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NEW INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS FOR QUARTZ DEPOSITS INDIGENOUS TO THE COMMUNITY

Objective



The Northern Greece mainland hosts numerous quartz vein deposits of extra quality with low impurities content. These very clean quartz sources can be used as raw materials in plasma smelting technology for the production of silicon metal and ferrosilicon with low impurities content. Plasma technology opens the possibility of lowering both operating and cjapital costs by using fine grade ores and producing ultra pure silicon.

The working plan consist of the following five main tasks :

a. Exploration and evaluation of the most promising quartz vein deposits in Northern Greece.

b. Selection of the mineral processing method in order to obtain high quality grades of quartz.

c. Production of silicon metal and ferrosilicon with low impurities content by plasma smelting.

d. Production of ultra pure silicon for high technological applications.

e. Technical and economical evaluation of the results.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MIRTEC SA
Address
A Industrial Area Of Volos
38500 Volos
Greece

Participants (7)

BEAUVENT GUY CONSULTANCY
France
Address
14 Rue Mouquette
62720 Rety-rinxent
FUNDICIONES DEL ESTANDA SA
Spain
Address
Barrio Anzizar 17
20200 Beasain
HELLENIC INDUSTRIAL MINERALS SA
Greece
Address
Mitropoleos Str. 77
54622 Thessaloniki
INST OF GEOLOGY & MINERAL EXPLORATION
Greece
Address
Messoghion Av. 70
11527 Athens
Tetronics Research and Development Company Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
5B Lechlade Road
SN7 9AJ Faringdon
UKAB
Sweden
Address
Agatan 32
43135 Moelndal
ULB
Belgium
Address
Evenue F.-d. Roosevelt 50 Cp 165
1050 Bruxelles