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Sulfur : history, technology, applications & industry

Author: Gerald Kutney
Publisher: Toronto : ChemTec Pub., 2007.
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Presents the history, characteristics, and uses for the vibrant yellow element, sulfur. This book introduces 'the Sulfur Age' and the processes of this period - such as the Nordhausen, Bell and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Kutney
ISBN: 9781895198379 1895198372
OCLC Number: 79256100
Description: 241 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 Le Roi du Sol; 2 The Sulfur Age; 2.1 Sulfuric acid manufacturing; 2.1.1 The Nordhausen process; 2.1.2 The Bell; 2.1.3 The chamber; 2.1.4 The contact; 2.1.5 Metallurgical sulfuric. 2.1.6 Pyrites; 2.1.6.1 Spain; 2.1.6.2 Italy; 2.1.6.3 Norway; 2.1.6.4 Canada; 2.1.6.5 China; 2.2 Sulfuric acid; 2.2.1 The Leblanc; 2.2.2 Phosphate; 3 Native Sulfur - Sicily; 3.1 Ancient sulfur; 3.2 Renaissance sulfur; 3.3 Industrial revolution ("Sulfur Age"); 3.3.1 Sicily; 3.3.2 The Zolfare, the Solfatari & the Carusi; 3.3.3 The Doppioni, Calcarella, Calcaroni & the Gill furnace; 3.3.4 The Gabelloti; 3.3.5 The British wine merchants; 3.3.6 The Sulfur War of 1840; 3.3.7 The post-Sulfur War era & the rise of pyrites; 3.4 The cartels; 3.4.1 Anglo-Sicilian Sulfur Company (ASSC): 1896 to 1906; 3.4.2 Consorzio Obligatorio per D'Industrial Solfi fera Siciliana (COISS): 1906 to 1932; 3.4.3 Uffi cio per la Vendita dello Zolfo Italiano (UVZI): 1934 to 1940; 3.4.4 Ente Zolfi Italiani (EZI): 1940 to 1962; 3.4.5 Ente Minerario Siciliano (EMS): 1962 to 1985; 4 Frasch Sulfur - Texas/Louisiana; 4.1 Native (non-Frasch) sulfur mines; 4.2 Herman Frasch; 4.2.1 His life & family; 4.2.2 His oil ventures; 4.2.3 His alkali venture; 4.2.4 His salt ventures; 4.2.5 His sulfur ventures: Union Sulfur; 4.5 The other sulfur companies; 4.5.1 Freeport Sulfur; 4.5.2 Texas Gulf Sulfur; 4.5.3 Duval Texas Sulfur; 4.5.4 Jefferson Lake Sulfur; 4.5.5 Sulexco; 4.6 Liquid sulfur; 4.7 Non-U.S. Frasch mines; 4.7.1 Mexico; 4.7.2 Poland; 4.7.3 U.S.S.R.; 4.7.4 Iraq; 4.7.5 Brazil; 5 Recovered Sulfur - Alberta; 5.1 Sour, more sour, & sourest; 5.2 Alberta & the global sulfur market; 5.3 Sulfur blocks & broken sulfur; 5.4 Sulfur forming: slate & prills; 5.5 Marketing; 5.5.1 Cansulex & Prism; 5.5.2 Alberta to Vancouver; 5.6 The global competition; 5.6.1 U.S.; 5.6.2 Western Europe. 5.6.3 Persian Gulf; 5.6.3.1 Iran; 5.6.3.2 Iraq; 5.6.3.3 Saudi Arabia; 5.6.3.4 Other; 5.6.4 Caspian Sea; 5.6.5 Japan; 5.7 Sulfur pricing: the penny syndrome; 6 Future Sulfur - Oil Sands; 6.1 Sulfur & the oil sands; 6.2 Beyond the oil sands; 7 The Sulfur Entrepreneur; 7.1 The desperate entrepreneur & the reluctant investor; 7.1.1 Institutional investors; 7.1.2 Private investors; 7.1.3 Entrepreneurs; 7.2 The revolutionary technology: to switch or not to switch, that is the question; 7.3 The ultimate venture: the monopoly game; 7.4 Who killed the sulfur entrepreneur?; References; Appendix I. Sulexco Agreements; Appendix II. FTC Review of Sulexco; Appendix III. Global Sulfur Production; Index.
Responsibility: Gerald Kutney.

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