A Study of Deacon's Process and an Investigation of the Inherent Possibilities in the Oxidation of Hydrochloric Acid by Atmospheric Oxygen in the Presence of Certain Catalysts and Temperatures
In the past many chemists have been attracted by the inherent possibilities in the oxidation of hydrochloric acid by atmospheric oxygen as a means of evolving chlorine cheaply. It was along this line of thought that such men as Oxland, Vogel, Thibierge, and Binks proceeded. It remained for Henry Deacon, however, to establish a process that could be classified as a technically satisfactory industry. He presented his process to the chemical industry in 1868.