Masters Theses

Author

Peter Simonds

Abstract

"A demand has long existed for a method of directly recovering elemental Sulphur, in addition to the Lead, from Galena ore. At the present time, the sulphur of this ore is dissipated in the lead blast furnace as sulphur dioxide fumes. While the fumes are trapped to avoid damage to the vegetation of the surrounding countryside, their concentration is usually too low to make sulphuric acid as a profitable by-product. Thus, contrary to some speculation, the sulphuric acid produces under the circumstances is usually not a true by-product in the money-making sense of the term in many cases, but a choice of the lesser of two evils. However, sulphur has gained a secure position in industry today; its market price f.o.b. Texas and Louisiana has averaged about $18 per ton over these last few years; hence the existing demand for a means of recovering sulphur, as well as the lead, direct from galena ore. The object of the present investigation has been to construct, operate and obtain data on an original model laboratory cell for the production of lead and elemental sulphur from galena, that might be applied to commercial use when made on a larger scale"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Schrenk, Walter T.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1940

Pagination

v, 52 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 42-44).

Rights

© 1940 Peter Simonds, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fused salt electrolysis
Galena
Lead -- Electrometallurgy
Lead industry and trade

Thesis Number

T 704

Print OCLC #

5968623

Electronic OCLC #

549440331

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Chemistry Commons

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