Weldon process

Jump to: navigation, search


The Weldon process is a process developed in 1870 by Walter Weldon for recovering manganese dioxide for re-use in chlorine manufacture.

After reacting hydrochloric acid with manganese dioxide (and related oxides), the waste manganese(II) chloride solution is treated with lime, steam and oxygen, producing calcium manganite (IV):

2MnCl2 + 3Ca(OH)2 + O2 → CaO·2MnO2 + 3H2O + 2CaCl2

The resulting calcium manganite can be reacted with HCl as in related processes:

CaO·2MnO2 + 10HCl → CaCl2 + 2MnCl2 + 2Cl2 + 5H2O

The MnCl2 can be recycled, while the CaCl2 is a waste byproduct.

External links



Navigation WikiDoc | WikiPatient | Up To Date Pages | Recently Edited Pages | Recently Added Pictures

Table of Contents In Alphabetical Order | By Individual Diseases | Signs and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Lab Tests | Drugs

Editor Tools Become an Editor | Editors Help Menu | Create a Page | Edit a Page | Upload a Picture or File | Printable version | Permanent link | Maintain Pages | What Pages Link Here
There is no pharmaceutical or device industry support for this site and we need your viewer supported Donations | Editorial Board | Governance | Licensing | Disclaimers | Avoid Plagiarism | Policies
Linked-in.jpg