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Bromine (Br2) Detection

Portable & fixed-point Br2 detectors for healthcare, pharmaceuticals, chemical manufacturing, agriculture, and environmental testing.

About Bromine Detection

A heavy, reddish-brown liquid that evaporates into a gas at room temperature, Bromine is critical in the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries for the production of pesticides and flame retardants.

It finds applications in water treatment, dyes, and medicinal compounds as well. The automotive industry utilizes bromine in the manufacture of anti-knock fluids, adding to its diverse industrial significance. However, bromine’s high reactivity and toxicity require careful handling and robust gas detection systems to prevent inhalation risks and chemical burns in industrial settings.

Common Challenges

  • Ensuring reliable detection in varying environmental conditions
  • Managing the corrosive nature of bromine that can damage equipment
  • Addressing false alarms caused by cross-sensitivity with other chemicals

Current Guidelines

  • OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL): 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m³) as a ceiling limit
  • NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m³)

Industries

In agriculture, bromine compounds are used to produce pesticides. These pesticides help control pests and increase crop yields. Due to its toxicity, monitoring bromine levels is essential to prevent environmental contamination and safeguard the health of agricultural workers. Read more...

Bromine is used in the production of dyes and in various medicinal chemistry applications. The detection of bromine in these industries is crucial to prevent toxic exposure and to maintain the integrity of the chemical processes. Read more...

Bromine compounds are used in oil drilling fluids to enhance drilling efficiency. Continuous monitoring of bromine is necessary in these settings to ensure worker safety and environmental protection. Read more...

Bromine is a key component in the synthesis of several drugs, including sedatives and anticonvulsants. Monitoring bromine levels is crucial in pharmaceutical manufacturing to ensure product purity and worker safety, given its reactive and potentially harmful nature. Read more...

Bromine is used as a disinfectant in water treatment, particularly in pools and spas. Monitoring bromine levels is essential to maintain water quality and ensure it remains safe for human contact. Read more...

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