Mineral materials for chemical manufacturing. A survey of supply and demand by the chemical industry in the Ohio River Basin of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8457, 1970 Jan; :1-86
This study is a survey of supply and demand for minerals, metals, alloys, and compounds used by the chemical industries in the Ohio River Basin area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia during 1967. Data for the study were obtained from completed questionnaires received from chemical manufacturers and from interviews with officials of chemical companies and mineral producers and distributors. The information includes, kind, quality, quantity, values, sources, specifications, uses, and methods of transportation. Results of the study show that of the total value of mineral materials consumed by the chemical industry, manufacture of inorganic chemicals consumed 46 percent; fertilizers, 22 percent; and soaps and detergents, 19 percent. Fifteen commodities accounted for 91 percent of the total value of mineral materials consumed. Five of these--phosphates, potash, salt, sulfur, and titanium dioxide--accounted for 59 percent of the total.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8457