AppliTek Wins Mega Project in Sweden
Driven by the unique technology and worldwide references, AppliTek was awarded an important contract for the design, construction and installation of all new on-line analyzer systems needed for the safety and control of a chlorine production plant in Sweden. This project is driven by phasing out from amalgam (a Mercury alloy) to membrane type chlorine production.
Currently the European chlor-alkali sector is progressing towards a phase-out of mercury cell technology. The sector has for a long time proceeded on a voluntary basis towards a phase-out deadline of 2020. Meanwhile, however, under the Industrial Emissions Directive, the BAT conclusions (Best Available Technology) have become legally binding. The national authorities had to ‘reconsider permit conditions’ and ‘take into account the BAT conclusions’, implying that four years after publication of these BAT conclusions, this means before 11 December 2017, mercury based production technology must be ceased.