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Water Treatment Chemicals


Chlorine is a powerful disinfectant commonly used in water treatment. It plays a critical role in ensuring safe drinking water by eliminating pathogens and preventing waterborne diseases.

  • Disinfection: Chlorine inactivates harmful microorganisms by damaging their cell membranes, disrupting cell respiration and DNA activity, which are essential for their survival.
  • History: Chlorination has been a fundamental method of water disinfection since the late 19th century, effectively reducing disease transmission through water.
  • Application: Chlorination can be applied at various points throughout the water treatment process, depending on the specific needs and setup of the treatment facility.
  • Types of Chlorine: Various forms of chlorine are used, including chlorine gas, sodium hypochlorite, and calcium hypochlorite, each with its own application methods and advantages.
  • Challenges: While effective against many pathogens, some protozoan cysts are resistant to chlorine. Additionally, managing the byproducts of chlorination is essential to minimize potential health risks.

Chlorination remains one of the most popular and cost-effective methods for disinfecting water, ensuring it is safe for public consumption.