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Pure Appl. Chem.Vol. 68, No. 9, pp. 1713-1720 (1996)

The Chlorine Industry

Jacqueline Fauvarque
(Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale (ESCOM), Centre Polytechnique Saint Louis, 13 boulevard de l'Hautil, 95092 Cergy-Pontoise, France)

Numerous products, such as polymers, chemicals or pharmaceuticals and ultra-pure metals, which often do not actually contain chlorine, are produced using either chlorine or its derivatives. They are essential in all industrial sectors and in our daily lives. New chlorine production units have adopted the membrane electrolytic process, but the century-old diaphragm and mercury processes retain their high-performance characteristics when appropriately modernised and improved.

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