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October 1, 2012

Acids Handling

General guidelines on materials, storage, pumping and other concerns for the proper and safe handling of acids

Alberto Baumeister Sebastiano Giardinella Mayhell Coronado Ecotek

Inorganic acids play a major role in the chemical process industries (CPI). They are used as raw materials, catalysts or finishing and pH control agents in the manufacture of a wide range of chemical products, from fertilizers to detergents, and even foods. Given their widespread use, a major issue in the CPI is the proper and safe handling of the acids, the adequate materials selection for the pieces of equipment, piping and fittings used in the process, and the correct storage and even disposal of these materials....

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