What is Low Salt Electrochlorination?
Low Salt electrochlorination has emerged as one of the greatest challenges for innovation and progress in the electrochlorination sector. Innowater, always at the cutting edge of developments in the sector, is aware that there are some applications where an external input of NaCl (salt) may represent a considerable drawback. In open circuits, for example, a continuous input of brine may be harmful and overly expensive. In other cases, the system or the characteristics of the infrastructure employed do not allow salt to be added.
That is why Innowater offers its Low Salt Electrochlorination system. The device involves the implementation of an electrochlorination system that does not need any input of NaCl. An effective system with sufficient output capacity for a range of applications. In other words, the result has been achieved by perfecting the conventional electrochlorination system so as to achieve a performance level that is so good that simply the concentration of chloride ions in natural water is sufficient for optimal operation. This represents a significant revolution in the field of Chlorination, allowing for a great many new applications.
Performance of the device is intensified thanks to a number of factors that affect all components of the system. A new, highly selective catalytic coating has been designed, reducing the oxidation potential of the chlorine ions. The coating technique has been modified, to obtain a greater effective reaction cross-section. This considerably increases the performance of the surface of the electrodes. Lastly, new power sources have been designed, with output that can be controlled very precisely in accordance with the composition of the water, and other parameters such as temperature, flow rate, etc. This serves to facilitate oxidation of the limited quantity of chloride ions available without using salt.
How does Low Salt Electrochlorination work?
- The chloride ion concentration of natural water
The water Chlorination device maintains the Electrolysis mechanism through the concentration of chloride ions in the water so as to guarantee optimal, quality operation. Thanks to the new catalytic coating, the oxidation potential in the chlorine ions is reduced. Meanwhile, the power sources can be controlled very precisely in accordance with the requirements of the composition of the water or the surface.
The standard production lines are designed to operate at 200 ppm of dissolved chlorides in the water. This is normally equivalent to a total dissolved solids (TDS) concentration of around 500 ppm, which is the standard for numerous applications, such as swimming pools.
The main applications include in particular:
-Cooling towers and circuits
What are the main benefits of Low Salt Electrochlorination?
This system combines the benefits of Salt Water Chlorination together with a great many additional benefits.