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"Two types of sulfur equilibration experiments were carried out in this study using either a conventional thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) technique or a horizontal tube furnace apparatus. Samples were equilibrated with flowing SO2-O2 gas mixtures of either 58% SO2 or 10% SO2.

The types of experiments were:
1. Investigation of the extent of solid solution of sulfur in ZnO, NiO, CuO, and Fe2O3 over a wide range of temperature.
2. Studies of compound or solid solution formation between binary sulfate mixtures of Fe-Zn, Cu-Zn, Ni-Zn, Fe-Cr, and Cd-Zn by TGA.

The extent of solid solution of sulfur as sulfate ion for each system was expressed in terms of the sulfur solubility factor (Wt. % S)/PSO3.

The log of the sulfur solubility factor is equal to the following expressions:
10550/T - 8.595 (1220 K - 1373 K) for ZnO,
4804/T - 4.269 (1170 K - 1320 K) for NiO,
5641/T - 5.325 (1124 K - 1310 K) for CuO,
5461/T - 5.290 (1120 K - 1320 K) for Fe2O3.

There was no appreciable solid solution and/or compound formation indicated from any of the mixtures of two different sulfates investigated, except for ZnSO4-CdSO4, which exhibited compound formation"--Abstract, page ii.


Morris, Arthur E., 1935-

Committee Member(s)

Crimes, Peter B.
Lorey, G. Edwin


Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering


The author also wishes to extend his thanks to the United States Bureau of Mines (USBM) for their support of this work.


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 1984


vii, 65 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-53).


© 1984 Zeynal Karakus, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Thesis Number

T 5147

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