In order to prevent accidents caused by escapes of chlorine from leaking storage containers or dosing plants, GEA has developed chlorine emergency units, which operate according to the principle of the jet scrubbers.
They are able, in the event of an accident, to suck up the environmental air without using a mechanical ventilator, to chemically bin the chlorine into the scrubbing liquor (usually caustic soda) and to reintroduce the cleaned air into the environment. Only the circulation pump has to be switched on in order to start up the chlorine unit. The scrubbing liquor which is kept in the storage tank of the chlorine emergency unit is individually suited to the size of the chlorine plant and is always available in case of emergency. The used scrubbing liquor in which the chlorine is chemically bound can be disposed without any problems after the elimination of the incident.