, Volume 56, Issue 1–2, pp 64–70 | Cite as

Feasibility of using aegirine concentrate as a complex flux in copper metallurgy

  • I. O. Popov
  • Yu. A. Mitrofanov
  • S. M. Ustinov

This article examines the theoretical and practical foundations for the use of aegirine concentrate – a technogenic waste product of the Apatit company – as a complex flux in the main copper-smelting operations in order to improve their technical-economic indices. Laboratory studies and commercial trials of the use of this flux are described.


copper metallurgy quartz flux aegirine concentrate fire refining Bessemirizing depletion of slags 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. O. Popov
    • 1
  • Yu. A. Mitrofanov
    • 1
  • S. M. Ustinov
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State Polytechnic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Magnezit GroupChelyabinsk OblastRussia

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