• Thomas F. O’Brien
  • Tilak V. Bommaraju
  • Fumio Hine


This chapter considers the major utility systems in a chlor-alkali plant. These include electricity (Section 12.2), steam and condensate (Section 12.3), the various water systems (Section 12.4), air and nitrogen (Section 12.5), and, for convenient grouping, vacuum (Section 12.6). Finding the best basis for a discussion of utilities in a work such as this is difficult. A comprehensive description is impossible in a reasonable amount of space, and in any case it is undesirable where the emphasis is to be on chlor-alkali technology itself. Our approach is to discuss the individual utilities from the standpoint of a chlor-alkali plant operator while avoiding the complexities of such things as steam boilers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas F. O’Brien
    • 1
  • Tilak V. Bommaraju
    • 2
  • Fumio Hine
    • 3
  1. 1.Independent Consultant MediaUSA
  2. 2.Independent Consultant Grand IslandNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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