Is concentrated bleach the same as regular bleach?
Concentrated bleach is an 8.25 percent solution of sodium hypochlorite, up from the “regular bleach” concentration of 5.25 percent. The bottom line for consumers is that they will need to add about 1/3 less bleach to water than they used before for laundry and household disinfection.
Regular Clorox bleach is NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved. Clorox has evolved over the years from 5.25% to 6% and most recently 8.25%. When purchasing Clorox bleach it is very important to only purchase “Regular Clorox.”
- The Water Quality Association (WQA) is an Illinois-based trade association representing the residential, commercial, industrial, and small community water treatment industry in the United States.
- WQA certification is a voluntary credentialing process. To achieve any WQA-certified designation, the candidate must pass a comprehensive exam and agree to abide by the WQA Code of Ethics for the Water Quality Improvement Industry.
- A Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant or System Operator will usually earn an average compensation somewhere between 32000 to 48000 based on tenure level. Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators usually get average salaries of Forty Two Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per annum.
The active ingredient in household bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which is derived from salt. In fact, Clorox is headquartered in Oakland, California because we started making bleach here by running electricity through salt water from San Francisco Bay! So household bleach begins and ends as salt and water.
- Our Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster has hydrogen peroxide as its active ingredient and is in the class of oxygen, color-safe (or non-chlorine) bleach. Compare this to our Clorox® Regular-Bleach2 with CLOROMAX®, which uses sodium hypochlorite as it's active ingredient and is in the class of chlorine bleach.
- Thus, sodium hypochlorite is neither an acid or a base. Chlorine bleach is strongly basic. We actually make it by dissolving chlorine gas in a concentrated solution of sodium hydroxide, which forms sodium hypochlorite and sodium chloride, in the following equilibrium.
- Generally, the best cleaning, stain/soil removal and whitening is accomplished with the strongest bleach, which would be Clorox® Regular-Bleach. It also is the only disinfecting bleach and can be used around the house to clean and disinfect a wide variety of surfaces and problems.
Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite. Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is typically either 5.25 percent (“regular strength”) or 6 percent sodium hypochlorite (“ultra strength”).
- Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite. Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is typically either 5.25 percent (“regular strength”) or 6 percent sodium hypochlorite (“ultra strength”).
- In 2000, Clorox increased the standard 5.25% concentration of sodium hypochlorite to 6% in their product “Ultra Clorox.” They also added sodium hydroxide. The new “Concentrated” bleach is an additional increase in concentration above the 6% sodium hypochlorite to 8.25%.
- Pool Chlorine Strength Compared to Household Bleach. Pool chlorine and household bleach both contain hypochlorite ion, which is the chemical agent responsible for their “bleaching” action. Pool chlorine, however, is substantially stronger than household bleach.
Updated: 4th October 2019