Schwefelsäureumschlag - URGENT

English translation: sulphuric acid conversion

11:07 Aug 1, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Schwefelsäureumschlag - URGENT
Am 11. September 2001 feiert die XYZ GmbH & Co. die Einweihung ihres Erweiterungsprojektes für den Schwefelsäureumschlag.

Ernst says either "sulphuric acid" or "oil of vitriol" for Schwefelsäure. Which one is for petroleum (waste??) products.

I know "Umschlag" is to do with loading and unloading.

Also, further down the press release:
Pro Jahr werden durchschnittlich 150 verschiedene Produkte aus den Sektoren Chemie, Lebensmittel und Mineralöl umgeschlagen.

Thanks
Gillian Noameshie
English translation:sulphuric acid conversion
Explanation:
Based on the following URLs, I would suggest*conversiion* for *Umschlag*, since your text is dealing with waste management.

Conversion of Sulphuric Acid
Concentrated H2SO4 (sulphuric acid) is a highly corrosive liquid that will cause severe chemical burns to skin tissue due
to its dehydrating properties. Inhalation of fumes caused by misting the H2SO4 will cause respiratory and mucous membrane damage, and splashing may cause blindness.
However, the proprietary process used to develop StabitrolTM out of regular sulphuric acid actually removes the toxicity while maintaining all other benefits and characteristics of a strong acid - including a pH of below one. In addition, when StabitrolTM is mixed with water before the addition of certain chemicals (i.e. herbicides) the effectiveness of such chemicals is enhanced, resulting in a reduction of chemical use.

Sulphuric acid plants achieve a conversion rate above 99.5%;. (g ... thermal efficiency
and minimize waste whenever possible. Although most by ...
www.unece.org/env/lrtap/protocol/guid_docs/guid_ch1.htm
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Summary of answers provided
na +2turnover
ambittles
na +1Sulfuric Acid transfer
enphiniti
naSulfuric acid transshipment
Yves Georges
nasulphuric acid conversion
Johanna Timm, PhD


  

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12 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Sulfuric Acid transfer


Explanation:
Sulfuric acid is the more commonly used term in what I have seen. "Umschlag" seems to denote transport in some fashion. I hope this helps.

-Jason


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enphiniti
Local time: 01:05
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I decided on handling for Umschlag

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agree  Trudy Peters
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46 mins peer agreement (net): +2
turnover


Explanation:
turnover = Umschlag, umschlagen
Sulfuric Acid = Schwefelsäure


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ambittles
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agree  Ulrike Lieder (X)

agree  Trudy Peters
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4 hrs
sulphuric acid conversion


Explanation:
Based on the following URLs, I would suggest*conversiion* for *Umschlag*, since your text is dealing with waste management.

Conversion of Sulphuric Acid
Concentrated H2SO4 (sulphuric acid) is a highly corrosive liquid that will cause severe chemical burns to skin tissue due
to its dehydrating properties. Inhalation of fumes caused by misting the H2SO4 will cause respiratory and mucous membrane damage, and splashing may cause blindness.
However, the proprietary process used to develop StabitrolTM out of regular sulphuric acid actually removes the toxicity while maintaining all other benefits and characteristics of a strong acid - including a pH of below one. In addition, when StabitrolTM is mixed with water before the addition of certain chemicals (i.e. herbicides) the effectiveness of such chemicals is enhanced, resulting in a reduction of chemical use.

Sulphuric acid plants achieve a conversion rate above 99.5%;. (g ... thermal efficiency
and minimize waste whenever possible. Although most by ...
www.unece.org/env/lrtap/protocol/guid_docs/guid_ch1.htm



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Johanna Timm, PhD
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Local time: 23:05
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4 hrs
Sulfuric acid transshipment


Explanation:
You are right :

Sulfuric acid is the chemical name (oil of vitriol is a popular name used for diluted sulfuric acid, that was formerly used in drugstores)

Petroleum and gas transformation industries are producing a lot of sulfuric acid, because it is under that form that the (often very huge amont) of sulfur contained in the petroleum or gas is eliminated. It must then be transported to some other plant for further chemical use (we actually produce to much of it and the applications are limited this is why the industry released it very often in the atmosphere (in vapour form SO2 or SO3 gaz) in the past, causing huge damage because of acid rains (SO2 and SO3 + water gives back sulfurous and sulfuric acids!

"Umschlag" is about the transfer from some transportation mean to another.
Here it could well be from an internal small railway, to an external bigger one to reach a transformation plant.
Howebver, for goods you should better use transshipment, tranfer should be reserved for people transfer (e. g. from a plane to another in an airport).

HTH


    25 years in analytical chemistry instrumentation + Ernst
Yves Georges
France
Local time: 08:05
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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I decided on handling for Umschlag
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