Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 4 OF 4
|Main Title||Sulfuric Acid Plant Installation and Operating Costs, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Douglas, Arizona.|
|Author||Gerstle, Richard W. ; Yerino., Lario V. ;|
|CORP Author||PEDCo-Environmental Specialists, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.;Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, Calif. Region IX.|
|Report Number||P/N-3155-HH; EPA-68-02-1375; EPA/909/9-76/006;|
|Stock Number||PB-265 640|
|Additional Subjects||Sulfuric acid ; Industrial plants ; Air pollution control ; Cost estimates ; Chemical industry ; Process charting ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Sulfur dioxide ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Design criteria ; Economics ; Phelps Dodge Corporation ; Copper smelters ; Douglas(Arizona) ; EPA region 9 ; In plant processes|
This report discusses installation and operation costs for a double contact sulfuric acid plant to be installed at the Phelps Dodge Corporation copper smelter in Douglas, Arizona. Equipment necessary for the operation of the acid plant is discussed, including: converter uptake and hood system, gas cooling system, ductwork, double contact acid plant (1323 ton per day at 4.5 percent SO2), modification of reverberatory furnace fugitive gas duct-work, acid neutralization facilities, and other equipment such as tracks, new wells, and water treatment facilities. Capital costs amount to $62.9 million and annual operating costs amount to $21 million before credit for any product acid. Installation is technically feasible and would not involve any innovative technology while significantly reducing sulfur dioxide emissions.