Tankhouse Acid Mist Control Conceptual Engineering

Client: BHP Billiton – Minera Escondida

Location: Chile

Conceptual engineering of improvements to cell house ventilation to reduce acid mist.

Project Work Includes:
  • Evaluate and Optimize Existing Process Operating Parameters and Controls
  • Benchmark Operations with International Standards
  • Ventilation Survey, Smoke Testing and Plume Analysis
  • Assess Existing Cell House Ventilation and Limitations
  • Evaluate Existing Cell Hood Design and Extraction Systems
  • Develop CFD
    • Evaluate existing ventilation systems
    • Evaluate various practical alternatives to reduce acid mist concentrations
    • Evaluate existing cell hood design
    • Evaluate alternate hood designs
  • Establish Ventilation Gas Cleaning/Scrubbing Requirements
  • Recommend Staged Implementation Plant to Meet Emissions Targets
Tankhouse Acid Mist Control Conceptual Engineering
Tankhouse Model Domain
Project History

Conceptual Engineering

March 2011

Tankhouse Acid Mist Control Conceptual Engineering
Predicted Tankhouse Acid Mist Concentrations
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