Copper Maker Captures Sulfuric Acid in Peru | October 13, 2008 Issue - Vol. 86 Issue 41 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 41 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 13, 2008

Copper Maker Captures Sulfuric Acid in Peru

Department: Business
Credit: Doe Run Peru
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Credit: Doe Run Peru

The metals producer Doe Run Peru has inaugurated a plant at its La Oroya, Peru, complex that captures sulfur dioxide emissions created during copper smelting and converts them into 31,000 metric tons per year of sulfuric acid. The $50 million acid plant is the second of three being constructed under an agreement with the Peruvian government.

 
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