Sodium Hypochlorite Material Balance (Metric)

This tool can be used to determine the raw materials required to produce a given strength of bleach. Two entries are given for the production process, “Typical Production Process” and “High Efficiency Production Process”, so that a comparison can be made to determine the dollar savings realized by utilizing a process with higher reaction efficiencies. In a bleach production process, higher reaction efficiencies produce lower chlorate formation which results in raw material savings. A typical Powell continuous bleach process will produce less than 1 gram per liter sodium chlorate. Powell’s experience has shown that sodium chlorate levels in “typical” processes range from 5-8 grams per liter.

Directions

To determine the raw materials required to produce a given strength of bleach, enter values for each of the orange boxes in the top left. Then select a strong caustic strength (32 or 50 wt%). The raw materials required to produce a given strength of bleach are calculated and displayed on the right each time a value is changed.

Turn the dials of the Purchase Price of Caustic, Purchase Price of Chlorine, and Gallons of Sodium Hypochlorite Sold Per Year by holding down your left mouse button as you move the mouse upward to increase the values and downward to decrease the values.

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