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Sulphuric Acid on the WebTM Technical Manual DKL Engineering, Inc.

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Sulphuric Acid Plant Specifications
 

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Owner NorAcid S.A.

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Location

Mejillones
Region II
Chile

Background 50:50 Joint Venture
- Inversiones Belfi Ltda.  www.belfi.cl
- Inversiones Ultraterra (part of Ultramar Group) www.ultramar.cl
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Plant -
Coordinates* 23° 5' 56" S, 70° 24' 52" W
Type of Plant Sulphur Burning
Gas Source Elemental Sulphur (bulk)
Plant Capacity 2060 MTPD
SA/DA DA
Emissions

SO2: 2 kg/MT, 350 ppm
Acid Mist: 0.075 kg/MT, 45 MTPA, 94 mg/Nm3
Stack Flow: 57,000 Nm3/h

Status Operating
Year Built 2011
Start-up: June 23, 2011
Technology Outotec
Contractor Inversiones Belfi Ltda.
Remarks

Investment: US$110 million
High Pressure Steam: 60 bar(g), 500°C
Power Generation: 24 MW (Siemens turbo-generator, condensing)

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References -
News March 2009 - Global processing and engineering group Outotec Oyj is set to provide sulphuric acid producer Noracid SA with equipment and services for a new 600,000 MTPA sulphuric acid plant in Mejillones, west Chile, in a deal woth around $67.7 million.  The plant is expected to be commissioned in Q1 2011, with sulphuric acid supplied to the local metallurgical industry.

January 27, 2009 - Outotec has agreed with Noracid S.A. on the delivery of a new sulfuric acid plant to be built in Mejillones, Chile. The contract value is approximately EUR 51 million.  Outotec's scope of delivery covers engineering, process equipment and supervisory services for a plant designed to produce annually over 600,000 tonnes of sulfuric acid and approximately 24 MW of electric energy. The sulfuric acid will be used by the local metallurgical industry.   The plant is expected to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2011.  “Outotec has delivered sulfuric acid technology for a number of plants in Chile, for example for Codelco's divisions and for Xstrata's Altonorte operations. This new plant based in Mejillones will further strengthen our market position as a leader in sulfuric acid plant technologies in Chile," comments Outotec's CEO Tapani Järvinen.

MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day           STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum      STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption
 

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