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Stephen Ferro

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"Kellogg" technology for chlorine
« on: May 12, 2006, 06:27:08 AM »

Can anybody help me where can I find some information about "Kellogg" technology for chlorine to be used in direct chlorination.
I'm only interested in that is there any references (mean plants or something)for the next:
HCl+O2= Cl2+ H2O
Does anyone use this reaction for producing high purity Cl2?

Thnx in advance.

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Re: "Kellogg" technology for chlorine
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Re: "Kellogg" technology for chlorine
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 02:13:01 PM »
Stephen Ferro:

The reaction you asked about is known as the Deacon reaction:

4HCl + O2 ==> 2Cl2 + 2H2O

The reaction takes place at about 400 to 450 °C in the presence of a copper chloride (CuCl2) catalyst. Three companies developed commercial processes based on the Deacon reaction:

  • The Kel-Chlor process developed by the M.W. Kellogg Company in the USA
  • The Shell-Chlor process developed by the Shell Oil Company in the Netherlands
  • The MT-Chlor process developed by the Mitsui Toatsu Company in Japan

The Deacon processes are outdated technology. Most chlorine today is produced using electrolytic processes.
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