Acid Suppliers, Exporters
Hydrochloric acid is the aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride gas (HCl).
It is a strong acid, and the major component of gastric acid. It is
also widely used in industry. Hydrochloric acid must be handled with
appropriate safety precautions because it is a highly corrosive
Hydrochloric acid is prepared by dissolving hydrogen chloride in
water. Hydrogen chloride can be generated in many ways, and thus
several different precursors to hydrochloric acid exist. The
large-scale production of hydrochloric acid is almost always
integrated with other industrial scale chemicals production.
1. Hydrochloric Acid is a common Laboratory Reagent.
2. Regeneration of Ion Exchangers
3. pH Control & Neutralization
4. Pickling of Steel
5. Production of Inorganic Compounds
6. Production of Organic Compounds
7. Used as a fundamental chemical
8. Used in a large number of small-scale applications, such as
leather processing, household cleaning, and building construction.
In addition, a way of stimulating oil production is by injecting
hydrochloric acid into the rock formation of an oil well, dissolving
a portion of the rock, and creating a large-pore structure. Oil-well
acidizing is a common process in the North Sea oil production
Many chemical reactions involving hydrochloric acid are
applied in the production of food, food ingredients, and food
additives. Typical products include aspartame, fructose, citric
acid, lysine, hydrolyzed (vegetable) protein as food enhancer, and
in gelatin production. Food-grade (extra-pure) hydrochloric acid can
be applied when needed for the final product.