6.17Why coppermatteis put in silica lined converter?
Copper matte contains and FeS. Copper matte is put in a silica-lined converter to remove the remaining FeO and FeS present in the matte as slag (). Also, some silica is added to the silica-lined converter. Then, a hot air blast is blown. As a result, the remaining FeS and FeO are converted to iron silicate () and is converted into metallic copper.