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Advantages and disadvantages of calcium hypochlorite

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Calcium hypochlorite is a white concentrated chemical that is sold in powder, crystal or tablet form.

Calcium hypochlorite is a white concentrated chemical that is sold in powder, crystal or tablet form.

It is used to disinfect drinking water and pool water.

Calcium hypochlorite, when combined with water, releases oxygen and high concentrations of chlorine molecules.

Chlorine is an effective way to kill bacteria and fungal populations in water and is simpler and safer than chlorine used in water purification.

However, attention should be paid to calcium hypochlorite.

Cost effectiveness

One of the main advantages of calcium hypochlorite is that the relatively small amount of this chemical can successfully disinfect large amounts of water, making it one of the most cost-effective alternatives for water sanitation.

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Calcium hypochlorite can handle 10,000 gallons of water.

Ease of use

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Chlorine gas is very effective, but must be handled with great care as it is dangerous and corrosive.

Liquid bleach is most useful when treating only a small amount of water.

In comparison, calcium hypochlorite is safer to treat than chlorine and can be used in larger water than bleach.

length of storage period

Another advantage of calcium hypochlorite is that it can be stored for a long time and its disinfectability does not decrease.

Other chlorides, like liquid bleach, break down in a few months.

In order to optimize the chlorine content of bleach, it is necessary to replace bleach every three months.

Storage Considerations

The main disadvantage of calcium hypochlorite is that it requires proper storage to prevent contact with heat and moisture.

Even a small amount of calcium hypochlorite in contact with these two substances can cause an explosion or fire, and can release highly toxic chlorine gas.

When this chemical is exposed to fire, the intensity of the fire rapidly increases.

Calcium hypochlorite should always be stored in a dry, airy, cool place.