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Electric furnace steelmaking dusts--a zinc raw material.

Authors
Higley-LW Jr.; Fine-MM
Source
Rolla, MO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8209, 1977 Jan; :1-15
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007772
Abstract
Particulates generated in electric furnace (ef) steelmaking constitute approximately 1 to 2 pct of the charge. This flue dust is a rich source of zinc (values are substantially higher than in ore), but although there are several processes for recovering the metal, none are considered economic in the United States. This report reviews extraction technology and presents results of Bureau of Mines reduction-volatilization tests on pelletized ef dusts which achieved high recoveries of zinc. The data are sufficiently encouraging to warrant consideration of ef dusts as raw material for primary zinc smelters.
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-265935
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI-8209
NIOSH Division
RORC
Source Name
Electric furnace steelmaking dusts--a zinc raw material
State
MO
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