Short paragraph on Sulphuric Acid

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Major uses for sulfuric acid are found in fertilizers, dyes and intermediates, explosives, pe­troleum alkylation, ore leaching, carprolactum, fibers and plastics, paper and pulp and the like. It is also used as a process agent and initiator. It is produced from sculpture over 90 per cent of which is imported. There are more than 125 plants producing sulphric acid and the total installed capacity is of the order of 80 lakh tones per annum. The share of the west zone in the production is around 32 percent followed by south zone (27 per cent), east zone (16 per cent), central zone (14 per cent), and north zone (11 per cent). More than 86 per cent of the capacity is based on elemental sculpture followed by by-prod­uct from zinc smelter 6 per cent, iron pyrites 5 percent and by-product from copper smelter 3 percent captive consumption. The annual production is esti­mated to about 6 lakh tons.


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