NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Pickling of stainless steels -- a review.
Covino-BS Jr.; Scalera-JV; Fabis-PM
Avondale, MD: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8985, 1984 Jan; :1-15
The Bureau of Mines is conducting a study of methods to improve the efficiency of the process used to pickle stainless steels. A review of the literature on pickling of stainless steels showed that the chemistry of several process operations involved in the pickling of stainless steels is not fully understood and that further research could improve the pickling efficiency. The benefits of this research would be a reduction in the annual loss of several thousands of tons of critical minerals such as nickel and chromium, and a reduction in the amount of solids and spent acid solution that are currently discarded. The conclusion from this review is that further research is needed in four operations that either directly or indirectly influence the pickling process: hot working, annealing, conditioning, and the actual operation of pickling. Laboratory studies of the pickling operation are presently in progress.
Stainless steels; Chemical cleaning; Reviews
IH; Information Circular
NTIS Accession No.
Avondale, MD: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8985
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division