Inorganic Acids Market - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020

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Inorganic acids are described as acids derived from inorganic compounds or mineral compounds. The most common types of inorganic acids are hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid and nitric acid. Apart from these, boric acid, hydrofluoric acid, perchloric acid and phosphoric acid are some of the most used inorganic acids. Inorganic acids have different strengths ranging from very high strength sulfuric acid to weak boric acid. However the inorganic acids tend to be easily soluble in water, and insoluble in organic compounds or solvents. Inorganic acids are mostly used as a raw material in the production process of different organic as well as inorganic compounds.

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Hydrochloric acid which is one of the main types of inorganic acid finds the maximum use in the chlorine industry. Most of hydrochloric acid produced worldwide is generated as a byproduct in the manufacturing process of various organic compounds. More than two third of the global hydrochloric acid consumption is in the manufacturing process of EDC (Ethylene di-chloride). Production of silicones also consumes a significant amount of hydrochloric acid. Aqueous hydrochloric acid or muriatic acid finds application in various industries such as food, brine treatment, steel pickling, calcium chloride and oil well acidizing among some others. Sulfuric acid is another kind of inorganic acid which finds application in a host of industries. The main application of sulfuric acid is derived from the fertilizer market. More than half of the global production is used to manufacture agricultural fertilizers.

Super phosphate of lime as well as ammonium sulfate is manufactured using sulfuric acid. Other notable applications which consume sulfuric acid are the manufacturing process of different chemicals such as sulfate salts, nitric acid, pigments and dyes, explosives, drugs and synthetic detergents. Nitric acid also has...