Pulp and Paper Bleaching
Chlorine has typically been used as a bleaching agent in pulp and paper mills; however, safety concerns regarding the use of chlorine gas in the industry have recently come under focus. Klorigen™ chlorine generation systems alleviate the risk inherent with the usage of large quantities of pressurized chlorine gas in these facilities.
Klorigen™ systems produce chlorine gas on-demand and under vacuum, eliminating the storage and use of pressurized chlorine gas and the risks associated with chlorine gas currently facing many metallurgical applications. In addition, Klorigen™ systems produce a 15% sodium hydroxide (“caustic”) co-product that is commonly used elsewhere in these facilities.
With Klorigen™ on-site generation technology, chlorine and sodium hydroxide may be safely and effectively delivered on-demand, eliminating the threat of a hazardous chlorine release and allowing for the continued usage of chlorine gas in pulp and paper applications.