Alternative Title

Roasting of zinc ores in the manufacture of sulfuric acid by the contact process

Abstract

"The unprecedented demand for sulphuric acid of the higher strengths (98% and higher) in the manufacture of explosives, has stimulated the zinc smelters to increased efforts in the recovery of their Roaster gases in the form of Sulphuric Acid. The Lead-chamber process is unsuitable, however, in making "strong" acid and the smelters naturally turned to the contact mass or catalytic processes. In the roasting of zinc ores practically all of the sulphur is removed as sulphur dioxide, the disagreeable odor and unmistakable injury to surrounding localities, of which, first led to the adoption of sulphuric acid plants by most zinc smelters. This sulphur dioxide so formed has little value unless converted into sulphuric acid...In the contact process the dry, cleaned Sulphur dioxide is passed through a mass containing a substance which acts as a catalyzer converting the sulphur dioxide to sulphur trioxide"--Introduction, page 1.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Metallurgical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1919

Pagination

iii, 28 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 44).

Rights

© 1919 Clarence Eugene Peterson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sulfuric acid industry
Sulfuric acid
Zinc -- Metallurgy

Thesis Number

T 406a

Print OCLC #

5950761

Electronic OCLC #

351740282

Comments

Illustrated by author.

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