10 Dec How is Bromine extracted?
Around 500,000 tons of bromine are estimated to be produced annually on a worldwide basis. Much of the bromine and brominated compounds are manufactured in the U.S. and the Dead Sea in Israel and Jordan. Bromine is produced from brine after the separation of sodium chloride and potash. The concentration of bromine ions in solutions from the Dead Sea reaches 10-12 g/l. This high concentration of bromine ions makes the production process more efficient.