2024 Spring/Summer Issue

Sulfuric acid producer Southern States Chemical (SSC) recently added a manufacturing facility to its inventory of production sites. With two coastal sites already part of the SSC family, the newest addition, based in Augusta, GA, provides an inland location and thus protection from coastal storms. SSC purchased the idled plant, formerly owned by ChemTrade, in the Spring of 2022. Over the following year and a half, a team of SSC staff and industrial contractors refurbished the facility to meet its new owner’s exacting goals, including enhancing the reliability of acid supply for its customers.

Features & Guest Columns

  • Market Update: The turning point in 3Q23
  • Market Update: What lies ahead?
  • Radiography of full penetration welds in flex hose for safety and reliability
  • The importance of pump maintenance
  • Innovations in sulfuric acid handling for enhanced efficiency and safety
  • Can I really “absorb” pressure thrust with tie rods/control rods?
  • Troubleshooting exchangers: design, maintenance & supply challenges
  • Wet electrostatic precipitator technology for sulfuric acid plants
  • Chemetics’ stainless steel radial flow converter: celebrating 40 years
  • In-line dilution of sulfuric acid: CFD-supported analysis

Also included in this issue …

  • Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex partners with Elessent for MECS® sulfuric acid plant
  • Topsoe to supply technology for Euro 360m carbon capture project
  • Chinese group to buy Dundee's Namibia smelter
  • Zimplats’ $1.8 billion projects on course
  • Adani to open $1.2bn copper refinery in Gujarat, India