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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which only returns half of the element contained in the starting hydrogen chloride, or with air (Deacon Process) which in theory returns all of it.[17] Sulfuric acid is sometimes employed for water removal
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)).