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Tar and Pitch

  1. Gerd-Peter Blümer1,
  2. Gerd Collin2,
  3. Hartmut Höke3

Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a26_091.pub2

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Blümer, G.-P., Collin, G. and Höke, H. 2011. Tar and Pitch. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    RÜTGERS Dienstleistungs-GmbH

  2. 2

    DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt/Main, Germany

  3. 3

    Chemisch-Toxikologische Beratung, Weinheim, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2011


The article contains sections titled:

1.Origin, Classification, and Industrial Importance of Tars and Pitches
1.1.Origin and Classification
1.3.Industrial Importance
3.Processing of Coke-Oven Coal Tar
3.2.Primary Distillation
3.3.Processing of Coal-Tar Pitch
3.3.2.Production of Electrode Pitch
3.3.3.Production of Pitch Coke
3.3.4.Production of Special Pitches
3.3.5.Pitch–Oil Blends
3.4.Processing of Tar Distillates
3.4.1.Processing of Anthracene Oil
3.4.2.Processing of Wash Oil
3.4.3.Processing of Naphthalene Oil
3.4.4.Processing of Carbolic Oil
3.4.5.Processing of Light Oil
4.Processing of Low-Temperature Coal Tars
5.Processing of Other Tars and Tarlike Raw Materials
6.Uses of Tar Products and their Economic Importance
7.Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
7.2.Classification and Legislation