Sulphuric acid is a vital commodity in any modern national economy. In fact it’s so widely used, its consumption rate – like steel production or electricity power – is a good barometer of a nation’s prosperity.
Sulphuric acid is a key substance in the chemical industry. It is most commonly used in the production of fertiliser, but is also important in mineral processing, oil refining, wastewater processing, and chemical synthesis.
It has a wide range of end applications including domestic acidic drain cleaners, as an electrolyte in lead-acid batteries, in dehydrating a compound, and in various cleaning agents.
The chemical is also an essential ingredient in the production of fibres, paint, rubber, plastics, steel and medicines.