Deacon process


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Deacon process

[′dēk·ən ‚präs·əs]
(chemical engineering)
A method of chlorine production by passing a hot mixture of gaseous hydrochloric acid with oxygen over a cuprous chloride catalyst.
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sometimes employed for water removal in the Deacon Process to decrease potential chlorine losses from the reverse reaction on cooling for product recovery (Kel Chlor Process(17)).