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Sulfur dioxide emission control in Japanese copper smelters.

Authors
Rosenbaum-JB; Hayashi-M; Potter-GM
Source
Bureau of Mines 1976; :1-15
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007862
Abstract
Most Japanese copper smelters are located in areas of concentrated industrial activity and high levels of atmospheric pollution. A review of unofficial sulfur dioxide emission control data from major Japanese smelters shows capture of 91 to 99.7 percent of the sulfur in the smelter feed. The bulk of Japanese smelting capacity was constructed in the last 10 years. Six of the major smelters use flash furnaces, and two use reverberatory furnaces. A prototype three-furnace continuous system is in use as a parallel train with reverberatory furnaces at one smelter. Most of the sulfur dioxide is manufactured into sulfuric acid. The remainder is captured by gas scrubbers that yield gypsum and sodium salts. Ready markets exist in Japan for the acid and other sulfur byproducts.
Keywords
Mining; Copper; Copper compounds; Smelters; Smelting
CAS No.
7440-50-8
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-252489
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IC 8701
NIOSH Division
SLRC
Source Name
Bureau of Mines
State
UT
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