Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited' s new smelting process

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 73, No. 818, 1980

A.L McKAGUE Superintendent, Smelter Operations, G.E. NORMAN Senior Metallurgical Engineer, Projects, Falconbridge, J.F. JACKSON, Senior Metallurgical Engineer, Toronto Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited

The treatment of nickel-copper concentrate in the new smelter at Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited, Falconbridge, Ontario, is described. The concentrate in a slurry form is partially roasted in a fluid-bed roaster and the calcine is smelted in an electric furnace. The roaster gases are treated in an acid plant.
Keywords: Pyrometallurgy, Non-ferrous pyrometallurgy, Copper smelting, Nickel smelting, Falconbridge Process, Roasters, Fluid-Bed roasters, Acid Plants, Electric furnaces, Process control, Ventilation.