Practical Experience in Mercury and Diaphragm Cell Conversions to Membrane Technology

  • Graham J. Dibble
  • Ian F. White

Abstract

The reasons for consideration of conversion of an existing chlor-alkali plant to membrane technology are presented and an overview of the technical requirements provided. Finally, Stearns Catalytic’s practical experience in the design and implementation of plant conversions is described.

Keywords

Membrane Technology Plant Conversion Pressure Control System Cell Conversion Diaphragm Cell 
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© SCI 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham J. Dibble
    • 1
  • Ian F. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Badger Catalytic LtdUK

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