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Investigation Of Inclusions In Armco Ingot Iron, Edwin J. Duncan Jun 1954

Investigation Of Inclusions In Armco Ingot Iron, Edwin J. Duncan

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Various chemical and electrolytic separation methods were investigated in an attempt to separate the in­clusions in Armco ingot iron. Residues obtained were X-rayed for identification purposes. The microstruc­tures of this iron were studied with the object of de­termining the relative sizes, locations, and possible compositions of the inclusions.


Polarography Of Indium, John Jackson Jun 1954

Polarography Of Indium, John Jackson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this thesis is to study the various aspects of the polarography of indium. The eventual goal would be to develop a method of analyzing indium in unknowns. The investigation is approached by studying the indium ions in various electrolytes and in various concentrations.


Studies Of Tempering Behavior Of Steel X-9165 Of N-A-X 9100 Series, James A. Ndulue May 1953

Studies Of Tempering Behavior Of Steel X-9165 Of N-A-X 9100 Series, James A. Ndulue

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

One of the reasons why steel is the most versatile of all the metals available for engineering applications is because of the wide range of properties that can be obtained from it by proper heat treatment.


Polarographic Determination Of Germanium, Calvin Leo Stevenson May 1953

Polarographic Determination Of Germanium, Calvin Leo Stevenson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In the past germanium has been determined by either wet methods or by the spectograph; the spectograph being used for the determination of very small amounts of ger­manium and wet methods used when more than one hundredth of one percent germanium is present. Both of these analyti­cal schemes have weaknesses.


Concentration Of Tungsten Ore From The Potosi Mining District, Ted S. Jordan May 1953

Concentration Of Tungsten Ore From The Potosi Mining District, Ted S. Jordan

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Tungsten is a strategic metal which, at present, is in short supply in the United States. In addition to its need in the defense effort, tungsten is becoming more and more in industrial demand and, as an increasing number of uses for this element are being found, so must additional sources of it be discovered and processed.


The Effect Of Germanium On The Current Efficiency In The Electrolysis Of Pure Zinc Sulfate Solution, Keith R. Bock May 1953

The Effect Of Germanium On The Current Efficiency In The Electrolysis Of Pure Zinc Sulfate Solution, Keith R. Bock

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It has long been recognized that electrolytic zinc cells are extremely sensitive to impurities. In fact, cer­tain impurities present in amounts as low as 0.1 mg/1 cause a serious loss of current efficiency. Also, the presence of several impurities in the electrolyte may accelerate the detrimental effect of each impurity.


The Decomposition Of Calcium Tungstate And Synthetic Scheelite With Hydrochloric Acid, Robert R. Beebe May 1953

The Decomposition Of Calcium Tungstate And Synthetic Scheelite With Hydrochloric Acid, Robert R. Beebe

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The decomposition of scheelite with hydrochloric acid was studied under conditions of variable acid concentration, time and temperature. The reactions were traced by weigh­ing material untransformed and, in some cases, by analyzing the transformation products.


Metal Dust Production, James H. Foreman May 1953

Metal Dust Production, James H. Foreman

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The object of this thesis is to study the production of metal dust by direct application of a mechanical force to a stream of molten metal.


The Precipitation Of Calcium Tungstate From Sodium Tungstate Solution, Martin E. Messner May 1953

The Precipitation Of Calcium Tungstate From Sodium Tungstate Solution, Martin E. Messner

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In view of the great need for tungsten in the present industrial world it is necessary that all known tungsten sourves be utilized to the greatest possible extent. Scheelite ores promise to be an increasingly important source of tungsten, inasmuch as the discovery of vast new deposits has been made and known deposits of high grade ores have practically been depleted.


A Study Of The Effects Of The Chloride Ion On The Lead-Silver Anodes And On The Lead Tenor Of The Zinc Deposit In Zinc Electrolysis, William A. Mitchell May 1953

A Study Of The Effects Of The Chloride Ion On The Lead-Silver Anodes And On The Lead Tenor Of The Zinc Deposit In Zinc Electrolysis, William A. Mitchell

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The electrolyte used in the commercial production of electrolytic zinc from zinc sulphate solutions contains small amounts of impurities each of which has its own effects upon the process. Impurities such as antimony, cobalt, nickel, and iron tend to lower the current efficiency while other impurities such as chlorine, fluorine, and nitrates tend to increase the corrosion of the lead anodes and thereby increase the lead tenor of the zinc deposit.


The Effect Of Manganese On The Age Hardening Of Aluminum-Copper Alloys, Keith P. Burgess May 1953

The Effect Of Manganese On The Age Hardening Of Aluminum-Copper Alloys, Keith P. Burgess

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It is known that age-hardening occurs in alloys of the solid solution type containing a hardening constituent, of a metal or metallic compound which is more soluble in the solvent phase at higher tempertures than at lower temperatures.


The Mechanical Production Of Zinc Dust, Charles A. Schroer May 1952

The Mechanical Production Of Zinc Dust, Charles A. Schroer

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The object of this thesis is to produce zinc dust suitable for zinc leach purification, by direct application of a mechanical force on a stream of molten zinc.The project is a continuation of work done by Mr. D. S. Gleason, while working for his Master of Science degree in the spring of 1952.


The Construction Of An X-Ray Camera, Emil Bazarnicki May 1952

The Construction Of An X-Ray Camera, Emil Bazarnicki

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The major portion of the construction of the X-ray camera was performed in the machine shop of Montana School of Mines. However, some machine work had to be accomplished in the Butte High Machine Shop, as well as in the machine shop of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.


The Occurrence Of Molybdenite In The United States, Alaska, Canada, And Newfoundland, Richard W. Brummett May 1952

The Occurrence Of Molybdenite In The United States, Alaska, Canada, And Newfoundland, Richard W. Brummett

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In this study of molybdenite and its occurrence, the pub­lished literature on 66 separate deposits was reviewed, sum­marized, and coordinated. The following descriptions are in­tended to point out the important features of molybdenite oc­currences as described in the literature.


The Immersion Coating Of Indium Upon Magnesium From Sulphate Solutions Containing Flourides, John J. Harrington May 1952

The Immersion Coating Of Indium Upon Magnesium From Sulphate Solutions Containing Flourides, John J. Harrington

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The thesis problem that will be discussed in this report is an investiga­tion of a method of plating a coating of indium upon magnesium and magnesium alloys. The method used to accomplish the final results is the immersion pro­cess. It can be defined as the process of coating a metal with a second metal by immersing the first in a solution containing ions of the second.


Variation Of Induction And Hysteresis Curves For The Heusler Alloy, Cu2mna1, Ford W. Knight May 1952

Variation Of Induction And Hysteresis Curves For The Heusler Alloy, Cu2mna1, Ford W. Knight

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this investigation is to determine the fundamental magnetic characteristics of induction and hysteresis, for the alloy Cu2MnAl. This is a ternary, ferromagnetic Heusler alloy. The problem is not only to determine these characteristics for the alloy as-cast but to heat treat it and observe the manner in which different heat treat­ments affect these two fundamental magnetic characteristics.


The Effect Of Ferric Iron Upon The Current Efficiency And The Deposition Of Copper In The Electrowinning Of Copper From Copper Sulphate Solutions, James L. Owings May 1952

The Effect Of Ferric Iron Upon The Current Efficiency And The Deposition Of Copper In The Electrowinning Of Copper From Copper Sulphate Solutions, James L. Owings

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In the hydrometallurgy of copper, probably the most widely used method for the precipitation of copper is by electrolysis using insoluble anodes. The process is similar in many respects to the electrolytic refining of copper; one of the main differences is the use of insoluble anodes in electrowinning as compared to the use of impure copper anodes in electrorefining. Impurities, however, are common to both processes. The nature of these impurities differ and the problem of purifying the electrolyte is also different.


The Mechanical Production Of Zinc Dust, Robert F. Payne May 1952

The Mechanical Production Of Zinc Dust, Robert F. Payne

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It was the purpose of this investigation to delve further into the possibility of producing, by mechanical means, a zinc dust which might be suitable for the puri­fication of zinc leach solution.


The Metallography Of Aluminum Casting Alloys, Donald D. Goehler May 1952

The Metallography Of Aluminum Casting Alloys, Donald D. Goehler

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this thesis is to supply the Montana School of Mines with an up to date source of information concerning the metallography of aluminum casting alloys. This thesis is designed as a continuing project. Ultimately, it is hoped that a catalog containing all the typical structures of aluminum casting alloys will develop.


The Effect Of Iron Upon The Electrowinning Of Copper With An Amalgam Electrode, John A. Alexander May 1952

The Effect Of Iron Upon The Electrowinning Of Copper With An Amalgam Electrode, John A. Alexander

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Current commercial use of the mercury cathode cell is limited to two types of electrolytic sodium cells-­the Castner cell and the Sorenson cell. Mercury as a cathode medium has also found application in polarographic analysis, a method of a simultaneous quantitative and qualitative analysis of several metal components of solution.


Electroplating Of Chromium, Nickel And Copper Upon Titanium, Stanley O. Fong May 1952

Electroplating Of Chromium, Nickel And Copper Upon Titanium, Stanley O. Fong

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Recently, there has been a great amount of research work done on the metal titanium. Since it is a light weight metal, with unusual strength and good resistance to corrosion, it may be a possible substitute for aluminum and magnesium alloys, or steel.


An Investigation Of The Hardening Properties Of Some Alpha Copper Indium Alloys, Charles W. Mcpherson May 1952

An Investigation Of The Hardening Properties Of Some Alpha Copper Indium Alloys, Charles W. Mcpherson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Precipitation hardening alloys has assumed a major role in modern day development of alloys. In his search for stronger, harder materials, the metallurgist has often been limited by the cost of metals which posses the needed properties.


Dispersing Agents In The Pipette Method Of Soil Analysis, Eugene W. Price May 1952

Dispersing Agents In The Pipette Method Of Soil Analysis, Eugene W. Price

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

For many years the study of sediments has been a major problem in the field of geology. Especially is this true of the branch of sedimentology known as grain-size distribution. Throughout the years many classical experiments have been performed and procedures evolved from them, all with the purpose of a better and easier determination of the grain-size distri­bution of fine sediments, particularly the clays.


Sulphidizing Of Cerussite, Emil A. Kovacevich May 1951

Sulphidizing Of Cerussite, Emil A. Kovacevich

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The oxide minerals, such as cerussite, are not as amen­able to flotation as the sulphide minerals. Sulphidization is the usual means used today to increase the recovery of an oxide flotation; however, sulphidization under the most ad­vantageous conditions does not yield very satisfactory re­coveries.


Electrowinning Versus Electrorefining Of Blister Copper, Frank J. Vorell May 1951

Electrowinning Versus Electrorefining Of Blister Copper, Frank J. Vorell

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In the following sections of this report, I will discuss as fully as possible both the theo­retical and practical aspects of the roasting, leaching, and electrowinning steps, as well as the economic considerations of the process. The results of my laboratory work will, of course, be integrated to the process.


Ferromagnetic Alloys In The System Cu-Mn-Zn, W. Michael Yim May 1951

Ferromagnetic Alloys In The System Cu-Mn-Zn, W. Michael Yim

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether ferromagnetic alloys exist in the ternary sys­tem Cu-Mn-Zn analogous to the other Heusler alloys. The work in this thesis is a preliminary investi­gation on these alloys using a common metallographic re­search technique and augmented with X-ray methods.


The Influence Of Copper Upon The Age Hardening Properties Of Steel, Andre Rey May 1951

The Influence Of Copper Upon The Age Hardening Properties Of Steel, Andre Rey

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The virtues of alloy steels have been widely publi­cized in both technical literature and everyday adver­tising. Nearly everyone possessing a slight knowledge of metallurgy knows the beneficial effects of chromium in the manufacture of stainless steels, or the importance of nickel, molybdenum, vanadium, and other common elements used to alloy steels.


The Electrolytic Purification Of An Impure Cadmium Sulfate Solution With A Cell Utilizing A Mercury Cathode And A Lead Anode, W. D. Mcmaster May 1951

The Electrolytic Purification Of An Impure Cadmium Sulfate Solution With A Cell Utilizing A Mercury Cathode And A Lead Anode, W. D. Mcmaster

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Cadmium is produced solely as a by-product and all cadmium of commerce is obtained from zinc ores. It is a rare occurrence when zinc deposits are found which do not contain some cadmium.


A Study Of The Physical Properties Of Low Tin Solders, Cornelius P. Dwyer Apr 1948

A Study Of The Physical Properties Of Low Tin Solders, Cornelius P. Dwyer

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In 1947, out of the 100,000 long tons of tin con­sumed in the United States, 25,000 tons went into solder. Tin plate took 39,000 tons while babbit, bronze and coll­apsible tubes accounted for approximately 17,000 tons. Solder ranked second to tin plate and required more than the next three major uses combined.


Laboratory Model Shaking Table; An Investigation Of Defects And Suggested Improvements, George C. Horak Mar 1947

Laboratory Model Shaking Table; An Investigation Of Defects And Suggested Improvements, George C. Horak

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The laboratory model is considered in this thesis. Information gained from this investigation has not been trans­ferred to the larger industrial machines. Some of the factors noted concerning the efficiency of the laboratory shaking table are inherent in this small scale model only.