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Euro Chlorine Makers Stall on Sustainability

1:41 PM MDT | October 15, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Progress on the European chlor-alkali industry’s long-term sustainability program has stalled, Alistair J. Steel, executive director of Euro Chlor (Brussels), says in Euro Chlor’s annual publication, Chlorine Industry Review. Conversion from mercury-based production to membrane technology has helped the industry reach its 2010 goal of reducing energy consumption per ton of chlorine produced by 5% compared to 2001 levels, four years ahead of schedule, Euro Chlor says. Producers made only a modest 1% gain with a 2006 hydrogen recycling rate of 88.1%...

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