Elemental chlorine is commercially produced from brine by electrolysis (source Wikipedia) . The high oxidizing potential of elemental chlorine led to the development of commercial bleaches and disinfectants, and a reagent for many processes in the chemical industry. Chlorine is used in the manufacture of a wide range of consumer products, about two-thirds of them organic chemicals such as polyvinyl chloride, and many intermediates for the production of plastics and other end products which do not contain the element. As a common disinfectant, elemental chlorine and chlorine-generating compounds are used more directly in swimming pools to keep them clean and sanitary.
Elemental chlorine at high concentrations is extremely dangerous and poisonous for all living organisms, and was used in World War I as the first gaseous chemical warfare agent.
Use of graphite in presence of chlorine is limited especially with phenolic resin impregnated graphite. A maximum of 80°C, and no presence of water.
GT developed grade GT FLON and GT CARB+ which can withstand up to 280°C, 100% concentration.
In presence of water, graphite would be oxidized. Our grade GT OXY FLON overperform all other materials on the market for such situation.
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