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2008-10-12 12:00:11

PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) -- A corrosive liquid overflowed from a tank at a chemical plant in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, evaporating into a toxic cloud that snaked along the ground and forced about 2,500 to flee. At least three residents were believed to be injured. A material called oleum, similar to sulfuric acid, leaked from a tank at the Indspec Chemical Corp. plant in Petrolia, said plant manager Dave Dorko. Authorities were concerned about the potential for respiratory damage and...

2007-04-13 06:00:26

By Cha, S C The aim of this work is to investigate the corrosion behaviour of superheater materials below deposited ashes in biomass combusting atmospheres. The materials were exposed in three different settings (without deposits, with filter ash and with cyclone ash). Exposure tests were carried out with variation of water and HCl content for 360 h at 535C. The HCl addition led to higher mass losses of materials than those without HCl addition. The rate of mass loss is proportional to the...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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