It is widely used disinfectant or a bleaching agent. It is designed to inactivate or destroy microorganisms on inert surfaces. It does not necessarily kill all microorganisms, especially resistant bacterial spores; that can be effectively used for water purification.
Benefits of SODIUM HYPOCHLORIDE:-
1- It is kill more germs than sanitizers. They are frequently used in hospitals, dental surgeries, kitchens, and bathrooms to kill infectious organisms.
• The most cost-effective home disinfectant is chlorine bleach. which is effective against most common pathogens, including disinfectant-resistant organisms such as tuberculosis, fungi.
• bleaches have broad spectrum bactericidal properties, making them useful for disinfecting and sterilizing and are used in swimming pool sanitation to control bacteria, viruses, and algae and in many places where sterile conditions are required.
2. Disinfection :-
Disinfectants work by destroying the cell wall of microbes or interfering with their metabolism. It has disinfectant action against some parasitic organisms.
3. water treatment :-
• Sodium hypo chloride is applied in swimming pools for water disinfection and oxidation. It has the advantage that microorganisms cannot build up any resistance to it. Sodium hypochlorite is effective against Legionella bacteria and bio film, in which Legionella bacteria can multiply.
• It have been used to treat dilute cyanide waste water, such as electroplating wastes. In batch treatment operations, sodium hypochloride has been used to treat more concentrated cyanide wastes, such as silver cyanide plating solutions.