n IMIESA - On-site generation of sodium hypochlorite : snippets

Volume 34, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
  • Author
  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 34, Issue 3, Mar 2009, p. 88 - 89
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Water disinfection is such a critical part of our daily lives, both for drinking water and in industry. If we consider recent events in our own and neighbouring countries, which have highlighted the danger to humans of poor drinking water, one realises that the failure to provide clean drinking water, a basic human right, will only demand greater action in the future. The dilemma is that disinfectants themselves can be hazardous to humans and it is therefore important to get the best combination between cost, results and safety when deciding on which water disinfectant to use.

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