Sulfuric acid is often referred to as the “universal chemical” and “the chemical that makes chemicals” due to the numerous applications for sulfuric acid as a raw material or processing agent. Sulfuric acid is a ubiquitous chemical - meaning it appears everywhere in chemical manufacturing. It is used in a number of important markets, notably in the production of fertilizers and in the mining of precious metals. It is used in a variety of chemical applications, including the production of steel, paper, sugar, gasoline, and in water purification. Sulfuric acid reacts with water and organic materials. It is virtually colourless and odorless.
Sulfuric acid is produced at this facility through the combustion of elemental sulfur (S) to form sulfuric dioxide (SO2). The SO2 is transformed into sulfur trioxide (SO3) through a catalytic oxidation. The SO3 then reacts with water by being absorbed in concentrated sulfuric acid (H2SO4).
Transportation of acid is hazardous and expensive. MPCI has the experience to handle and transport large quantities of acid and can deliver acid through its own fleet of tankers, while customers can be assured safe, secure and in a time delivery. Sulfuric acid is available in HM HDPE Carboys of 50 kg’s, or in bulk (10, 15 metric ton road tanker) as per the client's requirement.
Its broad usage is due to several important factors
properties of sulphuric acid
Attack many metals with liberation of hydrogen, which is inflammable and forms explosive mixture, Hygroscopic in nature, Oxidizing agent.
Specifications of sulphuric acid
sulphuric acid is available in HM HDPE Carboys of 50 kgs, or in bulk (10, 15 metric ton road tanker) as per the client's requirement.
DO NOT get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Avoid breathing vapors or mist. Wear approved respirators if adequate ventilation can not be provided. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke in areas of use or storage. NEVER add water to acid.
Avoid contact with combustible materials, water, metals and alkalis. Store in a vented container. This material should be stored and shipped in containers specially designed for sulfuric acid. DO NOT add water or other products to contents in containers as violent reactions with resulting high h eat, pressure, and/or generation of hazardous acid mists.
Immediately flush skin with plenty of water, for at least 15 minutes, while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION!
Place contaminated clothing in closed container for storage until laundered or discarded. If clothing is to be laundered, inform person performing operation of contaminant’s hazardous properties. Discard contaminated leather goods
Flush immediately with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Eyelids should be held away from the eyeball to ensure thorough rinsing. GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION!
Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, institute rescue breathing. If breathing is difficult, ensure airway is clear and give oxygen. Keep affected person warm and at rest. GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION!
If victim is conscious and alert, give 1-3 glasses of water to dilute stomach contents. Rinse mouth out with water. Do not induce vomiting unless directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If spontaneous vomiting occurs keep head below hips to prevent aspiration and monitor for breathing difficulty. Keep affected person warm and at rest. GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION!.