What is the difference between Chlorine Dioxide and Chlorine?

Although Chlorine Dioxide has the word Chlorine in its name, they have completely different chemical structures. The additional oxygen atom radically changes the molecule and creates completely different chemical behaviours and by-products. Their differences are as profound as those between hydrogen, the explosive gas, and hydrogen combined with oxygen, which creates di-hydrogen oxide – commonly […]

Is Chlorine Dioxide approved for use in Australia?

Food Standards Australia / New Zealand (FSANZ) General Food Standard 1.3.3 Chlorine dioxide is permitted as a processing aid in packaged water and water used as an ingredient in other food. Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Chlorine dioxide is exempt from the requirements for approval of a technical grade active constituent. Australian Drinking […]

Can organisms build up a resistance to Chlorine Dioxide?

No. Chlorine dioxide as a disinfectant has the advantage that it directly reacts with the cell wall of micro-organisms. This reaction is not dependent on reaction time or concentration. In contrast to non-oxidizing disinfectants, chlorine dioxide kills micro-organisms even when they are inactive. Therefore the chlorine dioxide concentration needed to effectively kill micro-organisms is lower […]

How do I use CleanOxide tablets?

Remove the CleanOxide tablet from the bag and add it directly to the water source that needs treatment. If you are using a large quantity of tablets we recommend you first add the tablets to an empty bucket or container and then distribute evenly into the water source. Alternatively add the tablets to a nylon […]

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