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PreparingaGivenConcentrationofSodiumHypochloritefromaBleachSolution

Steps:
Thistablecalculatestheamountofbleachsolution(%)thatshouldbedilutedwithwatertogetadesiredconcentration(ppm)ofsodiumhypochlorite. Tousethistablesimplyenter: 1.VolumeofsolutionrequiredinLitres(1Litre=1000mL) 2.Desiredconcentrationofsodiumhypochloriteinpartspermillion(PPM) 3.Concentrationofbleachsolutioninpercent 4.Press"enter"

Precautions
Alwaysfollowsafetyprecautionsandthemanufacturersdirectionswhenworkingwithconcentratedsolutionsofbleach(sodiumhypochlorite). Toavoidinjury,useappropriatepersonalprotectiveequipmentduringhandling(readthelabelandrefertothematerialsafetydatasheet). Chlorinebleachsolutionmightdamagesomesurfaces(e.g.,metals,someplastics)soitisadvisabletocheckwiththemanufacturerbeforeusing. Forchlorinebleachsolutiontobeeffectiveacertainamountofcontacttimewiththesurfaceisneeded.Contacttimevariesaccordingtowhatisbeingdisinfected. Alwaysaddthebleachtowater,notwatertothebleach. Nevermixammoniaproductswithbleachorbleachcontainingproducts.Thispracticeproduceschlorinegasaverytoxicgasthatcancauseseverebreathingproblems,chokingandpotentiallydeath. Tobemoreeffectiveprecleanthesurfacefirstbeforeusingthechlorinebleachsolution. Abottleofbleachhasashelflifesocheckthebottleforanexpirydateorwiththemanufacturerfortheshelflifeoftheproduct. Donotpremixthewaterandbleachsolution,asitlosespotencyovertime.

Enterdesired information
Volumeofsolutionrequired(L) (1Litre=1000mL) Desiredconcentrationof sodiumhypochlorite(PPM)

10LEquals

10.00 1,000

2.6 Gallons(US)

2.22 Gallons(Imperial)

10,000 mL

40 Metriccups

Concentrationofbleachsolution(%)

5.25

Inthecellsbelowisthevolumeofbleachsolution,at5.25%concentration,thatshouldbeaddedto9809.523mlor9.809Lofwatertoequalatotalvolumeof 10000mlor10L(1:52dilutionofbleachtowaterratio)
mL L Gallons(US) Gallons(Imperial) Grams Kilograms Fluidoz. Teaspoon Tablespoon Metriccup

190.477 0.19 0.05 0.04 190.477 0.19 6.44 381/8 126/8 6/8

Useagraduatedpipet/cylinder

Toosmalltoaccuratelymeasure;useanotherunitofmeasurement Toosmalltoaccuratelymeasure;useanotherunitofmeasurement Useanaccurateweighscale

Unittoolarge large,considerusinganotherunitofmeasurement

Thecalculationperformedaboveisbasedonthefollowingequation: C1xV1=C2xV2 Where: C1istheinitialconcentrationofthebleach(sodiumhypochlorite)solution. V1isthevolumeofbleachtobedilutedwithwater.Thisiswhatyouaretryingto calculate. C2istheconcentrationofthedilutedbleachsolutionyouarepreparing. V2isthevolumeofbleachsolutionyouarepreparing.

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