Sodium hypochlorite (Brine System)

Sodium hypochlorite has a wide variety of uses. It can be produced and sold in drums or barrels for the local market.
As an example, in agriculture, in chemical industries, in paints, in fertilizers, in foods, in glass, in pharmaceutical, synthesis and in the industry of waste management. It is also employed to inhibit the development of mussels, crimps and algae in cooling towers.
In water treatments the hypochlorite is used for water disinfection (potable or industrial) or for application in hospital.

In textile industry the hypochlorite is used to bleach the fabrics. Sometimes it is added to industrial waste waters to reduce odors.
The hypochlorite neutralizes sulfur gases (SH) and Ammonia (NH3).

The sizes of the plants depend on the rate of production requested.

Gemwater can design and install standard sizes of plant and/or skidded packages for range of production from 60 kg/day up to 7 ton/day. For higher ranges of capacity requirements a modular configuration will be applied.

The plant as designed by Gemwater will have the following technical characteristics and environmental benefits:
ROI (Return Of Investment) very effective;
High efficiency and updated process technology for the electrodes and diaphragm materials (no asbestos,
  no mercury);
Sodium Hypochlorite is much less hazardous than Gas-Chlorine; no certified operator is requested to handle
  this chemical;  
As Sodium hypochlorite tend to partially decompose if handled, the on-site production prevent form product losses;
Storage, dosing equipment and procedures are more easy to install and operate;
No costs for transportation;
No time and cost for documentation (material safety data sheet) and permission by local authorities;
Doesn’t classify the area.


The proposed plant shall be installed into a properly ventilated area with air coming from bottom windows and an aerated floor. Wall or bulkhead to protect all equipment against heat atmospheric events.
 
PACKAGING  AND  PRODUCT SUPPLY
NaOCl cannot be isolated as a pure anhydrous compound, however it is more stable in dilute solutions. Household bleach sold for use in laundering clothes is a 3-8% solution of sodium hypochlorite at the time of manufacture. Strength varies from one formulation to another and gradually decreases with long storage.
A 10-25% solution of sodium hypochlorite is supplied with synonyms or trade names bleach. A 12% solution is widely used in waterworks for the chlorination of water, and a 15% solution is more commonly  used for disinfection of waste water in treatment plants.
Sodium hypochlorite can also be used for point-of-use disinfection of drinking water. Dilute solutions (50 ppm to 1.5%) are found in disinfecting sprays and wipes used on hard surfaces.