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Purate - High Efficiency
Purate ClO2 chemistry highlights the reduction of sodium chlorate with hydrogen peroxide under acidic conditions to produce chlorine dioxide (ClO2). It’s made easy with our pre-blended Purate solution.
Competitors - Low Efficiency
Some chlorite-based generators can achieve 95% efficiency when properly calibrated. However, three-chemical generators (sodium chlorite + hypochlorite + HCl) quickly lose performance and require frequent adjustments and calibrations. As a result, they typically operate with lower efficiency.
One particular chlorite technology (sodium chlorite + HCl) can operate with high efficiency but with a low yield. Inherent in the chemistry is the need to use 5 molecules of sodium chlorite to produce 4 molecules of ClO2, making 80% the maximum possible yield. Because of low yields, this technology is economically limited to small accounts, typically less than 1 kg/hr.