Sulfuric Acid Manufacture (Google eBook)

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Elsevier, Nov 4, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 425 pages
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More sulfuric acid is produced every year than any other chemical. It has a wide range of uses including phosphate fertilizer production, explosives, glue, wood preservatives, and lead-acid batteries. It is also a particularily corrosive and dangerous acid, with extreme environmental and health hazards if not manufactured, used, and regulated properly.

Sulfuric Acid Manufacture: Analysis, Control and Optimization keeps the important topics of safety and regulation at the forefront as it overviews and analyzes the process of sulfuric acid manufacture.

The first nine chapters focus on the chemical plant processes involved in industrial acidmaking, with considerable data input from the authors' industrial colleagues. The last 15 chapters are dedicated to the mathematical analysis of acidmaking.

Both Authors bring years of hands-on knowledge and experience to the work, making it an exceptional reference for anyone involved in sulfuric acid research and/or manufacture.

* Only book to examine the processes of sulfuric acid manufacture from an industrial plant standpoint as well as mathematical.

* Draws on the industrial connections of the authors, through their years of hands-on experience in sulfuric acid manufacture.

* A considerable amount of industrial plant data is presented to support the text.
  

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Contents

Chapter 2 Production and Consumption
11
Chapter 3 Sulfur Burning
19
Chapter 4 Metallurgical Offgas Cooling and Cleaning
31
Chapter 5 Regeneration of Spent Sulfuric Acid
47
Chapter 6 Dehydrating Air and Gases with Strong Sulfuric Acid
59
Chapter 7 Catalytic Oxidation of SO2 to SO3
71
Chapter 8 SO2 Oxidation Catalyst and Catalyst Beds
89
Chapter 9 Production of H2SO4l from SO3g
99
Chapter 16 3rd Catalyst Bed SO2 Oxidation
183
Chapter 17 SO3 and CO2 in Feed Gas
189
Chapter 18 3 Catalyst Bed Acid Plant
199
Chapter 19 AfterH2SO4Making SO2 Oxidation
211
Chapter 20 Optimum Double Contact Acidmaking
229
Chapter 21 Enthalpies and Enthalpy Transfers
235
Chapter 22 Control of Gas Temperature by Bypassing
243
Chapter 23 H2SO4 Making
253

Chapter 10 Oxidation of SO2 to SO3 Equilibrium curves
119
Chapter 11 SO2 Oxidation Heatup Paths
129
Heatup PathEquilibrium Curve Intercepts
147
Chapter 13 Cooling 1st Catalyst Bed Exit Gas
159
Chapter 14 2nd Catalyst Bed Heatup Path
165
Chapter 15 Maximum SO2 Oxidation in a 2nd Catalyst Bed
177
Chapter 24 Acid Temperature Control and Heat Recovery
271
Appendices
287
Answers to Numerical Problems
383
Author Index
395
Index
397
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