What's in your water? We're well aware of the numerous benefits that water provides to our bodies, from preventing dehydration to aiding in the removal of toxins. However, if you're consuming impure water, you might unknowingly be doing more harm than good to your body.
What is Chlorine Dioxide?
Chlorine dioxide is a gas with a reddish to yellowish-green color at room temperature, and it readily dissolves in water, making it effective for disinfecting drinking water. When employed in very small quantities for water disinfection, it is safe and does not pose health risks. However, it's important to note that chlorine dioxide shares similarities with household bleach, which means that in excessive quantities, it can become hazardous.
How does it work?
Other Uses and Benefits of Chlorine Dioxide
How to correctly prepare Chlorine Dioxide Holding Solution
Chlorine Dioxide can indeed be employed for water purification at home, but it is essential to strictly adhere to the provided instructions. Here's how to prepare it:
To make 3000 ppm of CDH:
- Use a glass bottle or jar and fill it with 500ml of distilled water.
- Add 25 ml of Sodium Chlorite 22.4% (or 28% of 80% concentration) or 25% in to water.
- Add 25 ml of 4 to 5% hydrochloric acid as specified, or 25 ml of 50% citric acid in to water. (note: using citric acid may result in a different smell).
- Secure the container with a lid or cap, gently mix the contents, and let it sit for 12 hours at room temperature. You may want to put plastic bag on the lid to make it tighter and not degrade the lid if metal.
- Optional you can use test the solution to make sure its at 3000 PPM.
- Refrigerate the solution for 3 hours before use and make sure to mix it.
Following these steps will ensure the proper preparation of Chlorine Dioxide Solution for safe and effective water purification at home. We have a link to a blog here on how to test CDS or CDH at 3000 PPM
To visually understand the process, we have provided pictures to illustrate the transformation of CDH during its creation. The image on the left shows the solution just after mixing, while the one on the right displays its appearance after 12 hours.