Because of its strong oxidizing properties, chlorine is an excellent biocide used to treat potable waters, municipal wastes, and swimming pools. When used to treat potable water, chlorine helps alleviate the adverse effects of iron, manganese, ammonia, and sulfide. The Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level for chlorine is 4 mg/L in drinking water.
The DPD Method
References: USEPA Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes, Method 330.5 (1983). APHA Standard Methods, 23rd ed,., Method 4500-Cl G - 2000.
The DPD method is also applicable to the direct determination of hypochlorite concentrations in various cleaning preparations and disinfectants prior to their dilution. DPD reacts with hypochlorite ions to form a pink color. Results are expressed as percent (%) NaOCl.
Range: 0-1.55% as NaOCl
Method: DPD (hypochlorite)
Kit comes in a plastic case and contains everything needed to perform 30 tests (except distilled water): Refill, Comparator, 25 mL sample cup, Sample Prep Cup, 3.0mL syringe, 200uL MiniPet®, and instructions.