Water Treatment Instructions

History of treating water with sodium chlorite

Chlorine dioxide was first used in municipal drinking water treatment in 1944 to control taste and odor at the Niagara Falls water treatment plant. Today, there is increased interest in chlorine dioxide as an oxidant and disinfectant for drinking water. Recently, this interest has been stimulated by the publication of the final Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule1 (DBPR) as part of the EPA's National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

Read full case study by OxyChem here: Sodium Chlorite Treatment of Drinking Water with Chlorine Dioxide