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    Storing liquid chlorine?

    Well I have just bought 20l of 16% chlorine. To start bbb once a dosing pump arrives. How do I store it? I was just going to keep it in the drum in a kinda shady place. Are plastic drums also fine? Like a clear beer fermenter?

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    Re: Storing liquid chlorine?

    The vessel it came in will be fine to store it in. A good shady place is ok but it would be better if it were a cool place as well. 16% will degrade fairly quickly.
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    Re: Storing liquid chlorine?

    Chem geek shared this link with me. Look at the chart at the bottom of the page.
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    Re: Storing liquid chlorine?

    It's comes in black drums but 5g drums ate $30 each. If I take my Own cotainer it's $4 per gal.

    I could put it in a stainless beer keg.

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    Re: Storing liquid chlorine?

    Don't store sodium hypochlorite in a metal container.

    This site has a calculator:

    To view the rate of decomposition of Sodium Hypochlorite and the formation of Oxygen and Chlorate at varying strengths and temperature, select a starting weight percent and temperature: ... ecomp.aspx ... tware.aspx
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