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  • 1) Operates stills, pumps, and related equipment to extract and refine ammonia from ammonia liquor: Adjusts feed valves to regulate flow of liquor and steam to stills and water to condensers and dephlegmator.

  • 2) Reads thermometers and gauges, adjusts valves, and regulates pumps to maintain specified temperatures and pressures to boil off waste vapors and ammonia.

  • 3) Pumps ammonia to saturator for mixing with water to produce liquid ammonia, and pumps ammonia to storage tanks.

  • 4) Pumps waste liquor to sewer.

  • 5) Determines amount of ammonia in waste liquor and water, using titrattion test, and adjusts temperatures and pressures to reduce loss of ammonia.

  • 6) Keeps record of pressures, temperatures, test results, and amount of liquor and steam fed to stills.

  • 7) May produce concentrated ammonia liquor by condensing vapors in water-cooled condensers.

  • 8) Cleans work area, using broom, brushes, and lime.




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Job Number: 159