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Sulfuric Acid
Sulfuric Acid
H2SO4
Sulfuric Acid (a.k.a. H2SO4) is an inorganic compound, in the acid class. It is a colorless to slightly yellow, odorless, and viscous liquid, soluble in water and alcohol, used in many applications. Approximately 50% of the produced sulfuric acid is used in the fertilizer industry. Sulfuric Acid figures among the most important chemicals globally, in 2012 about 230 million tonnes of the commodity produced, with continuing growth in worldwide production been expected.
The uses and applications of Sulfuric Acid may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Sulfuric Acid are 33.5% aqueous solution (battery acid); 62.18% aqueous solution (fertilizer acid); 77.67% aqueous solution (tower acid); 93-98% aqueous solution (smelter acid); technical grade (66 ºBé, 1.84 g/cm³, 93.2% acid); Food Chemical Codex grade (FCC, 49 to 51% purity); American Chemical Society grade (ACS, 95 to 98% purity); and chemically pure grade (CP, 98% purity).

Sulfuric Acid Cost of Production | Q4 2023

Updated Reports Examining Sulfuric Acid Manufacturing Costs

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand Commodity Cost of Production reports analyzing the costs of Sulfuric Acid manufacturing processes. Each report describes an industrial plant based on a specific Sulfuric Acid process. The report also presents an independent analysis of the costs of Sulfuric Acid production, encompassing plant capital costs (capex) and plant operating costs (opex). All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q4 2023).

Sulfuric Acid from Sulfur (Double-Contact Process)

This report presents the economics of Sulfuric Acid production from sulfur in the United States. In this process, sulfur is burned to form sulfor dioxide, which is then converted to sulfur trioxide. Sulfor trioxide is converted to sulfuric acid by double-contact double absorption (DC/DA) with a high concentration sulfuric acid solution in water.

Details: 1,480 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Sulfuric Acid E11A target a 1,480 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Sulfuric Acid from Sulfur (Single-Contact Process)

This report presents the economics of Sulfuric Acid production from sulfur in the United States. In this process, sulfur is burned to form sulfur dioxide, which is then converted to sulfur trioxide. This sulfur trioxide is converted to sulfuric acid by absorption with recirculating sulfuric acid solution in water in only one column.

Details: 1,480 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Sulfuric Acid E12A target a 1,480 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Sulfuric Acid Production from Iron Pyrite Gases

This report presents the economics of sulfuric acid production from iron pyrite gases in the United States. In this process, iron pyrite gas is treated for undesirable compounds removal and then, sulfur dioxide contained in the gas is converted to sulfur trioxide, which passes through double-contact double absorption to generate sulfuric acid.

Details: 300 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Sulfuric Acid E21A target a 300 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Sulfuric Acid Production from H2S Gases

This report presents the economics of recovering hydrogen sulfide gases to generate sulfuric acid in the United States. In this process hydrogen sulfide is initially burned, forming sulfur dioxide and water. The sulfur dioxide is then converted to sulfur trioxide, The sulfur trioxide reacts with the water previously generated and yields sulfuric acid.

Details: 180 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Sulfuric Acid E31A target a 180 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Sulfuric Acid from Spent Acid (Double-Contact Process)

This report presents the economics of spent sulfuric acid regeneration via double-contact double absorption process. The spent acid is first decomposed in a furnace to sulfur dioxide, which is oxidized to sulfur trioxide. Finally, it is fed to the absorption process for producing sulfuric acid. The economic analysis performed is based on a plant constructed in the United States.

Details: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Sulfuric Acid E41A target a 150 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Sulfuric Acid from Spent Acid (Wet Gas Sulfuric Acid Process)

This report presents the economics of spent sulfuric acid regeneration via wet sulfuric acid (WSA) process in the United States. In this process, spent acid is decomposed to form sulfur dioxide and water. The sulfur dioxide is oxidized to sulfur trioxide, which is then regenerated to sulfuric acid by vapor-phase reaction with water.

Details: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Sulfuric Acid E42A target a 150 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Sulfuric Acid Production from Tail Gas

This report presents the economics of employing hydrogen peroxide abatement to generate Sulfuric Acid from tail gas in the United States. In this process, hydrogen peroxide is used to oxidize sulfur dioxide to sulfuric acid.

Details: 100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Sulfuric Acid E51A target a 100 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

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About Sulfuric Acid. Sulfuric Acid (a.k.a. H2SO4) is an inorganic compound, in the acid class. It is a colorless to slightly yellow, odorless, and viscous liquid, soluble in water and alcohol, used in many applications. Approximately 50% of the produced sulfuric acid is used in the fertilizer industry. Sulfuric Acid figures among the most important chemicals globally, in 2012 about 230 million tonnes of the commodity produced, with continuing growth in worldwide production been expected.

Sulfuric Acid Uses. The uses and applications of Sulfuric Acid may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Sulfuric Acid are 33.5% aqueous solution (battery acid); 62.18% aqueous solution (fertilizer acid); 77.67% aqueous solution (tower acid); 93-98% aqueous solution (smelter acid); technical grade (66 ºBé,1.84 g/cm³,93.2% acid); Food Chemical Codex grade (FCC,49 to 51% purity); American Chemical Society grade (ACS,95 to 98% purity); and chemically pure grade (CP,98% purity).

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