Pool Plant Courses - Blog
Posted by poolplantcourses.org on Saturday, December 17, 2011
Oxidation is a process that has a disinfecting effect on swimming pool water pollution. It's basically a reaction between the oxidiser (the chlorine for example) and the pollution. The oxidiser will take electrons from the pollutant substances in the water, which breaks down and kills them. It's a very similar process to combustion (burning) and rusting. You can also observe the process if you peel an apple and see brown areas start to appear after a while (if you don't eat it, that is). What's happening is that the cells of the apple are being exposed to oxygen particles in the air and are being broken down (oxidised). The brownish parts are the result of the oxidation process. In the pool, the chloramines (combined chlorine) are the result of the oxidation process and will need to be removed via a combination of dilution with fresh water, coagulation and filtration.
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