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Bromine Recycling in the Chemical Industry – An Example of Circular Economy

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This paper discusses the application of the circular economy concept and industrial ecology approach in the context of industrial chemical sites. A real-life case study about the use of bromine as reactant for chemical synthesis and its recycling by Syngenta in Monthey is described in detail. With a recovery yield of 97% it represents a well-established example of closed loop recycling, one aspect of the circular economy. The process leads to significant safety and environmental risk reduction and economic savings in the order of several million CHF per year.
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Keywords: CHEMICAL INDUSTRY; CIRCULAR ECONOMY; INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY; INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT; MATERIAL EFFICIENCY

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Syngenta Crop Protection SA, Route de I'Ile au Bois, CH-1870 Monthey;, Email: [email protected] 2: Syngenta Crop Protection SA, Route de I'Ile au Bois, CH-1870 Monthey 3: Syngenta Crop Protection, Breitenloh 5, CH-4333 M├╝nchwilen

Publication date: September 1, 2019

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  • International Journal for Chemistry and Official Membership Journal of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and its Divisions

    CHIMIA, a scientific journal for chemistry in the broadest sense, is published 10 times a year and covers the interests of a wide and diverse readership. Contributions from all fields of chemistry and related areas are considered for publication in the form of Review Articles and Notes. A characteristic feature of CHIMIA are the thematic issues, each devoted to an area of great current significance.

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