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Main Title Operation of a sulfuric acid plant using blended copper smelter gases /
Author Carpenter, B. H., ; Carpenter, Ben H.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, N.C.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-199; EPA-68-02-1325; EPA-ROAP-21AUY-05
Stock Number PB-258 649
OCLC Number 02760480
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Sulfuric acid industry--North Carolina ; Sulfuric acid industry--Yugoslavia ; Smelting ; Sulphuric acid industry--North Carolina ; Sulphuric acid industry--Yugoslavia
Additional Subjects Air pollution abatement ; Copper ores ; Smelting ; Sulfur oxides ; Sulfuric acid ; Flue gases ; Carbon dioxide ; Plumes ; Opacity ; Gas flow ; Reverberatory furnaces ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Reclamation ; Industrial plants ; Sulfuric acid plants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-76-199 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/31/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/2-76-199 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-199 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-199 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-258 649 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 45 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A high degree of control of SOx emissions at copper smelters can be obtained by blending reverberatory furnace gases with gases from roasters and converters and using the combined stream as feed to a sulfuric acid plant. The Bor Copper Smelter in Bor, Yugoslavia, experimented with this technique for a short time and reported that visible plumes of acid mist were emitted from their acid plant stack. This was attributed to the carbon dioxide present in the reverb gases, which was presumed to decrease the absorption of SO3 with the unabsorbed SO3 emitted as a mist. The results of this study indicate that the visible plume produced at the acid plant at Bor, Yugoslavia, when reverberatory furnace gases were added to its feed stream were caused by factors other than the presence of CO2. The visible plume could most likely have resulted from additional sulfuric acid mist loads imposed upon the wet electrostatic precipitator (ESP) that receives cooled smelter gases from the acid plant cooling system. Factors which could have increased the mist content of the blended gases when the reverberatory furnace gases were included are discussed.
Prepared by Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, N.C., under contract no. 68-02-1325, task 33, ROAP no. 21AUY-057, program element no. 1AB015. Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-40).