Pyrometallurgy Innovation Centre (PYROSEARCH)

Refractory consortium

Phase chemistry study of the interactions between slag and refractory in copper making processes.

Participating companies:

  • RHI (Austria)
  • Umicore NV (Belgium)
  • Aurubis AG (Germany)
  • Atlantic Copper (Spain)
  • Olympic Dam Corporation, BHP Billiton (Australia)

An SEM micrograph showing the infiltration of the molten slag/matte in the refractory material

An SEM micrograph showing the infiltration of the molten slag/matte in the refractory material