Sulfuric Acid Manufacture


  • Matt King
  • Michael Moats, University of Utah, UT, USA
  • William Davenport, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USA
  • William Davenport, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USA
  • Matthew King, Hatch Associates Pty Ltd., Perth, Western Australia

More sulfuric acid is produced every year than any other chemical. It has a wide range of uses including phosphate fertilizer production, explosives, glue, wood preservatives, and lead-acid batteries. It is also a particularily corrosive and dangerous acid, with extreme environmental and health hazards if not manufactured, used, and regulated properly.Sulfuric Acid Manufacture: Analysis, Control and Optimization keeps the important topics of safety and regulation at the forefront as it overviews and analyzes the process of sulfuric acid manufacture.The first nine chapters focus on the chemical plant processes involved in industrial acidmaking, with considerable data input from the authors' industrial colleagues. The last 15 chapters are dedicated to the mathematical analysis of acidmaking.Both Authors bring years of hands-on knowledge and experience to the work, making it an exceptional reference for anyone involved in sulfuric acid research and/or manufacture.
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Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Chemical plant operators, chemical manufacturers; Any researcher, scientist, and student with an interest in sulfuric acid.


Book information

  • Published: November 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044428-4