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Removing Chlorine from water

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Rick13, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

  2. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,152

    Sodium Sulfite will remove 100% of chlorine. We used it to dechlorinate potable water prior to discharge into the environment. I do not however know what affects it would have on compost tea.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  3. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 870

    Use Sodium Thiosulfate, 5-Hydrate in Crystal form

    Got it from J.T. Baker INC. Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 (908) 859-2151
    Item # 3946-01

    Does your water ever contain Chloramines? (Ammonia+Chlorine)

    This product is safe for the water and (Aquarium fish)
  4. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 870

    Since Chlorine in water becomes gasous, let the water sit out (best with an airstone for circulation). The Chlorine (unless there is Chloramine instead, which has a stronger bond) will just release itself say, within 24-48 hrs or less.

    Case in point - Ever have that chlorine smell come out of the tap fIrst thing in the morning? That was the gas that was formed.


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