Masters Theses


"For years it has been a problem to the tin smelting, plating, and detinning industries to be able to separate iron from tin once they were associated together as described above. Due to the lack of a tin smelter in the United States in the past, and the abundance of tin scrap available, which had little value either for the iron content or the tin content in their untreated state, most interest was concentrated on seeking methods of separating this tin scrap into its two useful components, iron and tin, rather than deal with the problems of smelting tin from tin ore. Since the United States now has the world's largest tin smelter located in Texas, and the quantity or tin scrap has been increasing, and the problems of both the detinner and the smelter are similar, the interest in finding better ways of separating iron from tin has likewise increased.

The project was selected by the Mississippi Valley Experiment Station of the United States Bureau of Mines in conjunction with their extractive studies on tin. A fellowship agreement was set up between the United States Bureau of Mines and the Missouri School of Mines to enable this work to be accomplished. It was the purpose of this thesis to investigate various gas-solid reactions which may lead to new treatment techniques in industry. The field of gas-solid reactions was selected because of the scant research that has been performed in this field and the great promise this type of reaction has to offer"--Introduction, pages 2-3.


Schlechten, A. W.


Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering


United States. Bureau of Mines


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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vi, 70 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-69).


© 1957 Carl Richard Bieling, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Separation (Technology)
Iron-tin alloys --Metallurgy

Thesis Number

T 1131

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