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Sulfuric acid mist: Generation, suppression, health aspects, and analysis

McGinnity, J.J. and Nicol, M.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-8757-161X (2014) Sulfuric acid mist: Generation, suppression, health aspects, and analysis. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, 35 (3). pp. 149-192.

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Sulfuric acid mist, which is generated in electrowinning tankhouses, poses corrosion problems to the tankhouse structure and adverse health effects to employees. The literature pertaining to the generation of acid mist from bursting bubbles as film and jet droplets is reviewed. In addition, various methods of suppressing acid mist, such as the use of surfactants, balls, and hoods, are presented and discussed. The occupational exposure limits in various countries are presented and the commonly accepted methods of sampling acid mist are reviewed. Data on acid mist from a survey of 25 zinc and copper tankhouses are summarized.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Inc.
Copyright: © 2014 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
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