Sodium Chlorite is a chemical compound used in the manufacturing of paper and as a disinfectant. Its main application is the generation of chlorine dioxide for bleaching and stripping of pulp, paper, and textiles. It is also used for disinfection of municipal water treatment plants after conversion to chlorine dioxide. It is also employed in the Pinnick oxidation for the oxidation of aldehydes to carboxylix acids. Sodium chlorite is derived indirectly from sodium chlorate, NaClO3. First, sodium chlorate is reduced to chlorine dioxide, typically in a strong acid solution using reducing agents such as sodium sulfite, sulfur dioxide, or hydrochloric acid. This intermediate is then absorbed into a solution of aqueous sodium hydroxide where another reducing agent converts it to sodium chlorite.
Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Sodium Chlorite production costs. Each study describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q2 2023).