Mackey, Phillip J. Noaranda Technology Centre, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada.
- Pyrometallurgical Processes
- Preparatory processes
- Reduction processes
- Oxidation process
- Metal refining processes
- Scrap Recycling Technology
- Energy Requirements in Pyrometallurgy
- Sulfur Dioxide Containment and Environmental Issues
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The branch of extractive metallurgy in which processes employing chemical reactions at elevated temperatures are used to extract and refine nonferrous metals from ores, concentrates, and recycled materials. The entire process from feed to finished metal may be pyrometallurgical, or a pyrometallurgical step may be used in conjunction with other technologies. Increasingly, a mix of processes maximizes the efficiency and advantages of an overall operation.
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