scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 332
The Frasch Process of Mining Sulphur Sulphur is a tasteless odorless light-yellow colored element that has been sought after for years for uses such as sulphur compounds medicine matches rubber dyes gunpowder photography and many more uses But sulphur has not always been easy to obtain That is until a man named Herman Frasch invented a new way to harvest the underground supplies of sulphur Before 1891 almost all sulphur came from Sicily A German born American chemist named Herman Frasch changed that fact Frasch invented a new method for mining sulphur from underground deposits Thanks to his work the United States now produces a great deal of the worlds sulphur chiefly from Texas and Louisiana Herman Frasch patented his method of mining sulphur in 1891 This method is very effective in areas where natural deposits of sulphur lie about 900ft or more below the surface of the earth such as in Louisiana and Texas In his process a hole is drilled and cased into the sulphur formation where four pipes one over the other are placed into the protective casing Water heated to 338oF and at a pressure of 100pdspsi is then forced down the two outer pipes causing the sulphur to melt When the right amount of sulphur has been melted hot air is forced down the fourth pipe to turn the melted sulphur into a airsulphur mix called froth The froth is forced up the third pipe from the added pressure of the air Herman Frasch The sulphur is then run into wooden bins where it is allowed to dry in the open air All other substances that have a higher melting point remain underground This gives the sulphur a 995 purity rate which is much better than other means of extracting sulphur As a result America has become one of the top leaders in sulphur production in the world All of this was accomplished
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA