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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/31/2005 7:46:41 PM EDT
I was thinking that if a small amount of chlorine or bromine can cholorinate a huge public swimming pool then would it be possible to chlorinate an entire city full of water? Just wondering if anyone has considered this and if it could work.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:57:31 PM EDT
Not really. There is particulate matter that needs to be filtered out first, then the water can be purified and treated. Furthermore, chlorine isn't going to do anything about the chemicals in the water that shouldn't be there (petroleum distillates, solvents, fertilizers and other stuff that's probably not good for you).
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:05:41 PM EDT
Environmentals would cry that it would endager the yellow spotted crab lice... if it would work.

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:06:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Not really. There is particulate matter that needs to be filtered out first, then the water can be purified and treated. Furthermore, chlorine isn't going to do anything about the chemicals in the water that shouldn't be there (petroleum distillates, solvents, fertilizers and other stuff that's probably not good for you).



Yep unless you get rid of the organic matter (shit, dead bodies human and animal, ect.) even if you had enough chlorine and a way to deliver it (which we don’t) to kill the bacteria present now chlorine dissipates rapidly in open water and in 24 hours you got the same problems as before.

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:11:20 PM EDT
They still would be peeing in the pool. Besides think how pissed the democrat's voting base would be if they accidentally bleached out all the recently looted (stolen) clothes in the city.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:18:46 PM EDT
The mind boggles at how to get the appropriate parts per million of chlorine (calcium hypochlorite?) to make that water at least not having creepy crawlies in it.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:21:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kk7sm:
The mind boggles at how to get the appropriate parts per million of chlorine (calcium hypochlorite?) to make that water at least not having creepy crawlies in it.



How would deliver it and mix it in if you had that much on hand.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:50:16 PM EDT
Please don't do it while the looters are still swimming.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:51:52 PM EDT
yeah know if you boiled or vaporized the water somehow.........
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:53:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
yeah know if you boiled or vaporized the water somehow.........



Nuke from orbit?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:55:45 PM EDT
God only knows how much Cl2 would be required to reach a residual of 2.0 mg/L in that shithole.

Drop a couple of chlorine tankers into the mess.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:40:34 PM EDT
It would be much more cost effective (And appropriate) to bleach the gene pool.
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