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Main Title The reclamation of sulfuric acid from waste streams /
Author Peterson, Howard C.
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Author Title of a Work
Kern, Peter I.
CORP Author New Jersey Zinc Co., Palmerton, Pa. Research Dept.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-670/2-75-016; EPA-S-801349
Stock Number PB-241 791
OCLC Number 01704851
Subjects Sulfuric acid. ; Sulfuric acid--Environmental aspects. ; Sulfate waste liquor.
Additional Subjects Sulfuric acid ; Materials recovery ; Industrial waste treatment ; Spray drying ; Cost estimates ; Titanium dioxide ; Sulfates ; Chemical industry ; Evaporation ; Water pollution control
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-75-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/17/2013
EJBD  EPA 670-2-75-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/10/2015
ELBD RPS EPA 670-2-75-016 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/28/2017
NTIS  PB-241 791 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 45 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
The New Jersey Zinc Company process for acid recovery employs spray evaporation to separate sulfuric acid from metallic sulfates. The salts are removed as dry, free-flowing solids and the acid-laden off-gas is directly cooled to partially condense product acid having a concentration in excess of 85% H2SO4. The process was piloted at Palmerton, Pennsylvania, at a rate of two tons per day of sulfuric acid (100 percent basis) using as feed the waste stream of a titanium dioxide pigment plant. On the basis of the pilot work, a commercial plant was designed to process 345,000 metric tons annually of 19.5 percent H2SO4 waste end liquor from a 38,100-metric-ton-per-year pigment plant. The estimated investment (as of January 1, 1975) is $7,800,000. Operating costs (including depreciation at 10 percent) would be approximately $77 per metric ton of 100 percent H2SO4 recovered. This cost includes neutralization of the dried solids and disposal in a landfill site.
"Project no. S-801349; program element no. 1BB036." "April 1975." Includes bibliographical references (page 43).