, Volume 38, Issue 8, pp 43–45 | Cite as

Sodium Treatment of Copper Dross

  • Curtis Bates
  • Carl DiMartini
Process Applied Technology


A new patented process for recovering lead from rough copper dross by sodium treatment was implemented at Asarcoys Glover Smelter in 1979. The basic metallurgical principles of the process are explained, and current plant operating procedures and results are described. The advantages of the sodium process, as compared to traditional dross treating in a reverberatory, and its possible application to treating complex lead blast furnace drosses are discussed.


Na2S Punitive Damage Metal Powder Industry Federation Sodium Treatment Black Matte 
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© TMS 1986

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  • Curtis Bates
  • Carl DiMartini

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