Fiberbed Candle Filters - Sulfur

By: Amistco  09-12-2011

Sulfur Burning Plant (dark and bright sulfur)-
Sulfur is burned and the SO2 gas is converted to SO3 through catalytic contact. SO3 gasses are absorbed by recirculating H2SO4 solution in an absorbing tower.

Metallurgical Plant-
Ore (pyrite) is roasted. The exit gas is purified, dried and fed into a catalytic converter. SO3 is absorbed on a H2SO4 solution.

Spent Acid plants-
By-products of the organic monomer industry (caprolactam, acrylonitrile) is burned. Exit SO2 is purified, dried, converted and absorbed in H2SO4.

Wet Process (decomposer process)-
The hydrogen sulphite is burned. Exit gas is fed into the converter without being dried.

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