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Mercury Handling during normal plant operations

Mercury handling in Normal Operations
 

Based on many years’ experience, chlorine producers have developed guidelines to share best practices. They include information on how:

• To manage a chlorine production unit using mercury
o Mercury Do’s and Dont’s Poster
o European Guidelines for making a mercury balance in a chlorine plant
o US Guidelines for Conducting a Mercury Balance
o Guideline for preparing an audit of the mercury balance in a chlorine plant
o Determination of the total weight of mercury in the electrolysis cells by radioisotopes.

• To protect the environment
shutterstock_189115595 o Code of Practice: Mercury Housekeeping
 o Guidelines for minimising mercury emissions and wastes from mercury chlor-alkali plants
 o Guidelines for Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants Emission Control
 o Guidelines for Technologies to Reduce Mercury in Sodium Hydroxide
 o Guidelines for the measurement of air flow and mercury in cell room ventilation
 o Determination of mercury in gases, liquids and solids including the precautions for sampling.

• To protect workers against the negative effects of mercury
Green safe workerPicture1 o Code of Practice: Control of worker exposure to mercury in the chlor-alkali industry
 o Guidelines for the optimization of mercury treatment (pamphlet 125) Medical surveillance and monitoring
 o Mercury audit questionnaire
 o Determining mercury and creatinine in urine

 

 

Mercury handling in Normal Operations

Mercury handling in Normal Operations

Decommissioning of phased out units

Decommissioning of phased out units

Storage and disposal of mercury

Storage and disposal of mercury

Reporting on mercury use

Reporting on mercury use

Phase out options and progress

Phase out options and progress

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