A 3000 ppm Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS) is a concentrated aqueous solution containing 0.3% of chlorine dioxide gas.
This concentration means that there are 3000 parts of chlorine dioxide per million parts of the solution. It’s important to note that this solution does not contain sodium chlorite (NaClO2) and typically has a neutral pH.
In practical terms, 10ml of this solution is often diluted with 1 liter of water to obtain a 0.003% solution (30 ppm), which is used in various applications.
The solution is known for its effectiveness as a disinfectant, capable of eliminating bacteria, fungi, viruses, and small parasites across a wide pH range.
It has been used for many years to disinfect drinking water and in various industrial applications.
Creating this solution involves mixing sodium chlorite with an acid (such as citric acid or hydrochloric acid) and allowing the chlorine dioxide gas to diffuse into water.
Safety precautions are vital when preparing and handling this chemical, and it should be stored properly to maintain its efficacy.