Swimming pool disinfection?
I’m doing a research in college to find a method safer then chlorine to disinfect a swimming pool. Chlorine reacts with organic products to make chloramines while other popular methods found don`t seem as effective without the use of chlorine.
I have found some sites, such as azurwater.com, claiming that electroperoxydation does not use any chemical and there is no direct or indirect pollution involved. The concept is patented in France and could be applied to swimming pools as well as anytime you want to disinfect water. But I wonder if the titane electrode used is stable and the ions OH- and the hydrogen peroxyde (H2O2) produced, both helping for a lasting disinfection power, could have reverse effects on us, humans.
Explanations and sites are all welcome!
A few points:
-Chlorine is used for pools yes, but Bromine are also popular, and I see some lithium products being sold… you should look at an on line pool store to see what is currently available.
– The electro..what ever, is just another way to kill bacteria.. perhaps it could work, what is the amount of the H2O2 that will be created? when you add that to pool water (assume a 40,000 gallon pool) what is the concentration? is that enough to harm humans?… well if this machine constantly kicks out the H2o2 then the pool will (eventually) become a pool of Hydrogen Peroxide, and everyone will have blond hair.. so you will have to remove the peroxide somehow..(see if the french found a way to do that… they all seem to still have dark hair) you probably have to add another chemical, or change the water so often…
So how else could you remove bacteria from a pool? … Find out how you kill bacteria from other places, and see if you can apply that technology to pools… (extreme heat and UV come to mind)
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