Karabashmed is studying the possibility of optimizing techniques to obtain copper concentrate from metal manufacture slag. The Ural Federal University specialists are involved.
At present the Karabashmed processing factory produces copper concentrate of the slag mix originating from Ausmelt furnace copper smelting, and converter shop. The scientists will review three types of processing: Ausmelt slags, converter slag and their mix.
“All the metal slags – some 43 thousand tons per months – are completely processed. The share of copper extraction from slag into concentrate is 78.4%. With the help of the Ural Federal University specialists we intends to improve it”, the processing factory director Sergey Smetanin said. (Ukrainian metal)