Sulfur and oxygen partial pressure ratios prediction in copper flash smelting plants using Reddy-Blander model

Derin B., Reddy R.

Yazawa International Symposium on Metallurgical and Materials Processing, California, United States Of America, 2 - 06 March 2003, pp.625-632 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.625-632
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The partial pressure ratios of sulfur and oxygen for several copper flash smelting plants were derived using the Reddy-Blander (RB) model and predicted dissolved sulfur contents available in the literature. The sulfide capacities (Cs) of six different flash smelting plants (FeO-CuO0.5-CaO-MgO-FeO1.5-AlO1.5-SiO2) slags were calculated. The log (PO2/PS2) versus matte grades of various industrial processes was determined. The PO2/PS2 ratio increased with an increase of copper grade. The calculated partial pressure ratios for the copper flash smelting are in good agreement with those of the experimental data.