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Zirconium and its Alloys: For Extreme Sulfuric Acid Applications

| By Derrill Holmes and Richard C. Sutherlin, ATI Wah Chang

One of the earliest applications for zirconium in the chemical process industries (CPI) is for sulfuric acid service. Used commonly during the manufacture of chemicals as a catalyst, dehydrating agent, absorbent, or an oxidizing or reducing agent, sulfuric…