Zinc plant emissions: particulate matter containing metals

Smelters are facilities which uses high temperature chemical processes to recover base metals, while a refinery is a plant in which impurities are separated from metals using thermal or electrolytic processes. Releases from zinc smelters/refineries are complex mixtures containing varying amounts of numerous substances. Most releases (on a mass basis) are discharged to air and releases to air have the greatest potential for causing widespread effects.

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