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Sulfur in Coatings and Structural Materials.
Sullivan TA; McBee WC; Blue DD
New Uses of Sulfur Adv in Chem Ser (140):55-74
New uses for sulfur were developed to take advantage of a projected sulfur surplus. A spray material containing sulfur, talc, fiberglass, and dicyclopentadiene was used to construct a block building. The blocks were surface bonded together for structural stability by spraying with the mixture. Dirt-formed ponds were given an impervious lining by spraying with the material. The potential of low-cost, chemically modified sulfur as a land stabilizer was evaluated. Dicyclopentadiene, dipentene, methylcyclopentadiene, styrene, and an olefinic liquid hydrocarbon were investigated as modifiers. A spray mixture of 7 pct dicyclopentadiene, 1 pct dipentene, and 92 pct sulfur effectively stabilized tailings from wind and rain erosion.
Issue of Publication
New Uses of Sulfur, Adv. in Chem. Ser., No. 140, American Chemical Society, PP. 55-74
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