Hydrogen Chloride

How Hydrogen Chloride is formed and controlled.

How is Hydrogen Chloride formed?

In the waste stream Chlorine compounds can be found in the form of plastics (PVC), and inorganic salts (Sodium Chloride, household table salt). The chlorine is released into the combustion gases during incineration. The chlorine reacts with hydrogen in the combustion air to produce hydrogen chloride.

How is Hydrogen chloride controlled?

The second stage of the gas cleaning process is the Spray Absorber. The combustion gases enter the vessel and an alkali is injected into the flue gas stream to neutralise any acidic gases. This neutralising process converts the gaseous hydrogen chloride into a solid chloride form, which is then captured by the bag filters, forming part of the APCR.

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