How do chlorine dioxide generators work?
Chlorine dioxide is produced by the controlled mixing of the precursor or ‘binary’ chemicals, hydrochloric acid and sodium chlorite. Traditionally, most types of chlorine dioxide generator use pressurised chemical dosing pumps to transfer the binary chemicals to a reaction chamber where the gas is generated and dissolved into water to form a solution ready for dosing.
The chloriDOS® iOX® chlorine dioxide system uses a vacuum preparation process to draw the binary chemicals into the reaction chamber, which means there are no pressurised chemical feed lines. Using this vacuum method binary chemicals may, if desired, be located at distance from the generator in a separate storage area. Any accidental damage to the chemical feed lines will result in air being drawn into the generator, rather than liquid chemicals potentially leaking out into the work or storage area.
The vacuum method and digital metering technology used by the chloriDOS® iOX® system also allows for very accurate chemical blending, resulting in the highest possible conversion efficiency, whilst also providing this precise data for the remote monitoring of chemical usage.