Energy transition in chlorine production
New process reduces energy consumption by up to 45 percent
Chlorine is a key basic material in the chemical industry. Around 70 percent of all chemical products are manufactured by methods using chlorine or its compounds: They include polymers, drugs, and chemicals for the treatment of drinking water. Global demand for chlorine is 70 to 80 million tons per year. But chlorine production is an extremely energy-intensive process.