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The scientific basis for iodine production is being developed in Turkmenistan

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The scientific basis for iodine production is being developed in Turkmenistan

On the 17th of April, a scientific seminar was held at the Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan on the production of iodine, which occupies an important place in the country’s chemical industry. Turkmenistan has large reserves of iodine-bromine waters and significant production and export potential in this area. High frequency technical iodine produced in the country is used in the production of photographic materials, dyes, electronics, synthetic rubber, various chemicals, liquid crystal indicators and is exported to a number of foreign countries.

The meeting was opened by the director of the Institute of Chemistry, candidate of chemical sciences Hallymyrat Atayev. He spoke about the ongoing work to develop the scientific foundations and technologies for the production of import-substituting and world-competitive products from local raw materials and the introduction of scientific developments into production.

Scientists and experienced specialists of the Institute also spoke at the seminar. Deputy Director for Scientific Work Oraz Charyyev devoted his speech to research work on identifying rare elements and their compounds in hydromineral raw materials, associated and formation waters of oil and gas fields, and industrial wastewater.

The topic of various raw materials for the production of iodine was continued in his speech by the chief researcher at the Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, Candidate of Chemical Sciences Chary Kulyyev. He revealed the scientific basis for extracting useful elements from hydromineral raw materials, which are the main source for the country's chemical industry, in particular from underground iodine-bromine waters, as well as associated and formation waters of oil and gas fields.

Leading researcher at the Laboratory of Chemistry and Technology of Natural Hydromineral Raw Materials of the Institute, Candidate of Chemical Sciences Lyudmila Atamalova, in her speech, described methods for complex processing of industrial waters from iodine enterprises in Turkmenistan and the production of new products from them.

The seminar participants emphasized that the country has rich deposits of various raw materials, and the industrial processing of these resources based on science-based technologies makes it possible to establish the production of various types of products in demand on the world market and bring the country to a leading position in the world.