BENEFITS OF ACTIVE CHLORINE DISINFECTION
Chlorine disinfection is widely used. Because it is a very reactive element, it easily bonds with other substances.
When chlorine forms a compound with a substance called carbon contains atoms, organic compounds are created. Examples are plastic, solvents and oils, but also various substances that are found in the human body.
How it works ?
When chlorine forms a chemical compound, it often replaces a hydrogen atom in a so-called substitution reaction. In the same molecule, different hydrogen atoms can be replaced one after the other, creating a different compound each time.
Chlorine is one of the most widely used disinfectants. It is versatile and very effective to fight germs. Chlorine is easy to apply, measure and control. It is quite persistent and inexpensive.
Chlorine kills germs such as bacteria and viruses by breaking into the chemical housekeeping of their molecules. The disinfectants used for this purpose consist of chlorine compounds that can transfer their atoms to other compounds, such as enzymes in bacteria and other cells.
As a result, the entire molecule changes shape or falls apart. When enzymes no longer function properly, the cell or bacteria die.