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Ideas From Engineers In Chlor-Alkali Industry

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#1 IonCube


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 03:42 AM

I work in Pakistan's largest Chlor-alkali Industry & we have been in the business for more than 30 years. In this forum I would like to connect with people having similar background.


The heart of Chlor-alkali plant:



The purpose is to brainstorm different products that could be made from Cl2 or NaOH; these things are becoming surplus & I am looking into the derivatives

Currently we do produce:
1] HCl via burning H2(g) in Cl2(g) furnaces
2] Hypo solutions via rxn b/w Cl2(g) & NaOH(aq)
3] Bleach powder via rxn b/w Cl2(g) & CaO(s)
4] CaCl2 prills via rxn b/w CaCO3(s) & HCl(aq)
5] CO2(g) from the above rxn
6] Liquid Cl2 ...


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#2 thorium90


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 04:12 AM

I would think it would be better to find out what products the market requires, then see how to manufacture it. Rather than think of what products to make, then find out later that no one wants to buy it.
Perhaps I'm wrong and others can correct me, but such a study, known as a market research, or market study, should always be the first step in any product development cycle.

#3 IonCube


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 05:20 AM


Thanks for replying. You are completely right. However I said earlier its merely a thread for brainstorming among chlor-alkali engineers located oceans away :)

I wanted to know what they are producing (& may be thinking of producing).  

Edited by IonCube, 21 April 2019 - 05:20 AM.

#4 breizh


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:09 AM

Hi IonCube ,

You may consider to join the Group Chlir-Alkali on LinkedIn . You should get insights about the business and get technical advices for this specific area.





Good luck .


#5 IonCube


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:53 AM

breizh, thanks but I had for some years now. Unlike your forums those groups are full of advertisement nonsence & practical of no signifance!


I though about soap noodle manufacturing process; that will consume surplus caustic. Plus I am not producing user-end product (soap) so even a weak marketing department will suffice. Any pointers in that direction (design companies & technology providers)?

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