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Author King, Matthew J.

Title Sulfuric acid manufacture : analysis, control and optimization / by Matthew J. King, William G. Davenport, Michael S. Moats.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2013.


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Edition 2nd ed.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary By some measure the most widely produced chemical in the world today, sulfuric acid has an extraordinary range of modern uses including phosphate fertilizer production, explosives, glue, wood preservative and lead-acid batteries. An exceptionally corrosive and dangerous acid, production of sulfuric acid requires stringent adherence to environmental regulatory guidance within cost efficient standards of production. This work provides an experience-based review of how sulfuric acid plants work, how they should be designed and how they should be operated for maximimum sulfur capture and minimum environmental impact. Using a combination of practical experience and deep physical analysis, Davenport and King review sulfur manufacturing in the contemporary world where regulatory guidance is becoming ever tighter (and where new processes are being required to meet them), and where water consumption and energy considerations are being brought to bear on sulfuric acid plant operations. This second edition will examine in particular (i) newly developed acidmaking processes and (ii) new methods of minimizing unwanted sulfur emissions. The target readers are recently graduated science and engineering students who are entering the chemical industry, and experienced professionals within chemical plant design companies, chemical plant production companies, sulfuric acid reycling companies and sulfuric acid users. They will use the book to design, control, optimize and operate sulfuric acid plants around the world. Unique mathematical analysis of sulfuric acid manufacturing processes, providing a sound basis for optimizing sulfuric acid manufacturing processes. Analysis of recently developed sulfuric acid manufacturing techniques suggests advantages and disadvantages of the new processes from the energy and environmental points of view. Analysis of tail gas sulfur capture processes indicates the best way to combine sulfuric acid making and tailgas sulfur-capture processes from the energy and environmental points of view. Draws on industrial connections of the authors through years of hands-on experience in sulfuric acid manufacture.
Contents 1. Overview -- 2. Production and consumption -- 3. Sulfur burning -- 4. Metallurgical offgas cooling and cleaning -- 5. Regeneration of spent sulfuric acid -- 6. Dehydrating air and gases with strong sulfuric acid -- 7. Catalytic oxidation of SO2 to SO3 -- 8. SO2 oxidation catalyst and catalyst beds -- 9. Production of H2SO4([scientific symbol]) from SO3(g) -- 10. Oxidation of SO2 to so3 -- equilibrium curves -- 11. SO2 oxidation heatup paths -- 12. Maximum SO2 oxidation : heatup path-equilibrium curve intercepts -- 13. Cooling first catalyst bed exit gas -- 14. Second catalyst bed heatup path -- 15. Maximum SO2 oxidation in a second catalyst bed -- 16. Third catalyst bed SO2 oxidation -- 17. SO3 and CO2 in feed gas -- 18. Three catalyst bed acid plant -- 19. After-H2SO4-making SO2 oxidation -- 20. Optimum double contact acidmaking -- 21. Enthalpies and enthalpy transfers -- 22. Control of gas temperature by bypassing -- 23. H2SO4 making -- 24. Acid temperature control and heat recovery -- 25. Making sulfuric acid from wet feed gas -- 26. Wet sulfuric acid process fundamentals -- 27. SO3 gas recycle for high SO2 concentration gas treatment -- 28. Sulfur from tail gas removal processes -- 29. Minimizing sulfur emissions -- 30. Materials of construction -- 31. Costs of sulfuric acid production.
Subject Sulfuric acid.
Sulfuric acid industry.
Sulfuric Acids
Acide sulfurique.
Acide sulfurique -- Industrie.
sulfuric acid.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Chemical & Biochemical.
Sulfuric acid
Sulfuric acid industry
Added Author Davenport, W. G. (William George)
Moats, Michael S.
Other Form: Print version: King, Matthew J. Sulfuric acid manufacture. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2013 9780080982205
ISBN 9780080982267 (electronic bk.)
0080982263 (electronic bk.)
1299617107 (electronic bk.)
9781299617100 (electronic bk.)
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DEBSZ 481273530
NZ1 15192350

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