3.5 Elements of the Sea

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  • Chlorine
    • Storing
      • Stored in cylinders
      • Safety regulations must be met by using hoists for moving the Chlorine and for testing the cylinders for leaks
    • Unloading
      • A scrubber unit ensures no chlorine left over
        • Left overs reacted with NaOH which produces bleach that the company sells on
    • Transporting
      • By road/rail
        • Presurised tank containers used
        • Hazchem warning plates
      • Liquid as more chlorine will be transported at a time
    • Benefits
      • Made into water treatment to kill bacteria and other pathogens
      • Household Bleach
      • good oxidising agent
      • Stain remover
    • Risks
      • Toxic gas
      • Can cause irritation to eyes, skin and respiratory system
      • Can react in lungs to form HCl
        • This affects tissues and causes drowning in fluid
  • Risks
    • Toxic gas
    • Can cause irritation to eyes, skin and respiratory system
    • Can react in lungs to form HCl
      • This affects tissues and causes drowning in fluid

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