Metso Minerals will supply a fluid bed dryer as a turn-key project to Codelco, the Chilean national mining company. The value of the order is EUR 10 million. The contract includes also engineering, supply, installation and start-up. The dryer is planned to start-up in the second quarter of 2004. Fluid bed dryers are used in drying copper concentrate. During the process, the moisture content drops from 10% to 0.2%. To melt dried concentrate further it is fed to converter reactor.
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