"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.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Professional Degree in Chemical Engineering
Tennessee Valley Authority
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iv, 83 pages
© 1944 Erwin Charles Hoeman, All rights reserved.
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Phosphorus -- Combustion
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Hoeman, Erwin Charles, "The combustion of phosphorus" (1944). Professional Degree Theses. 284.