In the Deacon Process for the manufacture of Cl2, a mixture of HCI gas and air is passed over a heated catalyst which promotes oxidation of the acid. Air is used in 30% excess of that theoretically required.
(a) calculate per kg of acid, the kg of air supplied,
(b) mass composition of the gas mixture entering the reaction chamber and
(c) wt% composition of the gases leaving the chamber assuming 60% of the acid is oxidized.