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Special Issue "Advances in Pyrometallurgy"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: transport phenomena; pyrometallurgy; flash smelting of copper; computational fluid dynamics of metallurgical processes; secondary and complex raw materials; circular economy
There are several major megatrends having an impact on Pyrometallurgical metals processing. The steadily growing demand for all metals is strengthened by the emerging of electrical vehicles (EV) which brings along the high need of the battery metals, but additionally a significant increase in copper consumption. Even if only the moderate forecasts for the amount of the EVs become true, production of the base metals has to increase tens of percentages or even more than double. At the same time, Pyrometallurgical processes have to produce less side products, such as slag, and keep the primary product quality level although raw material mixtures are increasingly complex and new elements are entering the processes in secondary raw materials.
Therefore, it is imperative to continue the development of Pyrometallurgical processes more efficient and productive, while still improving their selectivity what comes to slagging the unwanted and recovering the desired elements. This special issue is for current advances in Pyrometallurgical processing of metals, including all aspects, namely, the basic unit processes and operations in a smelter, metallurgical engineering, furnace integrity, cooling systems, modelling, slag and offgas handling to name a few. Results from both scientific research and industrial observations or test and piloting campaigns are welcome.Prof. Dr. Ari Jokilaakso
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Unit processes
- Process development
- Base metals
- Iron and steel
- Critical metals
- Battery metals
- Metallurgical engineering
- Circular economy