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Chlorine & Chloramines

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Chlorine

What is Chlorine? Chlorine is a chemical element with the symbol Cl and atomic number 17. The second-lightest of the halogens, it appears between fluorine and bromine in the periodic table and its properties are mostly intermediate between them.  C...
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Disinfection Breakpoint Chlorination

What is breakpoint chlorination? The breakpoint chlorination is the point where chlorine levels exceed the oxidant demand (neutralising the nasties in the water). Once they are all dealt with, the water begins to build a residual amount of free ...
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Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine

Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine: What’s the Difference? Chlorine is a standard chemical element that’s oftentimes used to provide people all over the world with clean drinking water. The reason that chlorine is highly effective and important for wat...
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Hypochlorous acid (HOCl or HClO)

What is Hypochlorous acid (HOCl or HClO) Below is an extract from Wikipedia on the subject of hypochlorous acid... "Hypochlorous acid (HOCl or HClO) is a weak acid that forms when chlorine dissolves in water, and itself partially dissociates, for...
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