Chlorine Concentration Adjustment Calculator for Water Disinfection Using Household Bleach Solution

Common household bleach solution is typically 5.25% by weight sodium hypochlorite. That translates to 5% by weight available chlorine content. It's density is 1.097 gm/ml. All these information is used to make this calculator. This calculator can be used to adjust the chlorine concentration of water to disinfect it for drinking and also for other applications. Typical levels of free chlorine (or residual chlorine) in drinking water are 0.2 - 2.0 mg/L though levels can be as high as 5 mg/L. Chlorine that is added to water is consumed first to become combined chlorine before it can emerge as free chlorine. Total chlorine is the sum of free chlorine and combined chlorine. There are test kits out there that test for free chlorine and total chlorine levels. Your initial chlorine addition may not give the free chlorine level that you expect because some or all of the initial chlorine added may be consumed to become combined chlorine. Please check literature on the internet that talk about water chlorination. For this application, concentration in ppm (parts per million) and mg/L can be used interchangeably.

 
Values to be Entered Values to be Calculated
Volume of Batch to be Adjusted Initial Residual Chlorine Concentration Final Residual Chlorine Concentration Weight of Household Bleach Solution to Use Volume of Household Bleach Solution to Use
mg/L mg/L
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