U.S. smelter acid sales and revenues: The implications of adopting European acid trade and marketing practices

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Title:
U.S. smelter acid sales and revenues: The implications of adopting European acid trade and marketing practices
Author:
Virdis, Maria Rosa, 1953-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Sulphuric acid obtained as a byproduct of non-ferrous metal ore smelting is often the mandatory result of stringent environmental policies adopted in the industrialized countries to limit sulphur dioxide emissions. For the primary copper industry in the southwestern U.S., improvement of sulphuric acid marketing and distribution economies is a critical factor. In this thesis, through a comparison of the European and U.S. sulphuric acid market structure and organization, both the opportunity and the implications of adopting European acid marketing practices are discussed. A more centralized system of acid distribution, as in the European model, if applied to the U.S. smelter acid market, proves to be potentially beneficial for net revenue enhancement. A rationalization of the logistic aspects could substantially reduce acid transportation costs, allow repayment of at least average variable costs of production and improve southwestern smelter acid competitiveness in the domestic markets.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Sulfuric acid industry -- Southwest, New.; Smelting -- Southwest, New -- By-products.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Mining and Geological Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rieber, Michael

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleU.S. smelter acid sales and revenues: The implications of adopting European acid trade and marketing practicesen_US
dc.creatorVirdis, Maria Rosa, 1953-en_US
dc.contributor.authorVirdis, Maria Rosa, 1953-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSulphuric acid obtained as a byproduct of non-ferrous metal ore smelting is often the mandatory result of stringent environmental policies adopted in the industrialized countries to limit sulphur dioxide emissions. For the primary copper industry in the southwestern U.S., improvement of sulphuric acid marketing and distribution economies is a critical factor. In this thesis, through a comparison of the European and U.S. sulphuric acid market structure and organization, both the opportunity and the implications of adopting European acid marketing practices are discussed. A more centralized system of acid distribution, as in the European model, if applied to the U.S. smelter acid market, proves to be potentially beneficial for net revenue enhancement. A rationalization of the logistic aspects could substantially reduce acid transportation costs, allow repayment of at least average variable costs of production and improve southwestern smelter acid competitiveness in the domestic markets.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSulfuric acid industry -- Southwest, New.en_US
dc.subjectSmelting -- Southwest, New -- By-products.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMining and Geological Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRieber, Michaelen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1336357en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22902900en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17525901en_US
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