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About Hydrochloric Acid. Hydrogen Chloride (a.k.a. HCl, Hydrochloric Acid, Muriatic Acid) is a hydrogen halide and one of the most important basic industrial chemicals. It is a colorless gas, which forms white fumes upon contact with atmospheric water. Due to the high electronegativity of the chlorine atom, this molecule has a large dipole moment and is very soluble in water and other polar solvents. Its solutions with water receive the name 'Hydrochloric Acid', a strong acid with corrosive properties. Production of Hydrogen Chloride follows the chlor-alkali electrolytic process, where brine is electrolyzed producing chlorine gas and hydrogen gas. These gases are then combined in the presence of UV light, resulting in HCl.

Hydrochloric Acid Handling. Steel and steel alloys have good resistance toward dry hydrogen chloride gas or liquid, and therefore, these are good materials for containers of this product. However, even traces of moisture significantly increases the corrosion rate of these materials, and other more exotic components, such as nickel-molybdenum alloys, zirconium, niobium, and tantalum, must be used. In practice, it is imperative to specify precisely the operating limits for concentration or temperature to use metals as materials of construction. For the transportation of hydrochloric acid and liquefied hydrogen chloride, special labels and approved vessels must be used that comply with the international regulations for transportation of hazardous goods. The hydrogen chloride vessels must be unloaded by compressed air or by pumps.

Hydrochloric Acid Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Hydrochloric Acid are listed below.

  • Propylene + chlorine (high-temperature chlorination),
  • Hydrogen + chlorine
  • Hydrochloric acid (distillation),
  • Potassium chloride/sodium chloride, natural + sulfuric acid (Mannheim process),
  • Potassium chloride/sodium chloride, natural + sulfur dioxide, pure (Hargreaves process)

Hydrochloric Acid Uses. The uses and applications of Hydrogen Chloride may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Hydrogen Chloride is technical grade (35-37% hydrogen chloride).

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  • Hydrochloric Acid (33%), EUR (Europe): Hydrochloric Acid (33% HCl content), domestic contract price, ddp, Germany
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Hydrochloric Acid Price Outlook. The price of Hydrochloric Acid (United States) decreased during April 2019 to 146 USD per metric ton, which represents a slight decline of 1% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, the prices of Hydrochloric Acid (United States) decreased significantly by 10%. Meanwhile, the average price of Hydrochloric Acid (China) amounted to 26 USD per metric ton, from 32 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the price of Hydrochloric Acid (China) is 103% higher than the price one month before.

The price of Hydrochloric Acid (Europe) declined slightly throughout April 2019, reaching 56 USD per metric ton.  The price is 1% lower than the average price in the previous month and 0.4% higher than the average price one year before.

About Hydrochloric Acid. Hydrogen Chloride (a.k.a. HCl, Hydrochloric Acid, Muriatic Acid) is a hydrogen halide and one of the most important basic industrial chemicals. It is a colorless gas, which forms white fumes upon contact with atmospheric water. Due to the high electronegativity of the chlorine atom, this molecule has a large dipole moment and is very soluble in water and other polar solvents. Its solutions with water receive the name 'Hydrochloric Acid', a strong acid with corrosive properties. Production of Hydrogen Chloride follows the chlor-alkali electrolytic process, where brine is electrolyzed producing chlorine gas and hydrogen gas. These gases are then combined in the presence of UV light, resulting in HCl.

Hydrochloric Acid Handling. Steel and steel alloys have good resistance toward dry hydrogen chloride gas or liquid, and therefore, these are good materials for containers of this product. However, even traces of moisture significantly increases the corrosion rate of these materials, and other more exotic components, such as nickel-molybdenum alloys, zirconium, niobium, and tantalum, must be used. In practice, it is imperative to specify precisely the operating limits for concentration or temperature to use metals as materials of construction. For the transportation of hydrochloric acid and liquefied hydrogen chloride, special labels and approved vessels must be used that comply with the international regulations for transportation of hazardous goods. The hydrogen chloride vessels must be unloaded by compressed air or by pumps.

Hydrochloric Acid Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Hydrochloric Acid are listed below.

  • Propylene + chlorine (high-temperature chlorination),
  • Hydrogen + chlorine
  • Hydrochloric acid (distillation),
  • Potassium chloride/sodium chloride, natural + sulfuric acid (Mannheim process),
  • Potassium chloride/sodium chloride, natural + sulfur dioxide, pure (Hargreaves process)

Hydrochloric Acid Uses. The uses and applications of Hydrogen Chloride may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Hydrogen Chloride is technical grade (35-37% hydrogen chloride).

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