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ISASMELT™

Pyrometallurgy

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technical papers

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minerals

Welcome to ISASMELT™

Clean, cost-effective smelting with a high intensity submerged lance.

Glencore Technology’s ISASMELT™ provides an innovative, high intensity, yet low cost submerged lance smelting process that is simple to operate which can be used for a range of non-ferrous applications, such as copper, lead and tin, as well as recycling.

The process is fully enclosed, and operates in regions with some of the toughest emission standards. The proven technology has been in operation for over 30 years, and achieves design targets quickly - ramp up times of 3 months are not uncommon - and are achieved with the training and support that Glencore Technology provides.

ISASMELT™ is installed in major lead and copper smelting and converting operations around the world, including Australia, USA, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, India, Malaysia, China, Kazakhstan and Zambia. More than nine million tonnes of copper-containing materials are smelted each year with ISASMELT™ technology.

Glencore Technology also produces the ISACONVERT™ continuous converter, based on the ISASMELT™ technology. ISACONVERT™ is an ideal way to upgrade traditional batch converting plants that use Peirce-Smith or Hoboken converters. And unlike the relatively quiescent flash furnace, ISACONVERT’s compact furnace contains a highly agitated molten bath.

You can also learn here about our BBOC - Bottom Blown Oxygen Cupel, a major advance in precious metal refining technology. The technology injects oxygen directly into the reaction zone of the cupel, improving process performance and oxygen utilisation. The technology is well suited to most refining duties where base metals are selectively oxidised and eliminated from precious metal product, such as slimes bullions, PGM-bearing feeds, high purity silver refining and retorted Parkes crust. BBOC™ technology is installed in over a dozen sites worldwide (see our BBOC™ Brochure for more information).

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Our Technologies
Fine Grinding

IsaMill™ uses horizontal milling to secure better energy efficiency, product size and availability.

Flotation

Jameson Cell flotation gives you more concentrate per dollar, per metre and per year.

Jameson Concentrator

Jameson Concentrator delivers more concentrate from less footprint, less capital and operating cost, using less energy.

Leaching

Albion Process™ leaches the broadest feed variations, costs less and ramps-up faster.

Gas Sparging

HyperSparge™ delivers more gas, with more availability for leaching and oxidation processes.

Slurry Storage

ZipaTank™ uses modular components to deliver a tank with reduced installation times and greater flexibility.

Cathode plates & Equipment

ISAKIDD™ delivers the best fit for purpose electrowinning and electrorefining in the real world.

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