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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2020 Vol.11(3): 78-81 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2020.11.3.784

Chlorine Emissions Reduction through Thermal Combustion by Modifying Chemical Reactions

Rahul Patil and Kevin Rickert
Abstract—Study of Cl2 generation when clearing from CSTR reactors at the end of run: This study involves chemical reaction Engineering and process improvement experiments along with control logics to perform the steps to eliminating Cl2 to the environment. pH and agitation speed are critical criterion to determine the presence of MeCl in the final drained liquid after the end of run. Reaction calculation was also part of methods used to conclude some portion of the study. Most literatures were referred through MeCl thermal and physical property data through published safety data sheets and pending patents on scrubbing methods of MeCl. Data was also collected through lab analysis on GC spectrometry with both gas and liquid methods, collected reading from unit operations at different ranges of pressure profile. This discussion would involve the use of water and caustic to react most of the MeCl out. Objective was to minimize or eliminate of Cl2 emissions generated through unreacted MeCl when reactors are at the end of run and eventually getting washed off. Study concludes by giving quantity of Cl2 sent to flare or thermal oxidizer to eventually burn-out. Results published with the successful results that are being recommended through the study.

Index Terms—Chlorine emissions, thermal oxidizer for organic vents, methyl chloride elimination, caustic scrubbing method, environment health & safety compliance.

The authors are with Department of Chemical Engineering, Lamar University, USA (e-mail:


Cite: Rahul Patil and Kevin Rickert, "Chlorine Emissions Reduction through Thermal Combustion by Modifying Chemical Reactions," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 78-81, 2020.

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