Magnetite in the Hurley Copper Smelter
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Three aspects of magnetite smelting are discussed. The first is the working out of equilibrium conditions for eliminating sulfur. The second is the influence of magnetite solubility on the difficulty of tapping the reverb matte. The third is an approximation of the equilibrium conditions in the reverb gases which govern whether magnetite is made or reduced in the reverb slag by these gases and by any iron sulfide in the slag.
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