The adsorption of SO2 by metal oxides suspended in decane were studied by calorimetric titration. The adsorption per surface area decreases in order CuO > Cu2O > Fe2O3 > V2O5. An Andersen High Volume sampler was used to obtain particulate samples from five sites in Utah County. Particulate sulfur (IV) and sulfur (VI) was analyzed by thermometric titration with K2Cr2O7 and by a direct injection enthalpimetric determination using BaCl2. Results show that little oxidation of the S(IV) occurs after it is released from the Kennecott smelter stack.
College and Department
Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Cannon, Douglas F., "Calorimetric determination of the interaction of Cu, Fe, and V oxides with SO₂ and measurement of sulfur (IV) and sulfur (VI) in particulate samples from Utah Valley" (1975). Theses and Dissertations. 8182.
Sulfur dioxide, Metallic oxides