Development of hydrochloric acid pickling of steel in India

Akerkar, D D and Shahani, M J (1970) Development of hydrochloric acid pickling of steel in India. NML Technical Journal, 12 (4). pp. 87-92.

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Muriatic acid pickling of steel, which is steadily replacing conventional sulphuric acid for pickling, is of particular interest to India as it will substitute for widely used sulphuric acid derived from imported sulphur. The paper reviews the experimental work, which is under way at the National Metallurgical Laboratory to develop a process suited to Indian condition from among various techniques of pickling. The regeneration of waste liquor, and the possible production of iron powder as a useful by product are also under consideration. Techniques for the conversion of existing sulphuric acid facilities to hydrochloric acid pickling have also been described. (Shri D.D. Akerkar, Design Engineer and Shri M.J. Shahani, Scientist and Head of the Design & Engineering Division, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur)

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Muriatic acid pickling-Steel; Hydrochloric acid pickling
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:2068
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:22 Nov 2010 14:47
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