, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 17–24 | Cite as

Climax Gonversion Practice II

  • G. R. Grimes
  • G. Witkamp
Technical Article


The continued development of Climax molybdenite roasting practice is described since Last reported (technical publication No. 1718.) Details of the new Rotterdam roasting facility in operation since 1966 are presented. Includes alternate methods for dissipating heat and considers means for increasing sulfur dioxide concentration in roaster flue gas. Reports on improvements and product quality control.


Molybdenite Design Capacity Spray Cool Dust Collection Technical Oxide 


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© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Grimes
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Witkamp
    • 3
  1. 1.Langeioth PlantClimax Molybdenum Co.LangelothUSA
  2. 2.Div. of American Metal Climax, Inc.USA
  3. 3.Climax Molybdenum N.V., a subsidiary of American Metal Climax, Inc.USA

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