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Chlorine

Gas Name: 
Chlorine
Chemical Formula: 

Cl2

Synonyms: 
Molecular Chlorine, Dichlorine

Product Uses, Sources & Applications

Chlorine is used in its aqueous and/or salt form in a variety of applications including:

  • Water purification in waste water treatment and swimming pools
  • Bleaching agent in pulp and paper processing
  • Production of other chemicals such as disinfectants and bleach

Hazards

Toxicity
Short Term (15-minute STEL*):
1
 ppm
Long-term (8-hr TWA*):
0.5
 ppm
*Based on OSHA regulation. Always consult local regulations directly.
Flammability
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL):
n/a
NIOSH Pocket Guide:
View pocket guide

Physical Properties

Appearance and Odor:
Greenish yellow gas with pungent, suffocating odor
Relative Density (air = 1.0):
2.47

Recommendations

Sensor Type:
Electrochemical
Standard Range:
0-5 or 0-10 ppm
Standard Trip Points:
1.0 ppm, 3.0 ppm
Recommended Sensor Mounting Height:
12-18" AFF

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