chamber process

chamber process

also called  Lead-chamber Process,  

      method of producing sulfuric acid by oxidizing sulfur dioxide with moist air, using gaseous nitrogen oxides as catalysts, the reaction taking place primarily in a series of large, boxlike chambers of sheet lead. The lead-chamber process has been largely supplanted in modern industrial production by the contact process (q.v.).

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