WHAT IS CLO₂ ANYWAY?
Chlorine Dioxide is a chemical compound with the formula ClO₂, one Chlorine and two Oxygens. It has a yellow-green colour as a gas and it does not hydrolyse in water hence it acts as dissolved gas in water. Unlike Chlorine which is chlorinating, Chlorine Dioxide is oxidising.
Chlorine Dioxide was discovered over 100 hundred years ago. Since then it has been widely used as a safe and strong oxidising agent for treatment of drinking water. More recent developments have extended its application into food processing, disinfection of premises and vehicles, mold eradication, air disinfection and odor control, treatment of swimming pools, dental applications, and wound cleansing.