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Clorosur Regional Report
Management Committee Team Meeting
The Houstonian Hotel
Houston, Texas USA
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Martim Afonso Penna, Clorosur
Content
 Technology
 Mercury
 Asbestos diaphragm
 Clorosur activities
 Safety Transportation
 Remarks
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Technology - Mercury
 Minamata Convention on Mercury – Cooperation and Coordination with
Stockholm Convention – Bilateral Cooperation Brazil x Sweden –
Workshop April 24, 2014.
 UNEP Sub-regional Workshop for South American Countries
Implementation of the Minamata Convention – September 3-7, 2014.
 Clorosur presentation on Mercury Management in the Chlor Alkali Industry.
 Preparatory Meeting to INC6 called by the Ministry of External
Relations of Brazil – September 29, 2014
 Uruguay is the first country in South America to ratify the Minamata
Convention.
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Technology – Asbestos diaphragm
 Current status
 Constitutionality of the Law authorizing the use of chrysotile been questioned
 At the Federal Supreme Court (Brazil)
 No other news
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Clorosur activities
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Clorosur activities
IX TECHNICAL SEMINAR - Draft Agenda
Nov. 13, 2014 – Morning: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
08:00 AM – 08:30 AM Inscriptions
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM Open session
08:45 AM – 09:15 AM Minamata Mercury Convention - INC 6 Feedback
09:15 AM – 09:40 AM Membrane Cells New zero-gap technology / nx-BiTAC / CEC
09:40 AM – 10:05 AM Electrolyzers Technologies
10:05 AM – 10:35 AM Coffee Break and Tour of the Table-Top Expo
10:35 AM – 11:00 AM Electrolyzers Technologies
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Electrolyzers Technologies
11:25 AM – 11:50 PM Electrolyzers Technologies
11:50 AM – 12:15 PM BNDES – Brazilian Economic and Social Development Bank
12:15 PM – 02:00 PM Lunch and Tour of the Table-Top Expo
Nov. 13, 2014 – Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
02:00 PM – 02:25 PM Membranes
02:25 PM – 02:50 PM Membranes
02:50 PM – 03:15 PM DIAPHRAGM CELLS – Monitoring System - Case BRASKEM
03:15 PM – 03:40 PM Engineering and Construction
03:40 PM – 04:15 PM Equipment Manufacture
04:15 PM – 04:45 PM Coffee Break and Tour of the Table-Top Expo
04:45 PM – 05:10 PM Materials and Supplies
05:10 PM – 05:35 PM Materials and Supplies
05:35 PM – 06:00 PM Environmental Solutions
06:00 PM – 06:30 PM Wrap up
07:00 PM – 09:30 PM – Dinner
Tour of the Table-Top Expo
Aníbal do Vale, President, CLOROSUR
Brazilian Environmental Ministry (MMA)
DENORA
BLUESTAR
UHDENORA
CHLORINE ENGINEERS
INEOS
FINANCING ALTERNATIVES
ASAHI GLASS COMPANY
DUPONT
DENORA
CONVE & AVS Inc
POWELL
WL GORE
PRINCE RUBBER & PLASTICS CO., INC
ECON INDUSTRIES
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Safety Transportation
 Simulated accident in caustic transportation gathers Dow and the carrier
Concordia – September 12, 2014, in Salvador/Bahia/Brazil.
 Participation of the Fire Department, Civil Defense, Highway Police Patrol, Dow’s
Medical Team, Community Members and the Salvador city government
representatives, in addition to ABICLOR Associates and Guests.
The truck driver with a
shovel to contain the
product leaked
View of the workshop on Sept 11
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Remarks
 Abiclor retained the Brazilian Institute of Economics Research Foundation
to prepare two studies:
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One regarding the contribution to the country of the Chlor-alkali
industry in terms of economic and social development
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The other analyzing the negative impact of the price of electrical
energy in Chlor-alkali production and in the attraction of new
investments to the sector
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Thank you!
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