WCC Chairman do Vale: “We deliver an essential contribution to a sustainable world”

At this year’s World Chlorine Council General Assembly in Delhi, India, Chairman of the Governing Council Anibal do Vale highlighted that WCC promotes the use of the ‘residual chlorine content’ as an easily measurable, science-based indicator for assessing the safety of drinking water.

Anibal do Vale

Anibal do Vale

The WCC Chairman concluded that “the chlor-alkali chemistry is making an essential contribution to a sustainable world”.

Mr. do Vale also underlined that the organization represents more than 85 % of globally installed chlor-alkali capacity. He noted that one of the core businesses of the organization is the development of science-based global communication and advocacy.

A major topic for some regions remains the phasing out of the use of mercury as a catalyst in chlor-alkali production. Today, some 4.9 million tonnes of mercury are present in chlor-alkali units but all use of mercury by our industry must be phased out by the period 2020-2025. A process fully supported by the WCC.

The WCC General meeting took place in Delhi, India, on October 15th.

Contact: Dirk Clotman, Communications Euro Chlor, tel. +32 2 676 73 51,

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