Abstract

"Phosphorus first joined the ranks of large-tonnage industrial raw materials about ten years ago, with the development of the electric furnace method for its production from rock phosphate. For many years before the present era of large-scale production, phosphorus had been little more than a laboratory curiosity. Thereafter, it found extensive application in pyrotechnics, match tips, rat poisons, and other uses not requiring more than a few hundred of tons in a year. Phosphoric acids were generally produced by the reaction of sulfuric acid with rock phosphate. The development and growth of electro-thermal processes for the reduction of rock phosphate completely changed the method of producing phosphoric acids. Phosphorus, produced in electric furnaces, is now an industrial commodity that may be burned to the oxide, then hydrated to phosphoric acids, and finally converted into a great number of phosphate compounds. A brief catalogue of the significant events leading up to the present state of development of the electric-furnace process for the production of phosphorus is shown"--Introduction, page 1.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Tennessee Valley Authority

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1944

Pagination

iv, 83 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-61) and index (pages 62-81).

Rights

© 1944 Erwin Charles Hoeman, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Phosphorus -- Combustion
Phosphorus industry

Thesis Number

T 733

Print OCLC #

5972231

Electronic OCLC #

856141184

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