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Sulphur Composite Material.
Sulphur Inst J 1975 11(3-4):12-14
The Bureau of Mines developed a new, high-strength construction material for applications that require corrosion resistance to acid and salt solutions. The material consists of asbestos fibers and silica flour bonded togeher with plasticized sulfur. The specific properties of the material can be tailored to application requirements by varying proportions of the components and by choice of methods used in curing and forming the material. It has a large number of potential uses as pipe or tile in handling salt and dilute acid solutions where concrete and asbestos-cement materials now fail after relatively short exposures. Some of the applications are as pipe for containing acid mine wastes, acidic sewer products in humid soils, and corrosive liquids; as linings for vats, tanks, and ditches where essential; and as flooring in industrial operations where salt corrosion is a problem.
Issue of Publication
Sulphur Inst. J., V. 11, No. 3-4, Fall-winter 1975, PP. 12-14
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