Lead has the advantages of low melting temperature and extreme malleability, which allow easy casting, shaping and joining of lead articles. Besides this, lead is slow to corrode and there are many examples of lead articles which have lasted for centuries. Lead is relatively abundant. Lead concentrates can be easily extracted from the ore and winning the metal from the concentrate does not need much energy. This reflects also in a fairly low price compared with other non-ferrous metals. Lead can be recycled as a secondary raw material from lead-acid batteries, from metallic scrap and from several composite consumer products in conjunction with existing recycling loops, for example for steel, zinc and copper, at moderate costs.
Lead is rarely used in its pure form, as small alloying additions considerably increase its strength. For applications requiring higher strengths, composites such as lead clad steel can be used.
The very high density of lead lends itself to some quite different applications, such as shielding against sound, vibrations and radiation, for example as protection for users of computer and TV screens. For these purposes lead is used in metallic form or as lead compounds in lead glasses.
Some compounds of lead have their own useful properties, particularly in relation to color and glass-forming ability. As we can see, there is a potential lead ore market in the future. Lead ore processing is becoming more and more important.
Lead ore processing:
The raw materials are sent into the jaw crusher for primary crushing through vibrating screen. Then the crushed materials enter in the cone crusher or impact crusher for further crushing in the secondary section. Then through belt conveyor, the materials are sent into the flotation machine. According to the characteristics of the materials, the related chemical medicines are added into the flotation machine to separate the impurities. After the chemical reaction, the materials are brought into the concentrator which the needed lead ore can be got.
Lead ore beneficiation equipment manufacturer:
For more than 20 years’ experience, SBM has been a professional and first-class lead ore beneficiation equipment manufacturer in the world. Based on advanced technology and considerate service, our products are exported to more than 100 countries and areas in the world. The mentioned machines above are our lead ore processing equipment, and this series machines have brought great profits for many customers. Besides, other crushing machines and grinding mills and the related machines are provided by SBM. If you are interested in our products, you canclick here to contact us. We are looking forward to cooperate with you.