Chlorine Production Brinsa of Colombia to Replace Mercury Chlorine Cells with new Electrolysis Technology
Time's up for mercury: The Colombian company Brinsa plans to replace its present mercury based amalgam electrolysis with a modern, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly membrane technology.
Bogota/Colombia – The plant in Cajicá, a city near the capital of Bogota, shal lbe equipped with state–of–the–art membrane units by Chlorine Engineers of Japan. The engineering work for the retrofit project shall be carried out by Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC) with regard to technological equipment, for providing support during the construction and assembly phase, as well as for providing assistance during the commissioning and start-up.
"This is a market on which our affiliate Hugo Petersen with its expertise in the field of technology concerning sulphuric acid has long been successfully operating and where we anticipate further future business success", comments Jörg Engelmann, CEO of CAC. “The signing of this contract marks the first time that we have been commissioned in South America regarding this segment of the market.”
Brinsa is the South American market leader in the production of caustic soda, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, table salt, home care products as well as of salt for industrial applications and plans to further expand its strong market position through the realization of the project.