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Pool Treatment 101: Introduction To Chlorine Sanitizing

Mastering the knack of pool science is not difficult with the right information and a little diligence As for those readers who are experienced poolside chemists, put this article in the hands of anyone learning the ropes Think of the perfect swimming pool and visions of sparkling water and happy swimmers lik

Chlorine Experiments

The following experiments demonstrate the usefulness of two products made using chlorine chemistry Sunscreen and Light Energy Antifreeze and the Freezing Point of Water For additional experiments involving chlorine chemistry, check out our Building Block Chemistry resources 452

Aramid Fibers: Protecting the Good Guys

Chlorine chemistry helps link the molecules of the tough fibers of protective equipment needed by police, military and emergency responders The brave men and women of the military, law enforcement and emergency response communities deserve the best protective equipment available Aramid fibers, a class of stron

Natural Chlorine? You Bet!

Chlorine s Natural Abundance Most people know that table salt, a natural mineral essential for the proper functioning of our nervous and muscular systems, is sodium chloride But many would be surprised to know that hundreds, probably thousands, of organic chlorine chemicals are produced by an array of biological a

Exploring Chlorine Compounds

Purpose You will observe and compare the physical and chemical properties of different chlorine compounds Materials Magnifying glass Aluminum foil, 1 x 4 cm strip pH paper, 4 strips Chemplate or 4 small jars or test tubes with rack Small jar of tap water Dropper bottle of household ammonia Dropper Small spoon

Chlorine in Our Lives

Many of you may know that chlorine is used in swimming pools, and to keep our water safe to drink But chlorine has many other important uses as well It is a building block in thousands of products medicines, plastics, other chemicals, paper products, etc Chlorine is used to manufacture each of the following p

Swimming in Chlorinated Pools

Does swimming in chlorinated pools really cause cancer that some media blogs have reported Is chlorine in swimming pools a health hazard What are disinfection byproducts Where do they come from So, what can I do to reduce my exposure to these disinfection byproducts I guess I thought the chlorine would ta

Biocides: Critical Preservatives

Antimicrobial products are critical to ensuring longer shelf lives and protecting buildings and infrastructure from pests and microbial damage.

Pool and Spa Disinfection

Nothing refreshes like a dip in the pool on a hot summer day Swimming pools provide fun, exercise and welcome relief from high temperatures Spas and hot tubs are increasingly popular for the therapeutic relaxation they provide But unless water disinfectant levels are properly managed, a dip in the pool or spa c

Chlorine Bleach

Q What is chlorine bleach A Chlorine bleach is chlorine to go, providing a convenient vehicle for delivering the germ busting power of chlorine chemistry Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is t

Chlorine Chemistry Is a Key to Better Health in the Developing World

A simple turn of the faucet, and there it is abundant fresh, clean water It can quench your thirst, help cook your food, or provide welcome relief in a hot tub at the end of a hard day but it is not available to all An Essential Commodity Life on Earth is water based Our lives depend on this liquid, which is pu