Liquid chlorine

ABCIL produces high purity chlorine that is packed in tonners and transported safely to the customers. Liquid chlorine is commonly known for its role in water treatment and purification. Another major industrial application is the manufacturing of plastics and polymers such as poly vinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane. It also finds application in industries such as pharmaceutical and agriculture.

Industrial applications

Agriculture

Liquid chlorine is used to manufacture pesticides and insecticides including BHC and DDT.

Chemical processing

Liquid chlorine serves as a reactive intermediate to make inorganic chemicals such as hydrochloric acid, chloro sulphonic acid and metallic chlorides.

Dyes, pigments and paints

Chlorine derivatives of copper phthalocyanines are commercially important.

Pharmaceuticals

98 per cent of pharmaceuticals drugs are manufactured using liquid chlorine.

Plastics

Chlorination of ethylene produces PVC. Liquid chlorine is also used in the production of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI) which are used to make polyurethanes.

Pulp and paper

As a bleaching agent, liquid chlorine helps in pulp whitening.

Textile

Liquid chlorine is used to bleach cotton yarn and cloth in the textile industry.

Water purification

When added to raw water, liquid chlorine helps prevent biological growth. Liquid chlorine added to the rapid mix before sedimentation is often used for disinfection, oxidation of iron and manganese, taste and odour, as well as control and oxidation of hydrogen sulphide.