Chlorine production with less electricity

Electrolysis cell with new technology from Bayer and ThyssenKrupp

14-Jun-2013 - Germany

A new technology from Bayer and ThyssenKrupp that is now being launched commercially enables the production of chlorine with less electricity. The process reduces the large amount of energy required to obtain the important chemical by as much as 30 percent compared with conventional processes. Its widespread use would enable economically significant savings of energy.

The new oxygen depolarized cathode (ODC) technology is used for the electrolysis of table salt, by which means 95 percent of all chlorine is produced. The element is a central basic material in the chemical industry and is required for some two-thirds of all products, including plastics, medicines and crop protection agents.

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