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    STP538

    Acid Cleaning of Stainless Steel

    Published: 01 January 1973


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    Abstract

    This paper discusses the basic chemistry of acid cleaning, with specific ideas on 300 series stainless steel. Examples of acid cleaner ingredients, why they are employed, and how they can be applied to remove specific soils are given.

    Keywords:

    stainless steels, cleaning, acid treatment, electroplating, metal finishing, heat treatment


    Author Information:

    Roberts, W. J.
    Manager, Chemical-ways Corporation, Lake Buff, Ill.


    Committee/Subcommittee: D12.16

    DOI: 10.1520/STP41376S