A Water Model Study on Mixing Behavior of the Two-Layered Bath in Bottom Blown Copper Smelting Furnace

Lang SHUI*, Zhixiang CUI, Xiaodong MA, Xu JIANG, Mao CHEN, Yong XIANG, Baojun ZHAO

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The bottom-blown copper smelting furnace is a novel copper smelter developed in recent years. Many advantages of this furnace have been found, related to bath mixing behavior under its specific gas injection scheme. This study aims to use an oil–water double-phased laboratory-scale model to investigate the impact of industry-adjustable variables on bath mixing time, including lower layer thickness, gas flow rate, upper layer thickness and upper layer viscosity. Based on experimental results, an overall empirical relationship of mixing time in terms of these variables has been correlated, which provides the methodology for industry to optimize mass transfer in the furnace.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2065-2070
Number of pages6
JournalJOM
Volume70
Issue number10
Early online date2 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

The authors would like to thank Dongying Fangyuan Nonferrous Metals Co. Ltd., China, and The University of Queensland, Australia, for providing financial support for this study through the ‘‘Fangyuan Fellowship’’.

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