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A review of the present state of the caustic soda and chlorine producing industry with the membrane process as the best current available technology. Mention is made about the Oxygen Depolarized Cathode process. Suggestions are made about areas for improvement.

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It is written more from the perspective of a user of the technology rather than merely from a researcher. It talks about the current problems faced by the industry, and possible areas for improvement.


I worked in a chlor-alkali plant and found there were areas in need of improvement. The membranes, the brine processing and the brine purging are all areas of concern. There is a need to find a better process.

Ir Shyam Lakshmanan
Regional Engineering College

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This page is a summary of: The chlor-alkali process: Work in Progress, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, May 2013, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s10098-013-0630-6.
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