Future Trends in the Chlor-Alkali Industry

  • Jeff C. Cole


The chlor-alkali industry is one of the world’s larger chemical processing industries in terms of product tonnage and value. The United States is the leading producing country with about 1/3 of the total; it is followed by West Germany with about 10 percent of the world’s production, and then Japan and USSR in that order. Global production of chlorine is currently in excess of 31 million metric tons per year from a total annual capacity of about 40 million tons. The United States has an annual capacity of 13.2 million tons of chlorine.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeff C. Cole
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  1. 1.The H. K. Ferguson Company and Department of EnergyPainesvilleUSA

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