High-temperature experimental and thermodynamic modelling research on the pyrometallurgical processing of copper

Hidayat, Taufiq, Shishin, Denis, Decterov, Sergei A., Hayes, Peter C. and Jak, Evgueni (2017). High-temperature experimental and thermodynamic modelling research on the pyrometallurgical processing of copper. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. 1st International Process Metallurgy Conference, IPMC 2016, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, (). 10 - 11 November 2016. doi:10.1063/1.4974425


Author Hidayat, Taufiq
Shishin, Denis
Decterov, Sergei A.
Hayes, Peter C.
Jak, Evgueni
Title of paper High-temperature experimental and thermodynamic modelling research on the pyrometallurgical processing of copper
Conference name 1st International Process Metallurgy Conference, IPMC 2016
Conference location Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Conference dates 10 - 11 November 2016
Proceedings title AIP Conference Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name AIP Conference Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Melville, NY, United States
Publisher A I P Publishing LLC
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1063/1.4974425
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9780735414730
ISSN 1551-7616
0094-243X
Volume 1805
Issue 1
Total pages 9
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Uncertainty in the metal price and competition between producers mean that the daily operation of a smelter needs to target high recovery of valuable elements at low operating cost. Options for the improvement of the plant operation can be examined and decision making can be informed based on accurate information from laboratory experimentation coupled with predictions using advanced thermodynamic models. Integrated high-temperature experimental and thermodynamic modelling research on phase equilibria and thermodynamics of copper-containing systems have been undertaken at the Pyrometallurgy Innovation Centre (PYROSEARCH). The experimental phase equilibria studies involve high-temperature equilibration, rapid quenching and direct measurement of phase compositions using electron probe X-ray microanalysis (EPMA). The thermodynamic modelling deals with the development of accurate thermodynamic database built through critical evaluation of experimental data, selection of solution models, and optimization of models parameters. The database covers the Al-Ca-Cu-Fe-Mg-O-S-Si chemical system. The gas, slag, matte, liquid and solid metal phases, spinel solid solution as well as numerous solid oxide and sulphide phases are included. The database works within the FactSage software environment. Examples of phase equilibria data and thermodynamic models of selected systems, as well as possible implementation of the research outcomes to selected copper making processes are presented.
Keyword Copper making
Phase equilibria
Pyrometallurgy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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