REWAS 2019 pp 97-105 | Cite as

Removal of Sulfur from Copper Smelting Slag by CO2

  • Wang YunEmail author
  • Zhu Rong
  • Hu Shaoyan
  • Wang Hongyang
  • Guo Yaguang
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


In the process of extracting iron from copper slag, the iron obtained by reduction is difficult to use because of the high content of copper and sulfur. In this paper, the thermodynamics of CO2 desulphurization of slag is simulated using FactSage 7.1. In tube furnace, the desulfurization of copper slag was investigated by changing the temperature and flow rate of CO2. Thermodynamic simulation using FactSage 7.1 shows that increasing temperature and flow rate of CO2 can promote the removal of sulfur, and the desulfurization rate can reach up to 54.97%. The experiment shows that the removal trend of sulfur in the slag is the same as that of the thermodynamic calculation, and the maximum removal rate is 56.64%. The utilization rate of CO2 increased with the increase of temperature, but decreased with the increase of CO2 flow rate. Compared with air, CO2 is not easy to cause slag peroxidation.


Copper slag Residue sulfur Desulfurization rate Utilization rate of CO2 



This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation in China [grant numbers: 51474024, 51674021, 51574021].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Yun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhu Rong
    • 1
  • Hu Shaoyan
    • 1
  • Wang Hongyang
    • 1
  • Guo Yaguang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Metallurgical and Ecological EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Chinese Enfei Engineering Technology Co. LtdBeijingChina

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