14-Jun-2013 - ThyssenKrupp AG

Chlorine production with less electricity

Electrolysis cell with new technology from Bayer and ThyssenKrupp

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.

Facts, background information, dossiers
More about ThyssenKrupp
More about Bayer
  • News

    Bayer grows sales and earnings significantly

    The Bayer Group registered a significant increase in sales and earnings in the third quarter of 2021. “We delivered strong operational performance, with all divisions showing strong growth momentum,” said Werner Baumann, Chairman of the Board of Management, on Tuesday when presenting the co ... more

    Bayer: successful start to 2021

    The Bayer Group had a successful start to 2021. “We’re seeing a good operational performance overall, but we were impacted by negative currency effects as expected,” said CEO Werner Baumann when the quarterly statement for the first quarter of 2021 was published on Wednesday. “Our Crop Scie ... more

    Bayer: Early indications of a successful start to 2021

    In 2020 the Bayer Group weathered the COVID-19 pandemic well from an operational point of view. “That shows very clearly that we are active in the right industries. After all, few things are more important to people than health and nutrition,” said Werner Baumann, Chairman of the Board of M ... more

  • Companies

    Bayer S.A./NV.

    Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Our products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time we want to create value through innovation, growth and high earni ... more

    Bayer Corporation

    Bayer Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a subsidiary of Bayer AG, an international health care, nutrition and innovative materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. In North America, Bayer had 2006 net sales of 7.8 billion euros and employed 17,200 at year end. Bayer’s three s ... more

    Bayer Industriepark Brunsbüttel

    more