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Artifacts at a Stone Age site disintegrate after a change in the site's ecosystem

Archaeologists at a Stone Age site near North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom might be wishing for a bottle of Harry Potter’s Skele-Gro right about now, some of its artifacts unexpectedly turned to jelly. 187 more words


A Method to make the Teeth beautifully white (1772)

“Take Rose-water, Syrup of Violets, clarified Honey, and Plantain-water, of each half an ounce; Spirit of Vitriol one ounce; mix them all together; rub the teeth with a linen rag moistened in this Liquor, and then rince the mouth with Rose and Plantain Water, of each equal parts.”

The Toilet of Flora, 1772

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How to manufacture Rubber Processing Chemicals, Rubber Additives, rubber chemical additives (Waxes, Amines, Synthetic Organic Chemicals, Silicone Resins, Silicone Fluids, Antioxidants and Antiozonants, Stabilizers, Nitrogen Compounds, Sulfuric Acid)

Rubber Technology is the subject dealing with the transformation of rubbers or elastomers into useful products, such as automobile tires and rubber mats. The materials includes latex, natural rubber, synthetic rubber and other polymeric materials, such as thermoplastic elastomers. 635 more words


Copper Sulfate Production

CuO + H2SO4 → CuSO4 + H2O     or

Cu + 2 H2SO4 → CuSO4 + SO2 + 2 H2O

The most common industrial production of copper sulfate ; occures by reacting copper oxide with diluted sulfuric acid. 244 more words

Copper Sulfate

Jacobs Engineering to Acquire BAYQIK Sulfuric Acid Converter Technology

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., an international technical professional services firm, has acquired the patent rights for BAYQIK quasi-isothermal sulfuric acid converter technology and related technology from Bayer AG. 56 more words

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The extinction of the dinosaurs

Adapted from an article in the LA Times (July 15, 2016):

A layer of soot deposited after the K/T extinction event may explain why dinosaurs but not everything else died. 282 more words

08. Pluto, Comets, And Space Debris

21st March 1831. Vitriolic.

Sulfuric Acid, oil of vitriol, is the most important industrial chemical with a wide range of uses in steel, fertilizers and plastics.(1)

It was Today in 1831 that Peregrine Phillips ( Jnr) a Bristol vinegar maker was granted a patent for the Contact Process, now the most efficient process for the manufacturing of Sulfuric Acid. 372 more words