Sulfuric Acid Digestion, Sulfuric Acid Baking, and Sulfation Roasting in Mineral and Chemical Processing, and Extractive Metallurgy

· Electrochem Technologies & Materials Inc.

About this ebook

This monograph is primarily intended to serve as a concise review of the industrial utilization of sulfuric acid and the plethora of sulfation techniques used extensively in the mineral, chemical, and metallurgical industries across the world.

The information has been presented in such a form that industrial chemists, chemical engineers, and other practicing engineers, scientists, professors, and technologists will have access to relevant scientific and technical information supported by key data gathered from several disseminated sources along with a brief description of each major industrial processes (e.g., phosphates, titanium dioxide, lithium, alumina, rare earths, potassium, and beryllium), and finally several novel sulfation technologies that might be implemented in the near future.

This monograph will be of value also to men and women engaged in other branches of chemistry and metallurgy that want to understand these techniques outside their field of expertise.

Finally, the monograph may be of interest to persons in the chemical and metal industries occupying nontechnical positions such as executives, patent attorneys, traders, purchasing agents, salesmen and women, to whom a general knowledge of the technical aspect of their business would be helpful

The following topics are covered:

• Physical and chemical properties of sulfuric acid and oleums;

• Corrosion resistant materials;

• Thermochemistry of sulfation reactions;

• Industrial sulfation processes;

• Novel sulfation processes;

• By-products, effluents, and wastes;

• Concentration and regeneration of sulfuric acid;

• Prototype and pilot testing;

• Health and safety;

• Economic data

• Appendices.

About the author

Dr. François Cardarelli, President and Owner of the Canadian company Electrochem Technologies & Materials Inc., is an industrial chemist with a strong physical-chemistry background and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University Paul Sabatier (UPS) Toulouse III, and he is the inventor and co-inventor of 14 patents, and the sole author of three reference handbooks published worldwide by Springer since 1996.

He has over 32 years of industrial experience in North America and Europe in developing electrochemical, chemical, and metallurgical processes for winning, refining or producing a variety of metals, alloys, and inorganic chemicals either from aqueous solutions or molten salts media.

A particular area of his professional expertise is the chemical, and electrochemical processing of mining residues, metallurgical wastes, and industrial effluents, the manufacture of industrial electrodes, the electrochemical production of vanadium electrolyte, the pyro- and hydrometallurgical production of vanadium, niobium, tantalum, and tungsten compounds and chemicals, and finally the manufacture of novel industrial materials. All these processes are covered by patents enforced in many jurisdictions.

Dr. François Cardarelli is a member in good standing of the following professional organizations and societies: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)[Lifetime member], American Chemical Society (ACS), Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), The Electrochemical Society (ECS), Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), Ordre des Chimistes du Québec (OCQ), The Oughtred Society (OS), and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).

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