Desulfurizer Operator

Control equipment arranged in series to recover sulfur from coke-oven gas.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Desulfurizer Operators do?

Controls equipment, such as vats, thionizer tower, absorbing tower, and autoclave, arranged in series to recover sulfur from coke-oven gas: Turns valve to admit coke-oven gas into absorbing tower. Starts pumps that force solution containing arsenic compound and soda ash through tower. Pumps resulting foul solution into thionizer tower, and admits compressed air to precipitate sulfur and form froth which overflows into tank. Filters slurry [FILTER OPERATOR], and washes salts from caked sulfur. Melts sulfur in autoclave, and casts it into pans. Determines alkalinity of absorbing solution by titration tests, and directs helper to add soda ash or arsenic compound. Observes meters and gauges to control temperature of solution. Punches dirt from holes in absorbing tower sprays with bar, and lubricates equipment.


Should I be a Desulfurizer Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Deodorizer Operator, Gas Desulfurizer

    How to become a Desulfurizer Operator

    Most Desulfurizer Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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