- Published: Monday, 16 May 2016 09:57
- Written by E&MJ News
Roasting of ore concentrates, the traditional method used to produce zinc, generates high levels of pollution, particularly from the release of sulphur in the form of SO2. A team of researchers from Chile’s Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) is currently pursuing a goal of reducing the environmental contamination resulting from the process. The university, along with Innova-Corfo and VIACHA—a Bolivian mineral distributor company—have committed 242 million pesos to advance the project.