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Hi All,

I'm interested what folks on this forum think of the findings of this article from Aqua magazine.  It's general premise is that super-chlorinating to release chloramines only addresses inorganic chloramines and will leave behind any organic.

Article on Break-point Chlorination

If I read and understood correctly, even MPS will not address organic chloramines and the only way to get rid of them is by 'draining and dilution'.  Although the article does also mention that MPS might have advantages over chlorine in releasing less 'disinfection byproducts' (DPB's).

I've noticed a number of posters who super-chlorinate (and/or use MPS for that matter) but still have some undesirable combined chlorine readings.  I have a minor issue with this, but it's not been enough to worry too much about.  I haven't read in any of the responses a reference to possible organic chloramines being part of the issue that, if this article is accurate, you cannot get rid of.

I only stumbled across this article in the course of researching the break-point process and I have no concept of its accuracy.  It seems well balanced in it's approach, even pointing out that DuPont has a vested interest in pushing MPS.  I'm not trying to spread fake news, that is why I'm interested in the opinions of those contributors here who have helped me get my hot tub water chemistry in very good shape.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Rob

 

Edited by rmcderm313
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