Being a very reactive material, Bromine has wide applications in Chemical Industries. It is applicable for Organic Intermediates, Agrochemicals, Dyestuffs, and Fire retardants etc. Also, Bromine can be retrieved from Industrial Bromides (NaBr, KBr, Hbr) and Bittern.
Liquid Bromide Solution is reacted with vapor of chlorine, in reaction column. The chlorine releases elementary bromine from dissolved bromide. This is stripped out with the help of live steam feed. The feed is from the column's bottom. To acquire minimum 99.5% bromine purity, the crude bromine is distilled.
However, the solution is not always simple. Oftentimes the feeds are contaminated with organic materials. These impurities need to be removed through pretreatment.
Standard plant incorporates Heat Exchangers Phase Separator, Stripping Column, Purification Column Collection Pot, Re-boiler, and Scrubber with related Glass Piping & Fittings. All the wefted components are made from PTFE and Borosilicate glass. They are corrosion resistant, even at higher temperature.