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Ideas from Engineers in Chlor-alkali Industry
« on: May 28, 2019, 02:02:14 PM »
I work in Pakistan's largest Chlor-alkali Industry & we have been in the business for more than 30 years. In this forum I would like to connect with people having similar background.

The heart of Chlor-alkali plant:


The purpose is to brainstorm different products that could be made from Cl2 or NaOH; these things are becoming surplus & I am looking into the derivatives
Currently we do produce:
1] HCl via burning H2(g) in Cl2(g) furnaces
2] Hypo solutions via rxn b/w Cl2(g) & NaOH(aq)
3] Bleach powder via rxn b/w Cl2(g) & CaO(s)
4] CaCl2 prills via rxn b/w CaCO3(s) & HCl(aq)
5] CO2(g) from the above rxn
6] Liquid Cl2 ...

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Re: Ideas from Engineers in Chlor-alkali Industry
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 11:34:26 AM »
Could you produce pure sodium metal?
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Re: Ideas from Engineers in Chlor-alkali Industry
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 11:46:35 AM »
Could excess NaOH be used to chew up PET and reclaim the monomers, or at least terepthalic acid?

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Re: Ideas from Engineers in Chlor-alkali Industry
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 05:39:45 AM »
Could excess NaOH be used to chew up PET and reclaim the monomers, or at least terepthalic acid?
Umm interesting. Can you produce some links; don't worry I will read through them!

Could you produce pure sodium metal?
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