Article | August 26, 2019

Evaluating Bulk Hypochlorite Versus Hypochlorite Generated On Site

Source: De Nora

Chlorine gas is the historical disinfection choice for municipal potable water and wastewater systems due to its low cost and ease of maintenance. However, the hazardous status of chlorine gas and its potential as a terrorist target are driving many facilities to consider alternative disinfection methods. The decision frequently comes down to a choice between commercial sodium hypochlorite delivered in bulk (hypo) and hypochlorite generated on site (OSG). The primary decision factors are safety, cost, ease of maintenance, and environmental impact.