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Zinc Burning for Oxide Production


Study and Development of Zinc Oxide Speedy Technology with Zinc Burning in Granular Material Bed

Tech Area / Field

  • CHE-IND/Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Process Engineering/Chemistry
  • MAT-SYN/Materials Synthesis and Processing/Materials

3 Approved without Funding

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Leading Institute
MAK & KO Production Cooperative, Kazakstan, Shymkent

Supporting institutes

  • Research Institute for Special Material Science, Kazakstan, Shymkent


  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, France, Paris

Project summary

Elsewhere zinc oxide is produced by burning zinc vapor above zinc melt in bath furnaces. Ashless fuel is usually used. These plants are cumbersome and of low capacity. The present project is based on zinc melt burning in a grainy material layer, thus enlarging the reaction surface between the metal and oxidizer and providing at the same time smaller dimensions of the plant, unlimited capacity increase and simultaneous energy consumption decrease. Zinc oxide is a major component for rubber and paint-and-varnish industries. So being quite new for the world, speedy technology will serve for a great number of zinc-oxide consumers.

The present project solves both the economical development problems for the operating enterprises producing zinc oxide and those for weapon enterprises conversion. While implementing the project the inventions of the RISMS and “MAK & KO” cooperative will be applied as well as new patents will be developed.