Chlorine is a highly reactive chemical element which readily combines with other atoms to produce compounds with many practical uses. Commonly found combined with sodium as salt (NaCl), additional processes are used to produce sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) which is used in drinking water and swimming pool sanitization. While these applications might be the most familiar, the predominant uses of chlorine are in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and solvents used in dry cleaning. To facilitate such high demand for chlorine, the United States uses an industrial method of making chlorine to produce 14 million tons annually. The manufacture of chlorine from brine, a carefully treated solution of salt water, is one of the primary methods used in the chlorine production process.
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