MPX-250

MPX-250

MPX-250

sodium hypochlorite generator 

Generating up to 250g/hr of equivalent Chlorine

 Electrochlorination is the process of using only salt, water and electricity to produce a low strength concentration of Sodium Hypochlorite, which when dissolved into water produces the powerful disinfectant hypochlorous acid. The AMPRO MPX-250 is an environmentally friendly approach to generating a disinfectant on site and on demand. The process does not involve the use of toxic or hazardous chemicals to produce the sodium hypochlorite solution, removing the requirement to source and store hazardous disinfectant chemicals at site.

The MPX-250 consists of minimal and modular components, which can be installed in almost anywhere water needs to be treated. The system requires very little maintenance, salt is topped up periodically and full system service is recommended on a yearly basis.

All AMPRO systems offer a high degree of safety with integral hydrogen degassing and continuous force air ventilation and monitoring whilst in operation.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Low hazard chemical

  • Broad spectrum disinfectant

  • Fast acting treatment

  • Automated process

  • Reduced chemical risks

  • Low cost of ownership

  • Minimal maintenance

  • Quick & Simple to install

Product Specification

  1. for salt quality of lower specifi cation please consult with Prodose
  2. Water temperature above 35°C may reduce sodium hypochlorite concentration. Chiller may be required
  3. for water hardness greater than 20mg/l CaCo3 water softener is required
  4. Water pressure of 2 to 6 bar at inlet to water softener.

PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

Upon detection of a low level in the Sodium Hypochlorite storage tank a panel mounted fan starts and a continuous air fl ow is established through electrolytic cell chamber, which exits the system through the Hydrogen Dual Containment port. This ensure all Hydrogen containing components are dual contained in a force air ventilated environment.

Once air flow is confirmed the water inlet solenoid valve opens, soft water flows and the brine dilution pump commences drawing brine from the brine storage tank. The diluted brine flows into the electrolytic cell where power is applied across a series of electrodes converting the brine into sodium hypochlorite. The solution flows into the degassing column where hydrogen is degassed before the sodium hypochlorite flows to the storage tank. The system stops when the top level in the Sodium Hypochlorite tank is reached.

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MP-125

MP-125

MP-125

sodium hypochlorite generator 

Generating up to 125g/hr of equivalent Chlorine

Electrochlorination is the process of using only salt, water and electricity to produce a low strength concentration of Sodium Hypochlorite, which when dissolved into water produces the powerful disinfectant hypochlorous acid.

The AMPRO MP-125 is an environmentally friendly approach to generating a disinfectant on site and on demand. The process does not involve the use of toxic or hazardous chemicals to produce the sodium hypochlorite solution, removing the requirement to source and store hazardous disinfectant chemicals at site.

The MP-125 consists of minimal and modular components, which can be installed in almost anywhere water needs to be treated. The system requires very little maintenance, salt is topped up periodically and full system service is recommended on a yearly basis.

All AMPRO systems offer a high degree of safety with integral hydrogen degassing and continuous force air ventilation and monitoring whilst in operation.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Low hazard chemical

  • Broad spectrum disinfectant

  • Fast acting treatment

  • Automated process

  • Reduced chemical risks

  • Low cost of ownership

  • Minimal maintenance

  • Quick & Simple to install

Product Specification

  1. for salt quality of lower specifi cation please consult with Prodose
  2. Water temperature above 35°C may reduce sodium hypochlorite concentration. Chiller may be required
  3. for water hardness greater than 20mg/l CaCo3 water softener is required
  4. Water pressure of 2 to 6 bar at inlet to water softener.

PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

Upon detection of a low level in the Sodium Hypochlorite storage tank a panel mounted fan starts and a continuous air fl ow is established through electrolytic cell chamber, which exits the system through the Hydrogen Dual Containment port. This ensure all Hydrogen containing components are dual contained in a force air ventilated environment.

Once air flow is confirmed the water inlet solenoid valve opens, soft water flows and the brine dilution pump commences drawing brine from the brine storage tank. The diluted brine flows into the electrolytic cell where power is applied across a series of electrodes converting the brine into sodium hypochlorite. The solution flows into the degassing column where hydrogen is degassed before the sodium hypochlorite flows to the storage tank. The system stops when the top level in the Sodium Hypochlorite tank is reached.

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MPS-25

MPS-25

MPS-025

sodium hypochlorite generator 

Generating up to 25g/hr of equivalent Chlorine

Electrochlorination is the process of using only salt, water and electricity to produce a low strength concentration of Sodium Hypochlorite, which when dissolved into water produces the powerful disinfectant hypochlorous acid. The AMPRO MPS-25 is an environmentally friendly approach to generating a disinfectant on site and on demand. The process does not involve the use of toxic or hazardous chemicals to produce the sodium hypochlorite solution, removing the requirement to source and store hazardous disinfectant chemicals at site.

The MPS-25 consists of minimal and modular components, which can be installed in almost anywhere water needs to be treated. The system requires very little maintenance, salt is topped up periodically and full system service is recommended on a yearly basis. This wall mounted and compact systems is ideal for building services and borehole disinfection applications.

All AMPRO systems offer a high degree of safety with integral hydrogen degassing and continuous force air ventilation and monitoring whilst in operation.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Low hazard chemical

  • Broad spectrum disinfectant

  • Fast acting treatment

  • Automated process

  • Reduced chemical risks

  • Low cost of ownership

  • Minimal maintenance

  • Quick & Simple to install

Product Specification

  1. for salt quality of lower specifi cation please consult with Prodose
  2. Water temperature above 35°C may reduce sodium hypochlorite concentration. Chiller may be required
  3. for water hardness greater than 20mg/l CaCo3 water softener is required
  4. Water pressure of 2 to 6 bar at inlet to water softener.

PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

An optical sensor shines a near UV wavelength light through the Sodium Hypochlorite solution. The amount of light absorbed by the Sodium Hypochlorite is proportional to the Chlorine concentration within the Sodium Hypochlorite solution.Calibration is done simply by comparison to tritation tests kits, and is generally on a 3 to 6 month schedule. Calibration is via simple to use wizard accessible on the controller display

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What is the Electrochlorination Process?

What is the Electrochlorination Process?

The electrochlorination process

What is the Electrochlorination process?

Electrochlorination is the process of applying an electrical current to salt water to produce dilute sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and hydrogen gas. The resultant sodium hypochlorite solution contains between 0.7%-1% chlorine. This low concentration is considered non-hazardous to humans yet still destroys viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms present in the water, making it safe to drink and preventing the spread of diseases. 

Unlike other chlorination methods, such as chlorine gas or commercial hypochlorite solutions, electrochlorination doesn’t generate any toxic by-products, nor does it require staff to handle hazardous chemicals, such as chlorine or sodium hypochlorite in high concentrations. The only by-product is hydrogen gas and there are processes to manage and disperse this safely.

Electrochlorination is therefore a highly effective and economical technique for disinfecting water. Unsurprisingly, it’s used all over the world, at all scales, from personal electrochlorination units carried by campers in remote locations to giant industrial plants treating potable water for an entire city. 

Electrochlorination produces sodium hypochlorite on site on an “as needed” basis. If required, electrochlorination can function as part of a responsive system that automatically generates a dosage of sodium hypochlorite depending on the existing levels of free chlorine or organic matter in the water. Here at ProDose, we install electrochlorination apparatus ranging in dosing capacity from 25 grams per hour right up to 10 kilograms per hour.

 

What’s involved in the Electrochlorination Process?

In very basic terms, electrochlorination is the electrolysis of salt water. This can be natural seawater or artificial brine produced by adding sodium chloride, or pure vacuum dried salt, to fresh water. In all brine based systems the incoming water (used to dilute the brine and dissolve the salt) is softened.This reduces calcium and magnesium salts dissolved within the water and prevents the build up of harmful scale deposits around the electrical components and within pipes. This improves the reliability of the system.

After cleaning, the filtered brine flows through a series of electrodes within an electrolytic cell. A low voltage DC current is passed through the solution. At the positive anode, chloride ions are oxidized to produce chlorine. At the negative cathode, the salt water is reduced to sodium hydroxide and hydrogen. The liberated chlorine reacts instantly with the sodium hydroxide to produce sodium hypochlorite, while the hydrogen gas is released. 

The chemical reaction is:

NaCl + H2O + ENERGY NaOCl + H2

The sodium hypochlorite solution flows onwards to a separate chamber or tank, where it is separated from the by-product, hydrogen gas.The sodium hypochlorite is typically low strength, with a moderate pH value. From here, it can be stored in the short term or immediately injected into the main water system where it goes to work, either as a continuous supply or a shock dose.

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Safe Dispersal of Hydrogen

The by-product hydrogen is highly flammable and has no smell. Therefore it should not be permitted to build up in significant quantities around the electrochlorination equipment as it could explode. Some kind of degassing system needs to be built into the process to make sure the hydrogen disperses safely. Prodose advocates the use of dual containment and force air ventilation of all hydrogen containing components within a plant room. This ultra safe method ensures that in the event of a leak of hydrogen (cracked pipe or leaking fitting) the hydrogen is immediately diluted with air to a concentration significantly below the 4% explosive threshold.

Choosing an Electrochlorination System

The ProDose team of experts has specified and installed more than 100 electrochlorination systems in the UK and worldwide. Our experience covers a variety of industries and applications, from food production to school swimming pools to drinking water treatment. We offer a range of AMPRO electrochlorinators to suit every operation, footprint, and budget, and we always include a full after-sale support package.

  • MPS Model – A simple wall mounted, lower capacity electrochlorination system, with self-cleaning electrode technology.
  • MP Models– Available in three capacities these electrochlorinators feature auto brine dilution, hydrogen degassing and force air ventilation, all in one compact wall mounted assembly. With an intelligent colour touchscreen control panel, operators can access running parameters, help screens and system diagnostics with ease.
  • MPI Models – Available in five larger capacities these floor mounted electrochlorinators are supplied fully assembled and ready for integration at site. These also feature auto brine dilution, hydrogen degassing, force air ventilation and intelligent touchscreen control panel as per the MP range.

Call us today to discuss your electrochlorination needs, whether you’re considering upgrading your existing system or installing an entirely new one.

Need help choosing the right system? Please get in touch with us at Prodose. We’d be very happy to talk to you confidentially and on a no-pressure basis.

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Chlorine Dioxide and Legionella Control

Legionella is a bacterium found in soil and water. When it occurs outdoors, it usually does so in low concentrations and doesn’t cause problems. However, when it grows inside artificial water systems, such as hot tubs, hot water tanks, swimming pools, decorative fountains, or cooling towers, it can multiply to dangerous levels and result in Legionnaires disease in humans. This is a serious form of pneumonia which can be fatal.

There are, in an average year, around 200-250 confirmed cases of Legionnaires disease in England and Wales. Approximately half these cases are the result of local contamination, while the rest can be traced to overseas travel. As it’s a major public health concern, the relevant local authorities must be notified of any Legionnaire’s disease diagnosis so the original source of infection can be investigated and eradicated.

As it’s such a serious health and safety issue, building owners and managers must stay on top of monitoring water supplies for the bacteria and administer treatments as necessary. In the UK, there are very specific health and safety regulations detailed in HSG274. Chlorine dioxide is one of the chemical treatments recommended for making water safe and protecting customers, staff, and residents from Legionnaires’ disease.

 

Why is Legionella so Dangerous?

Legionnaires disease is spread when people breathe the bacteria in via microscopic water droplets (aerosols), which then infects their lungs and/or respiratory system. It’s not passed from person to person, instead people moving through the same location are likely to become infected at the same time. 

Legionella outbreaks can occur in industrial, commercial, hospital, or even domestic settings, in fact anywhere where quantities of water are stored within the temperature range 30-42ºC. It becomes dormant at lower temperatures, but can revive as soon as the water warms up again. With the right nutrients, the Legionella population can double every 3-4 hours. It thrives in water systems where the usual flow (which disturbs colonies’ growth) is halted for a period of time, such as an office building that has been closed during a pandemic.

Cases of Legionnaires disease can be particularly dangerous in patients who are over 50, smokers, or have an underlying immunodeficiency disorder. Initial symptoms include cough and headache, but this can rapidly progress to chest pains, vomiting, and mental confusion. If left untreated, it may result in respiratory failure, septic shock, or acute kidney failure.

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How does Chlorine Dioxide Destroy Legionella?

Legionella bacteria develops inside a protective polysaccharide slime, or biofilm. This layer of microorganisms forms on surfaces that come into contact with water. At even a low concentration of 0.1 ppm, chlorine dioxide penetrates both the biofilm and the bacteria cell walls. It oxidizes the amino acids in the cytoplasm within cells, effectively destroying the bacteria and the nutrients they feed off. Chlorine Dioxide works rapidly and is effective over a wide temperature and pH range.

How is Chlorine Dioxide added to the Water System?

Chlorine dioxide is a volatile gas, which is difficult and potentially dangerous to store. Therefore it’s usually generated on site, as needed, in a stable solution form that is much safer to handle. Chlorine dioxide solution can be derived in a number of different ways, one of the most common is the controlled reaction of low strengths solutions of sodium chlorite NaClO2 and hydrochloric acid. The resultant chemical reaction forms chlorine dioxide (ClO2) and salt and water. As this solution is fresh, precise doses can then be injected into the water system as and where required, so the biocidal action can begin.

The team at ProDose has many years of experience with Legionella prevention and eradication. We can advise you on your level of compliance with the current Approved Code of Practice L8 for control of Legionella bacteria in water systems. We also have a great deal of expertise in designing and maintaining safe water treatment strategies for a variety of buildings, including offices, universities, hospitals, factories, schools, and sports stadiums. We can help you upgrade your existing system or provide you with the latest state-of-the-art equipment. The first step is to give us a call and set up a consultation.

If you are interested in upgrading your existing system or are looking for state-of-the-art equipment, please get in touch with us at Prodose. We’d be very happy to talk to you confidentially and on a no-pressure basis.

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