Uses

Sulphuric acid is an important reagent in a large number of processes.
Among the many uses, some of the main ones are:

  • Catalyst and dehydrating agent in many organic chemical manufacturing and petrochemical processes
  • In the manufacture of detergents
  • The manufacture of titanium dioxide (a widely used white pigment), and other dyes and pigments
  • Fertiliser production, mainly phosphates but also ammonium and potassium sulphate
  • Manufacturing processes for a range of plastics
  • Metal processing such as pickling and de-scaling of steel, and non-ferrous metal plating and purification

Some of its other uses include:

  • Drug production via sulphonation
  • Manufacture of food acids (citric and lactic acid) and edible oils
  • Adhesives, explosives, synthetic rubber
  • Water and effluent treatment
  • Chlorine drying
  • Wood pulping
  • Leather tanning
  • Car batteries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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photo: adhesive
photo: car battery

 

 

 


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