Sodium Hypochlorite

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Characteristics

Liquid with an available chlorine of 15% m/v (as Cl2)

Properties and Applications

Sodium hypochlorite is a clear pale greenish yellow solution produced by a carefully controlled reaction of chlorine and membrane caustic soda lye.

(Cl2 + 2NaOH = NaOCl + NaCl + H2O)

  • Household bleach and sanitiser
  • Sanitising agent in industrial, institutional, farming and domestic formulated cleaners
  • Bleaching agent in pulp and paper industry
  • Oxidising

Specification

Criteria Specification
Specific gravity at 20°C 1,23 minimum
Available chlorine when dispatched as Cl2 15% m/v minimum
Sodium hydroxide as NaOH 1,5% m/v minimum

Remarks

AIHA recommends a threshold of 2 mg/m³. Under some circumstances, the exposure limits for chlorine may be applicable.

Stability

Sodium hypochlorite produced by NCP Chlorchem remains stable (under correct storage conditions – refer Product Guide).

Packing

  • Bulk road tankers (10 / 18/ 24 ton deliveries).
  • Flowbins (1 ton) can be filled but remains the property of the customer.