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Sulfuric Acid Manufacture

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.


Published: November 2005

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-044428-4


  • 24 Chapters, including the following: Production and Consumption (chapter 2)Regeneration of Spent Sulfuric Acid (chapter 5)Catalytic Oxidation of SO2 to SO3 (chapter 7)Production of H2SO4 from SO3 (chapter 9)Catalyst Bed (chapters 13-16)Optimum Double Contact Acidmaking (chapter 20)H2SO4 Making (chapter 23)Acid Temperature Control and Heat Recovery (chapter 24)AppendicesAnswers to Numerical Problems


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