31 May 2012 16:18 [Source: ICIS news]
The technology, known as the oxygen depolarized cathode process, can cut energy consumption by at least 30% and is being developed in collaboration with German engineering group Thyssenkrupp Uhde.
BMS said it has been operating a demonstration plant at the Chempark Krefeld-Uerdingen,
Tony Van Osselaer, member of the board of management of BMS said: “If the new method were used everywhere in
BMS also said today it is nearing completion of the conversion of its chlorine facility at Krefeld-Uerdingen to membrane technology. European chlorine producers have a voluntary agreement to discontinue mercury-based production by 2020.
With a production capacity of around 1.9m tonnes/year, BMS is one of the world’s largest chlorine producers. Bayer produces chlorine at four sites in
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