I was thinking about this earlier, as I bought another 4 gallons of bleack and realized my recycling bins are totally full.
Say a pool is a semi batch reactor, and you have some reactions
C(t) = Chlorine impulse
ra = - kb*A^n*C^m - Algae destruction by chlorine
ra = +ka*A^p - Algae growth
rc = -kc*C^o - Chlorine Degredation
So, If I'm trying to eliminate algae, I could say that
dA/dt = + ka*A^p -kb*A^n*C^m
dC/dt = C(t)-kc*C^o
Does anyone know if these are 0, 1st, or 2nd order reactions?
Either way, it would be interesting to see if your total chlorine usage (Integral of C(t) untill the pool is clear) is lower when you add all 25 gallons of bleach at one time, or if you add say 4 gallons per day during your shock treatment.
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