Chlorinated lime, calcium hypochlorite

Chlorinated lime, calcium hypochlorite
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Chlorinated lime, calcium hypochlorite 20 kg - a chemical compound belonging to the group of inorganic salts, precisely called the calcium salt of hypochlorous acid (Ca(ClO)2). Colloquially, the chemical name is often replaced by the synonym chlorinated lime. A white, strongly hygroscopic substance with a characteristic smell of chlorine. Strong oxidizing properties have become the reason for the widespread use of calcium hypochlorite as a disinfectant and bleaching agent.

Calcium hypochlorite, colloquially and commonly referred to as chlorinated lime, is in fact an inorganic salt of hypochlorous acid (Ca(ClO)2). It is in the form of a strongly hygroscopic white powder. Like related compounds from the hypochlorite group, it is a strong oxidant. During transport and storage, moisture, exposure to high temperatures, contact with combustible substances and other organic compounds must be strictly avoided. In extreme cases, contact with organic substances may lead to self-ignition of the mixture. When wet, it emits chlorine gas, which is dangerous to human and animal health and life. The product may self-degrade during storage, spontaneously emitting chlorine gas to the environment.

Calcium hypochlorite has strong biocidal properties, which on the one hand make it an ideal component of disinfecting solutions, on the other hand, it is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Under no circumstances should it be allowed to be released into the environment.

It is used to prepare disinfecting solutions that fight algae, bacteria and fungi. It is used in substances intended for the disinfection of drinking and process water, equipment, tools, containers and dishes in the food and feed industry and the HoReCa industry, used to protect water or other working fluids in cooling and water processing systems. It fights pests harmful in these technologies, such as microorganisms, algae, mussels and others.

Attention! Calcium hypochlorite is a dangerous substance. Even in solid form, it can be irritating to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. When using caustic soda or its aqueous solutions, use appropriate personal protective equipment.

Hazard Statement :

  • H272 - May intensify fire; oxidant
  • H302 - Harmful if swallowed
  • H314 - Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
  • H400 - Very toxic to aquatic organisms

Additional hazard statements:

  • EUH 031 - Contact with acids liberates toxic gas
  • EUH 206 - Attention! Do not use together with other products. May release dangerous gases (chlorine)

Precautionary statements:

  • P220 Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials.
  • P273 - Avoid release to the environment
  • P280 – Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
  • P301+P312 - IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
  • P305+P351+P338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing
  • P391 - Collect spillage.
  • P403+P233 - Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
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