INTRODUCTION AND THEORY OF OPERATION
The BIOCIDAL Sodium Hypochlorite Generating System is a safe and relatively inexpensive method of generating
a highly effective disinfecting solution for Food Plant sanitation and for the treatment of potable and process water. The
system can also be used for waste water and sewage treatment applications where the daily usage is within the capacity
of the various models available.
The system generates and automatically maintains a hypochlorite strength of 5000 6000 ppm maximum (0.5 0.6%)
expressed as total available chlorine equivalent. This is accomplished by constantly recirculating a weak brine solution
(3 4% NaCl) through a single or series of proprietary electrolytic cells for a predetermined period of time.
Several reactions occur simultaneously within the cell to produce Sodium Hypochlorite solution. In addition, a small
amount of hydrogen is generated which escapes to atmosphere through the internal venting system. THE EXACT
AMOUNT OF HYPOCHLORITE GENERATED IS DETERMINED BY THE AMOUNT OF ELECTRICAL POWER
APPLIED, PLUS THE SALINITY AND TEMPERATURE OF THE SOLUTION IN THE RECIRCULATING TANK. Any
imbalance of these parameters will result in either under-powering or over-driving the system, resulting in insufficient
chlorine strength (under powering) or excessive heat build-up in the power supplies and cells (over driving) in which case,
the power supply starter will trip.