Zinc is one of the strategic non-ferrous metal next only to Aluminium and Copper. It plays a very important role in country's economy and develoment. Modern life is inconceivable without zinc. It provides the most cost-effective and environmentally efficient method of protecting iron & steel from corrosion. By protecting iron and steel against corrosion , zinc extends its life, helps saving natural resources and energy .
most important raw material for the production of zinc is
sulphide ore from which zinc is extracted either through
pyro-metallurgical route or through hydro-metallurgical-electrowin
route. At present nearly 80% of the worlds production of
primary zinc is through hydrometallurgical route the
balance is through pyro-metalurgical route.
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