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Non-ferrous Metals Industries

This BREF covers the techniques for the production of both primary and secondary non-ferrous metals. The production of 42 non-ferrous metals and the production of ferro alloys are addressed. Ten groups of metals with similar production methods are dealt with in the document:


• Copper and its alloys, Tin and Beryllium
• Aluminium and its alloys
• Zinc, Lead, Cadmium, Antimony and Bismuto etc.
• Precious metals
• Mercury
• Refractory metals, e.g. Chromium, Wolfram, Vanadium, Tantalium, Niobium, Rhenium, Molybdenum
• Ferro alloys, e.g. IronChromium, IronSilicon, IronMn, SiliconManganese, IronTitanium, IronMolybdenum, IronVanadium, IronBoron
• Alkali and alkaline earth metals, Sodium, Potassium, Lithium, Strontium, Calcium, Magnesium and Titanium
• Nickel and Cobalt
• Carbon and graphite electrodes. The production of carbon and graphite anodes is included because of the production of anodes at some aluminium smelters as an integral part of the production process.

Non Ferrous Metals

 

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