Chlorine-Soda Plant of Sagua la Grande recovers its production levels

Chlorine-Soda Plant of Sagua la Grande recovers its production levels

The Chlorine-Soda Plant of Sagua la Grande recovers its production levels with the manufacture during the last seven days of January, of 15.86 tons of chlorine, a figure that allows the coverage of this important substance, which is essential for sanitation and cleaning, throughout the country.

According to its director, Isel Perez Lopez, today the industry is working practically to its maximum capacity, while obtaining 80 tons of hypochlorite daily, enough to supply the public health system and the treatment of water demanded by the national territory.

This plant also increased its inventory of hydrochloric acid and soda with a significant saving of electrical energy, she added.

At the beginning of the 2020 the industry presented with some difficulties and productive delays due to an excess of calcium and magnesium in the electrolysers, a situation that was resolved in the middle of this month, she said.

The new plant uses state-of-the-art technology, since it replaces the manufacturing process used long ago, based on metallic mercury, a highly polluting and very expensive chemical compound, with a much more efficient system that is based on an electrolytic process, through membranes of ion exchange.