Sulfuric Acid is a powerful protonating and moderately strong oxidizing agent. These characteristics have a profound impact on the different materials that a pump is made of.
The challenges of pumping sulphuric acid
The acid in pure form is highly corrosive towards other materials, as it is an oxidant and has and is a strong acid. The pure acid is dehydrating , which means it will strip water away from substances it comes into contact with, so when pumping sulphuric acid you have to choose your pump carefully.