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Acid Rain Introduction Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importancewithin the last decade With the increasing environmental awareness of the unhealthy conditionof our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened In brief acid rain is rain with pHvalues of less than 56 When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process ofmaking Sulfuric acid In this project we will take an in depth look into the production of sulfuricacid some of its uses and the effects of it as a pollutant in our environment Sulfuric AcidIndustry in Ontario Among the many plants in Ontario where sulfuric acid is produced there arethree major plant locations that should be noted on account of their greater size These are Inco- Sudbury Noranda Mines Ltd - Welland Sulfide - Ontario There are a number of factors whichgovern the location of each manufacturing plant Some of these factors that have to be consideredwhen deciding the location of a Sulfuric Acid plant are a Whether there is ready access to rawmaterials b Whether the location is close to major transportation routes c Whether there is asuitable work force in the area for plant construction and operation d Whether there is sufficientenergy resources readily available e Whether or not the chemical plant can carry out its operationwithout any unacceptable damage to the environment Listed above are the basic deciding factorsthat govern the location of a plant The following will explain in greater detail why these factorsshould be considered 1 Raw Materials The plant needs to be close to the raw materials that areinvolved in the production of sulfuric acid such as sulfur lead copper zinc sulfides etc 2Transportation A manufacturer must consider proximity to transpor-tation routes and the locationof both the source of raw materials and the market for the product The raw materials have to betransported to the plant and the final product must be transported to the customer or distributorEconomic pros
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