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Uhde to supply HCl- electrolysis plant to Yantai Juli

By Gerald Ondrey |

Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; www.uhde.eu) has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract for the construction of a hydrochloric acid electrolysis plant by Yantai Juli Isocyanate Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of polyurethane. The plant, with a production capacity of 100,000 ton/yr of hydrochloric acid, will be constructed at Laiyang, Shandong Province, China, approximately 100 km north of Qingdao. Commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2011. Uhde’s scope of supplies includes the process license, major components of the engineering package, supply of the electrolyzers, and assistance with the construction and commissioning of the plant.   “The awarding of this contract is proof of the confidence the chemical industry has in Uhde due to its electrolyzer technology. It also shows that the recycling of hydrochloric acid using electrolysis is gaining in importance and making a critical contribution to improving plant efficiencies and meeting environmental requirements”, says Sami Pelkonen, head of the Uhde Electrolysis Division.   The new membrane-electrolysis plant will be used to convert by-product hydrochloric acid obtained in a new production line planned by Yantai Juli. The hydrochloric acid…
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