Frasch process

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A method of obtaining sulphur from underground deposits using a tube consisting of three concentric pipes. Superheated steam is passed down the outer pipe to melt the sulphur, which is forced up through the middle pipe by compressed air fed through the inner tube. The steam in the outer casing keeps the sulphur molten in the pipe. It is named after the German-born US chemist Hermann Frasch (1851–1914).

Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.

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