Brine filtration technology improves chlor-alkali process at new Abu Dhabi chemical plant

In an effort to better handle precoat filtration as part of the chlor-alkali process at a new facility, a large chemical producer in the city of Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirates, has installed a new brine filtration technology from Pall Corporation.

PORT WASHINGTON, NY, April 22, 2015 -- In an effort to better handle precoat filtration as part of the chlor-alkali process at a new facility, a large chemical producer in the city of Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirates, has installed a new brine filtration technology from Pall Corporation, a specialist in filtration, separation and purification solutions and technologies.

Pall worked closely with an engineering firm to design the solution, called Pall Carbo™. Leveraging past experience with the firm, Pall was able to offer flexible options to support its design efforts and tailor the company's filtration technology to meet the plant's specific requirements.

The chlor-alkali process is an industrial process for the electrolysis of sodium chloride. It is the technology used to produce chlorine and caustic soda, two of the most widely used chemicals in the world. Chlorine and caustic soda are produced by the electrolysis of aqueous solutions of alkali metal salts. This process requires the removal of dissolved contaminants from the brine solution prior to the electrolytic process.

Precoat filtration requires a filter aid that coats the element. During this process, the filter aid and the filtered solids form a "cake," which works as a strainer to collect much finer contaminants. The filter aids used in precoat filtration have an affinity for the rough Carbo element surface, making the filters ideal for use in these applications. Carbo filter elements also feature excellent resistance against salt solutions.

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About Pall Corporation

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification specialist providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company's engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. For more information, visit www.pall.com.

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