What is Sodium Hypochlorite?

Sodium hypochlorite is a disinfectant chemical with multiple uses. The most popular uses of this chemical are for household bleach, and it is often used in the public health industry. Sodium hypochlorite is also known as antiformin, bleach, and chloride of soda. Sodium hypochlorite comes in both anhydrous and pentahydrate forms. The anhydrous sodium hypochlorite form is highly unstable and has the potential to decompose in an explosion. The pentahydrate form is far less dangerous but stills reacts with carbon dioxide to form sodium carbonate and with metals such as zinc to create a hydroxide. Sodium hypochlorite is often used in the process of making household bleach and is one of the most popular bleaches in the market.


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Sodium Hypochlorite Uses

One of the main uses of Sodium hypochlorite is for household disinfectants, specifically bleach. The solutions contain about 3-8% of sodium hypochlorite. These bleaches can be used for the removal of mold stains or teeth that has been stained by fluorosis. They also remove a variety of stains in dinnerware, especially stains caused by coffee or tea. Its disinfecting and cleaning properties is what makes it a common go-to item for surface cleaning.

Sodium hypochlorite is also used in public health facilities as a disinfectant. It works to react with any organic matter it comes in contact with to become water soluble. This is how facilities are able to neutralize any infectious body fluids such as blood as saliva and it also aids in suppressing any pungent odor that might come from these fluids.


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Is Sodium Hypochlorite Safe?

Consuming sodium hypochlorite is unsafe. The consumption of sodium can cause vomiting and corrosive injury to the gastrointestinal tract. Household bleaches that contain sodium hypochlorite usually cause esophageal irritation but have the slight potential to cause serious injury such as perforation. According to sodium hypochlorite’s MSDS using sodium hypochlorite as an industrial product is generally safe because it can be used for wastewater treatment and industrial cooling water. Proper storage and disposal of sodium hypochlorite needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.

How is Sodium Hypochlorite Made?

In factories, sodium hypochlorite is made by diluting the sodium hypochlorite solution with water to create a new 25% solution. Since heat is created when the water dilutes the solution, it is cooled before its reaction. Chlorine and the new caustic soda solution soon reacts, which results in the formation of sodium hypochlorite.


Where to Buy Sodium Hypochlorite in Bulk?

You may be able to find Sodium hypochlorite in small quantities in your area. However, if you want to buy large quantities of sodium hypochlorite, it is preferable to import directly through the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the chemical in small quantities locally. If you require bulk quantities of this chemical, you can buy Sodium hypochlorite on our website.


What Countries Manufacture Sodium Hypochlorite in Bulk?

The main producers of sodium hypochlorite are China and India. Consumption of sodium hypochlorite has increased dramatically across the world, especially in developing countries.

How is Sodium Hypochlorite Exported?

Sodium hypochlorite is shipped in:

  • A 30 kg drum
  • 1200 kg IBC Tank  

Sodium hypochlorite in IBC tanks


What is the Latest Sodium Hypochlorite Price?

As sodium hypochlorite is a commodity product, the price usually changes depending on the price of raw materials, logistics and other related industrial inputs such as labor and taxes. In order to get the latest price of sodium hypochlorite, please contact us and we will provide a quotation right up to your country.


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