Davenport, W.G., Jones, D.M., King, M.J., and Partelpoeg, E.H., Flash smelting: Analysis, control, and optimization

Davenport, W.G., Jones, D.M., King, M.J., and Partelpoeg, E.H., Flash smelting: Analysis,... ISSN 1070-4272, Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 2007, Vol. 80, No. 11, p. 1953. Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text I.N. Beloglazov, A.G. Morachevskii, 2007, published in Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, 2007, Vol. 80, No. 11, pp. 1930 1931. BOOK REVIEWS Davenport, W.G., Jones, D.M., King, M.J., and Partelpoeg, E.H., Flash Smelting: Analysis, Control, and Optimization Warrendale: TMS, 2001 Translated under the title Vzveshennaya plavka: kontrol’, analiz i optimizatsiya, Starykh, R.V., Ed. Moscow: MISIS, 2006, 400 pp. DOI: 10.1134/S1070427207110377 At present, flash smelting is widely used in manu- of compound concentrates, effect of nitrogen on the facture of copper and nickel all over the world. The smelting process, production of mattes with prescribed book by W.G. Davenport and co-authors presents in composition (65% Cu) in autogenous smelting of con- chronological order modern achievements and under- centrates, and other processes are discussed. Chapter standing of the process of flash smelting. The descrip- 15 (pp. 176 191) pays main attention to the expendi- tive and mathematical sections of the book reflect ture of technical oxygen and fuel in smelting of pure the level of industrial use of smelting as of 2000. CuFeS . Chapter 16 (pp. 192 202) discusses the Microsoft Excel software was used in mathematical behavior of moisture in flash smelting. Various issues calculations. of the smelting technology are discussed in Chapters 17 to 21 (pp. 203 312). Chapter 22 (pp. 313 333) is The book comprises twenty-three chapters and devoted to methods for control over flash smelting a supplement. The first three chapters (pp. 5 14, 15 furnaces; Chapter 23 (pp. 334 353) presents results of 59, 60 76) present general evidence about furnaces optimization calculations. Reference data, thermo- for flash smelting and their purpose and discusses in dynamic parameters, and results of process calcula- detail the smelting processes used by Outokumpu and tions are summarized in the supplement (pp. 354 INKO companies. The flash smelting is mostly used 385). to produce matte with high copper content from a fine flotation Cu Fe S concentrate. Further, the matte is Each chapter of the book ends with a brief conclu- subjected to conversion to give raw copper. The flash sion and problems to be solved without assistance. smelting is the most important process in recovery of Most of chapters include lists of recommended litera- copper from sulfide ores. ture. The book by Davenport and co-authors has orig- inal structure, contains a vast body of technological Chapter 4 (pp. 78 94) considers the basic equations evidence, and can be of use for research and design- describing the mass and heat balances for a steady- office workers and senior students specialized in state flash smelting process. In the following several metallurgy of heavy nonferrous metals. brief chapters, from 5 to 14 inclusive (pp. 95 175), the mass-and-heat balance equations are applied to analysis of various particular processes: flash smelting I. N. Beloglazov and A. G. Morachevskii http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

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