Bridging the GAPs: Approaches to Treating Water On Farms

Figure 2 - Picture shows the tablet chlorinator being used to treat water just prior to being delivered to the irrigation system. (Photo Credit: Faith Critzer Washington State University)

A small amount of water is diverted to the system, creating a concentrated dose of hypochlorous acid and it is reintroduced to the flow on the intake side of the pump. Configurations with pumps are also available, which allows treated water to be reinjected into the higher pressure side of the system.

Figure 3 - Calcium hypochlorite tablet chlorinator see-through view. Water flows from the inlet side, contacts the tablets and creates a concentrated solution of chlorinated water before going back into the irrigation water stream (Faith Critzer, Washington State University)

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