How to Replace Chlorine


Chlorine has been the number one disinfectant for safe drinking water. It came into the limelight during the 1900s when in the hurricane struck areas, clean drinking water was required in a short period of time. Chlorine brought the revolution by eliminating typhoid, cholera, dysentery and other ailments which were otherwise killing thousands of people.

Chlorination is basically adding chlorine gas or sodium hypochlorite to water that dissociates into hydrogen and hypochlorite ions. It works on contact basis, where it oxidizes the cell membrane, and the free chlorine ions enter the ruptured cells stopping cellular respiration and DNA activity, resulting in microbial death.

However effective the process of chlorination is, it requires timely dechlorination for the water to be available to the consumers. Dechlorination with Sodium Metabisulphite (smbs) or Activated Carbon is necessary so that the final outflow of water contains less than 3 ppm of sodium hypochlorite. It is important to look for a friendlier hassle-free solution, which perfectly places silver hydrogen peroxide on full throttle.

Silver Hydrogen Peroxide is an eco-friendly broad spectrum disinfectant, effective on a wide range of microorganisms including protozoan cysts & fungal endospores which are left unharmed in chlorination. It works against biofilms and slimes in closed pipeline systems, in spite of being noncorrosive in nature. Silver Hydrogen Peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen with no THM or any other residue. It lacks the pungent odour of chlorine and does not alter the taste and smell of water. It works on a short contact time, requiring a much lesser time for disinfection. Chlorine usually takes 20 minutes, excluding the other hassles of dechlorination, etc. The process of disinfection is even simpler for this product, just addition of raw silver hydrogen peroxide to water and ensuring a good contact time is enough for safer water. FDA has approved the usage of Silver Hydrogen Peroxide in drinking water up to a concentration of 25 ppm.


Chemtex Speciality Limited globally markets Nano Silver Hydrogen Peroxide made from a combination of Hydrogen Peroxide IP and Nano Silver particles, under the registered trade name of Alstasan Silvox.


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