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Molten Sulfur Atomizer

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Molten Sulfur Atomizer
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Molten Sulfur Atomizer

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  • The Problem
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The burning of sulfur in the air to make sulfuric acid from the resulting sulfur dioxide is an old process.  Controlling the combustion at a uniform burning rate and a constant gas strength is highly desirable.  The key to uniform, high-quality acid product and lower production costs is the burning equipment.
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Sulfur is preheated and then delivered to the burner as a liquid at a maintained temperature of 270° F. The W. N. Best atomizer breaks this liquid into microscopic droplets which burn in suspension in a refractory lined furnace. Aside from a controlled supply of clean dry air, combustion is entirely self-supporting; no supplementary fuel is required. The process generates an appreciable amount of heat which in turn is recovered by passing the hot gas through a waste heat boiler to supply plant steam.

The W. N. Best Molten Sulfur Atomizer has several advantages for this application. Unlike other atomizers, it has no small orifices in the nozzle and is therefore less susceptible to clogging. Because no steam is required, moisture is kept out of the furnace and the possibility of sulfuric acid formation on the heat transfer surfaces of the waste heat boiler is minimized. Most important, the atomizer combines high capacity with a compact flame which permits reductions in furnace size with resultant savings in both initial cost and in furnace maintenance expense.

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