Sodium Hypochlorite Generator Produces Chlorine On Demand

Sodium Hypochlorite Generator Produces Chlorine On Demand
The Scienco SciCHLOR sodium hypochlorite generator with SciCELL technology from Bio-Microbics

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The Scienco SciCHLOR sodium hypochlorite generator with SciCELL technology from Bio-Microbics produces chlorine on demand using salt, water and electricity.

Designed to replace liquid chlorine deliveries and chlorine gas tank storage in most water treatment applications, the generator produces a strong oxidizing solution that kills Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli organisms as well as other harmful pathogens.

“The SciCHLOR system was designed with a small, simple electrolytic cell,” says Bob Rebori, president, Bio-Microbics. “Every four hours as the water is circulated back through the cell, sodium hypochlorite is manufactured using low pressure and a small amount of electricity. At the same time, water passing through the cell actually cleans it while converting the brine into sodium hypochlorite, liquid chlorine.”

The SciCHLOR system includes integral brine tanks, chlorine storage tanks, control panel, multipass SciCELL unit and recirculation pump that enables the system to automatically run at optimum salinity. Operating modes include batch, continuous, clean, setup and diagnostic.

Connected to an incoming water source (55 to 85 degrees F), the system creates 2 to 13 percent salinity (8 percent optimum brine) in about five hours. As chlorine is used, water automatically refills the brine tank. If no solution is used the system shuts down to save power.

Available in four sizes, the SciCHLOR unit produces 10, 20, 40 or 60 pounds of 0.8 percent strength sodium hypochlorite solution per day. Sodium hypochlorite is a stable disinfectant, easily fed into water and wastewater treatment processes, among other disinfecting applications.

The 10-pound unit produces about 150 gallons of solution at 8,000 ppm for treating between 800,000 and 900,000 gallons of water per day at 1.5 ppm. Both the 10- and 20-pound units have a footprint of 64 inches by 26 inches by 56 inches. A 500-pound custom module is available.

“You can install the machines in such a way that once a week you load them with salt, flip the switch, create the chlorine and pump from the reservoir as needed,” Rebori says.

Maintenance includes a weekly or biweekly washdown using 1 gallon of Mighty Mike industrial descaler to keep the electrolytic cell operating at optimal efficiency.

Options include chemical feed pump to deliver the solution, solenoid valve to drain the product tank and lockout to stop the system when a water softener is in regeneration mode.



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