Algae Build Up
Problems inherent to Flat Plate Cell
The control of bio-fouling and sanitizing water systems by chlorination has been proven to be the most effective method for water treatment. Hypochlorination from salty water provides an effective method of water treatment that is safe for personnel and the environment.
The generation of sodium hypochlorite (bleach) from on-site hypochlorite generators is the safe alternative to chlorine gas chlorination systems as the chlorine generated in the generator is locked up as sodium hypochlorite at concentrations below the threshold of hazardous materials (1%) mandated by the EPA.
Algae build up within seawater piping systems is caused by small pieces of vegetable matter lodging in pipe joints or cracks, or those areas where the flow is so low that any sticky material can cling to the walls of the pipes. Algae is also very susceptible to chlorine attack when it lodges in cracks or sticks to a surface. Therefore, low chlorine dosing can be very effective.