Uses of Iron * Iron catalysts are used in the Haber-Bosch Process to produce ammonia and the Fischer-Tropsch Process to convert carbon monoxide to hydrocarbons used for fuels and lubricants. * Iron metal is strong but is also quite cheap. Therefore, it is the most common metal in use today. Most automobiles, machine tools, the hulls of large ships, building parts and machine parts are made out of iron. * Stainless steel is a very common type of steel. Steel is made by combining iron with other metals. Stainless steel is used in building parts, cooking pots and pans, cutlery and surgical equipment. It is also used in aircraft and automobiles. Stainless steel is also 100% recyclable. * Iron (III) chloride is a very important compound. It is used in the treatment of sewage, as a dye for cloth, as a coloring agent for paint, an additive in animal feed, an in the manufacture of printed circuit boards. * Iron (II) sulfate is used to treat iron deficiency (anemia). It also removes very small sewage particles in water tanks.
Aluminum, is a metal that is important in a variety of different industries. This post will look at some of the common uses of aluminum in the world today.
Uses of Aluminum * Aluminum metal is very useful for packaging. It is used in cans and aluminum foil. * Aluminum borohydride is added to jet fuel. * Electrical wiring is sometimes made from aluminum or a combination of aluminum and copper. * Hydrogen gas, an important fuel in rockets, can be obtained by reacting aluminum with hydrochloric acid. * Super purity aluminum (from 99.980 to 99.999% pure aluminum) is used in electronic equipment and CD’s. * Many car, airplane, truck, train, boat and bicycle parts are made from Al. * Believe it or not, street lights and