The following uses for bromine are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I would be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses.
- Much bromine output is used in the production of 1,2-dibromoethane (ethylene dibromide), a lead scavenger used in making petrol antiknock compounds. Lead in petrol, however, is presently being phased out in many countries. This will clearly affect future production of bromine
- flameproofing agents
- water purification compounds
- inorganic bromides (AgBr) used for photography
- water purification
- used to make plastics flame retardant