Hydrochloric Acid

Packaging Options

up to 28 tonnes

Hydrochloric acid is a corrosive, strong mineral acid. Pure grades are usually colourless, Commercial grades can be pale-yellow. It has a pungent, irritating odour and higher concentrations will fume, particularly at low temperatures.

Product Information

Hydrochloric Acid has a wide range of applications across a variety of industries – examples below:

  • Aerospace – metal treatment, also used for pH control
  • Agriculture – pH control
  • Construction – borehole regeneration
  • Food & Beverage – pH control (effluent treatment), cleaning
  • Leisure – pH control
  • Metal Treatment – steel pickling, electroplating
  • Pharmaceutical – pH control (water/ effluent treatment), production of intermediates
  • Power – regeneration of ion exchange resins
  • Raw material in chemical manufacture
  • Water Treatment – cleaning of membranes and regeneration of ion exchange resins
Strengths & Grades
  • Stored at 36% – available as Pure or Commercial Grade
  • Dilutions available from 36% down to 1%
  • Pure Grade product meets BS EN 939:2016 – Treatment of Water Intended for Human Consumption and Commission Regulation (EU) No.231/2012 (E507)
Storage & Supply

ICL manufacture Hydrochloric Acid using chlor-alkali membrane cell technology at our site in West Thurrock, Essex
ICL have long-term agreements in place with UK and European producers
We have import facilities at a sea-fed tank in Hull.
We have considerable storage at our manufacturing site in West Thurrock, with additional storage at other UK sites.

Technical Information
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  • Synonyms
    Hydrogen Chloride, Muriatic Acid, Spirits of Salt
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