Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Willemite

Abstract

"Zinc ores containing large amounts of ferric oxide, calamine and willemite have been known for a long time among practical zinc metallurgists to be more difficult to reduce than ores of the same type but free from the above named compounds. This has been thought to be due to the high temperatures necessary for the reduction of the zinc ferrite and the zinc silicates by carbon. The ferrite is formed both during the roasting of sulphide ores and during distillation in the retorts, while calamine and willemite are introduced as such in the ores. The amount of ferrite formed during the roasting process depends almost entirely upon the temperature at which the roast is conducted, as excessively high temperatures are conducive to the formation of the ferrite. The object of the investigation described in this thesis was to determine the effect of various factors on the rate of reduction of zinc ferrite, willemite, and calamine, in order to obtain more specific data concerning the reasons for the difficulty of reducing ores containing large amounts of these compounds"--Introduction, page 1-2.

Advisor(s)

O'Harra, B. M.

Degree Name

M.S. in General Science

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1925

Pagination

ii, 32 pages, 4 plates

Rights

© 1925 Foster Cary Nix, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Calamin
Reduction (Chemistry)
Zinc oxide

Thesis Number

T 501

Print OCLC #

9513766

Electronic OCLC #

455465131

Comments

Illustrated by author.

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