Report No DWI0203

ELECTROLYTIC GENERATION OF CHLORINE FOR DISINFECTION OF PRIVATE WATER SUPPLIES

DWI0203

Jan 1991

SUMMARY

2. Summary of Work

This project has been running from the end of 1984 to the end of 1989. A summary of the work is given. Part way through, it was realised that generation of free chlorine was not essential for the destruction of bacteria and perhaps undesirable operationally. In consequence emphasis was shifted to the direct effect of an electrolytic current, the presence, or absence, of chloride ions being treated as one of several influential variables.

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