Experimental figures on photo-electric chlorination in queensland

Khouzam, Kamel Y. (2005) Experimental figures on photo-electric chlorination in queensland. In Goswami, Yoggi (Ed.) International Solar Energy Society 2005, August 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA.


Chlorine is used in swimming and spa pools to control algae, kill bacteria and to oxidise organic matters. In this project, photovoltaic (PV) power was applied to an electrolysis cell to produce liquid chlorine using brine of sodium chloride. Tests were done to investigate the effect of voltage, current, salt level, water flow rate, and duration of chlorination. Seven systems were installed in selected public and private swimming pools. Results indicated that the variation in solar radiation matches well the need for chlorine production during the day. Proper sizing of the PV array and the electrolytic cell would provide excellent matching performance between solar radiation and chlorine load with little or no backup required. Using PV for salt-water chlorination is an effective way to semi-automate the input of chlorine into the swimming pool. If adopted, PV-based chlorinators promise a cheaper and cleaner alternative to mains power.

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ID Code: 7061
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please contact the author: k.khouzam@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Photovoltaic Chlorinator, Electrolysis, Swimming Pool, Water Treatment, Electrodes, Chlorination
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > CLASSICAL PHYSICS (020300) > Classical Physics not elsewhere classified (020399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > OTHER ENGINEERING (099900) > Engineering Instrumentation (099902)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Electrochemistry (030604)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:15

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