Nitric Acid Usages:
Nitric acid 68% is light clear-yellow colour liquid, highly corrosive and excellent oxidising/reducing agent. Both these properties are exploited in variety of different industries; It should be handled very carefully.
At concentration > 95% nitric acid is also known as white fuming nitric acid. Fumes are toxic.
- Largely it is used in fertilizer industry to produce ammonium nitrate.
- It is in integral part of Aqua regia solution; used in gold refining, recovery and extraction process.
- Due to high corrosive nature it is used as pickling agent for metals- to remove any rust, scale, inorganic impurities from ferrous metals as well as copper and aluminium alloys.
- It is used in electroplating industry to strip nickel and chrome.
Paramount chemicals are one of the top nitric acid suppliers of Victoria, Australia.