Why is my seawater hypochlorite generator not producing the concentration I want? The short answer to the that question is to stop worrying about concentration (how strong the hypochlorite is) and instead understand your plant’s specified generating capacity, which is typically rated as the mass of hypochlorite generated over a period of time. This is typically measured in kg/hour or lbs/day generated.Read More
Chlorine tablets are all the same, right? Nope … and the difference is more important than you might think. It’s true that they are all commodity chemicals, but several different forms of chlorine tablets are commonly available; the difference can cause serious safety, operations, legal and environmental problems for you and the crew.
Far too often people in the industry overlook the importance of chemicals in the treating of waste in their marine sanitation devices. It seems to be very common for people to lose sight of what needs to be done to keep the system working properly and one of the easiest things to overlook is the chemicals used to do so. Biological systems require chemicals to make “the magic happen.” The magic described here is the treatment of waste within a type 2 wastewater system or MSD as it’s commonly referred to. Bacteria is the source of waste treatment in these types of units.Read More