SALT: INDUSTRY USE
Benefits to Industry
According to research studies, 60% of the global production of salt is used in industries while human consumption represents only 25%. The global demand of salt is increasing at a rapid pace since the industrial revolution.
Since 1980s, Salt is employed in the ecological system of chlorination of water through electrolysis which allows keeping the water clean in swimming pools.
Salt acts as a source of chlorine that provides the chemical industry with big amounts of this element. For example, salt is used for the production of plastic known as PVC (polyvinyl-chloride).In the pharmaceutical industry, salt is used in the production of infusions, drugs and salines. Sometimes salt is used as a mordant in the textile industry. Moreover, Salt is widely used in the soap and detergent industry.