Electrochlorination (EC) is the process of producing sodium hypochlorite on site using salt water and electricity. Through electrolysis, the process of EC employs a direct current electrical supply which provides the energy to discharge the ions from the electrolyte (salt solution). The electrochemical reaction results in free chlorine being generated at the anode, while hydrogen and sodium hydroxides are released at the cathode. The chlorine and sodium hydroxide react with each other further to form sodium hypochlorite, an oxidant-disinfectant.

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