Bromine tablets are made from 1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (Often abbreviated as BCDMH). As a disinfectant, bromine tablets are widely used to sanitise spa baths, hot tubs and indoor swimming pools.More details about bromine tablet is described below.
Bromine tablet features
Bromine tablets slowly dissolve in water to provide active bromine sanitiser in the form of hypobromous acid. Also there is a chlorine content in the most commonly available tablets made from 1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (BCDMH). This regenerates the hypbromous acid from bromine residues.
More information about bromine tablet features please see also:Bromine tablets (BCDMH).
Advantages of bromine tablet
Bromamines are much less likely to irritate. Because of this bromine tablets are often more suitable for use in the higher temperatures of spa baths.
Bromine’s activity in water is short, because it does not bind strongly. The advantage is that the residual concentration is low and no separate substances are required to remove bromine. They do not contain calcium, bromine tablets can be used to sanitise hard water without increasing the calcium hardness.
When shocked with an Oxygen Shock, the bromide ions are reactivated as the bromamines are destroyed.
As they are in a tablet form, BCDMH is suitable for semiautomatic dispensing using an erosion feeder or brominator.
Bromine tablets have little effect on pH
Disadvantages of bromine tablet
Bromine is only a weak oxidising agent, not capable of destroying amine contamination in a pool or spa. Because of this a regular separate shock treatment is necessary .
Bromine tablets cannot be stabilised in the same manner as chlorine. This makes bromine sanitised water very susceptible to degradation by ultraviolet light.
Roughly twice the quantity of bromine is needed to achieve similar sanitising levels to chlorine.
A very few people are susceptible to skin irritaion which may be associated with sanitising with 1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin(BCDMH). This may be attributable to dibromamine or tribromamine formation, indicating insufficient attention to shock treatment
“Bromine” is a little more expensive than “chlorine” generally.
Bromine tablet supplier
Qingdao Kingnod Group Co.,Ltd. is a China bromine tablet supplier. It has been producing and exporting bromine tablets for many years. Its product is synthesized by a special technical process, by attaching bromine and chlorine on an organic substrate directly. It has better activity, higher stability, lower cost and more safe.
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