What is electrochlorination?
Rather than storing traditional chlorine donor chemicals such as sodium or calcium hypochlorite on-site, you can use renewable electricity, salt and water to generate your own sodium hypochlorite, safely and on-demand. You may hear this technology commonly referred to as electrochlorination, chlorine electrolysis or in-situ chlorine generation. Our unique Hyprolyser electrochlorination systems are an industry-leading example of this technology.
Using an automated system, a unique brine and water solution is prepared and passed through an anode/cathode electrode chamber, known as an electrolyser, where a low voltage direct current is passed through the solution, generating sodium hypochlorite and a small amount of hydrogen gas. The hydrogen by-product is diluted with a large volume of air in an enclosed ventilation system and is discharged safely to atmosphere.
The freshly generated solution is transferred to a day-tank and can then immediately be used and dosed via chemical dosing pumps to treat drinking water, wastewater or pool water.