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Hydrochloric Acid

hydrochloric-acid

 

 

Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric acid is used in a wide variety of industrial applications. Some of the more common applications include: steel pickling, oil well acidizing, food processing, bio-fuels production, calcium chloride production, ion exchange bed regeneration, and mineral processing.

Description

Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is the aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride gas. It is a strong, corrosive acid, clear to straw yellow in color, derived as a co-product from a variety of chlorination reactions or by burning chlorine with hydrogen.

Hydrochloric acid is produced in solutions up to 38% HCl (concentrated grade), most commonly 31% or 35% depending on application and freight considerations. Solutions for household purposes, mostly cleaning, are typically 10% to 12%, with strong recommendations to dilute before use.

Product Grades

  • 20° BE (31.45%) Food Grade or Technical Grade
  • 22° BE (35.21%) Food Grade or Technical Grade