2014 Fall Winter Issue

Spreading Hydrogen Safety Worldwide

The formation of hydrogen in sulfuric acid plants is a known phenomenon resulting from the corrosion of metallic materials under specific conditions. Those conditions are strongly dependent on acid strength and temperature. As a result, a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen containing process gas can occur with the potential risk of a hydrogen explosion.

Features & Guest Columns

  • Global sulfuric acid–2014 in review and outlook
  • Increasing efficiency of spent acid oxidation facilities
  • SNC-Lavalin: proven technology through years of innovation
  • Restoration technology for polymer concrete
  • Anodic protection–proven corrosion prevention for storage tanks
  • A simple and effective tower upgrade: NORAM HP™ saddle packing
  • Solid sulfur handling at sulfuric acid plants: an update
  • SolvR™ Technology provides welcome solution for Southern States Chemical
  • The dangers of pirated parts
  • WESP economics: how wet electrostatic precipitators reduce gas cleaning costs, offer competitive edge
  • Roberts continues to expand offerings to phosphate industry
  • Advancements in sulfur spraying: new hybrid gun and predictive modeling
  • An institution in Clearwater: conference convenes for 38th year
  • DuPont, MECS host annual best practices workshop
  • Australasia workshop informs with wealth of experience

Also included in this issue …

  • Ma’aden selects MeCS® Sulfuric acid technology for phosphate fertilizer complex
  • ASARCO plans $110 million upgrade of Hayden smelter
  • Surplus on the horizon for Chile’s sulfuric acid market
  • Part of Mexican copper mine closed after spill
  • Solvay to sell its u.S.-based eco Services business unit to CCMP Capital