In the UK we tend to take the provision of clean drinking water in our homes and businesses for granted… but what goes on behind the scenes to make this happen? In this guide the water hygiene specialists at Water Treatment Services take a look at how and why we clean our drinking water to make it safe, looking in particular at the process of water chlorination, its history, why we chlorinate water and what’s involved.
Cooling towers and evaporative cooling systems are used extensively in many industrial, process and commercial applications where there is a need to remove excess heat from liquids, fluids, process materials and indoor environments.
Typical settings for cooling towers and evaporative water systems will include power stations, manufacturing plants, large computer data centres, office buildings, hospitals, hotels etc.
The chemical compound chlorine dioxide has the formula ClO2, and at room temperature it exists as a yellowish-green gas. It has an odour similar to that of chlorine and is highly soluble in water, being approximately 10 times more soluble than chlorine.
While chlorine dioxide is an oxide of chlorine it is very different from the composition of chlorine itself. It is also occasionally referred to as chlorine (IV) oxide, as one of a number of oxides of the compound.