Eka ClO₂

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Oxides of chlorine

Eka ClO₂ is chlorine dioxide; it is generally produced, stored and typically fed as an 8-11 grams per liter aqueous solution to the desired application point.

  • Product name

    Eka ClO₂
  • Brand

    Eka
  • Chemical family

    Oxides of chlorine
  • Physical form

    Gas or Aqueous solution
  • Chemical name

    Chlorine Dioxide
  • Applications

    Eka ClO₂ (chlorine dioxide) is the main bleaching agent used in modern environmentally compatible paper pulp manufacturing. Chlorine dioxide is the main component in ECF (Elemental Chlorine-Free) bleaching. Up to 99 percent of all chlorine dioxide produced worldwide is consumed by the Pulp Industry. Other common applications for chlorine dioxide include use as a broad spectrum biocide and primary disinfectant for potable and cooling water. In water treatment, appropriate chlorine dioxide solution concentrations are metered directly from an on-site generator to the application point.

Market Segments

Pulp Bleaching

Detailed description

Chlorine dioxide is metered to the application point in a weak (~10 g/l) aqueous solution. In aqueous solution chlorine dioxide is slightly green in color. Chlorine dioxide should be generated at the point of use and strict regulations control its transportation.

Functions

  • Oxidant,
  • Oxygen source

Applications

  • Bleaching and delignification of cellulose kraft and sulfite pulp