KVLab™ NatriChlor™ Chlorine Dioxide Kit with HCL - Part A & Part B

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KVLab™ NatriChlor™ Chlorine Dioxide Kit with HCL - Part A & Part B (4 fl oz each)

Chlorine Dioxide is the product of lowering the pH of a sodium chlorite solution with an approved acid. It exists as a greenish gas at average temperatures. The concentrated gas formed in the mixed solution gives it an amber aspect. Chlorine Dioxide is a small, volatile molecule that reacts with other substances through oxidation.

Depending on the use and how it is formed, it is an FDA and EPA-approved pesticide that can be used in food service, municipal water, mold treatment, odor treatment, medical use, mouthwashes, toothpaste, eye care, and in personal water treatment products, among other applications. It is considered to be a more "Earth-Friendly" alternative to many chlorine applications.

**PLEASE TAKE NOTE: PRODUCTS MAY LEAK SLIGHTLY DURING TRANSIT DUE TO PRESSURE CHANGES, WEATHER CHANGES, ETC. We do our best to double-bag the products prior to shipment to help avoid potential leakage elsewhere.**

Chlorine Dioxide: What it Is and How it Works
Chlorine Dioxide is produced from dropping the pH of a solution made from Sodium Chlorite and Distilled water. Typical inert ingredients in the raw material are Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Carbonate, and Sodium Chloride (salt). There may be traces of Sodium Hydroxide and Sodium Chlorate left over from the raw material manufacturing process. Industrial Grades for non-EPA-approved uses may contain traces of lead, mercury, and arsenic.

The term 28% Sodium Chlorite used by many people is a misnomer. It includes the inert salts and the actual sodium chlorite when one uses an 80% raw material. This can vary if one is using a different raw material. For instance, if one uses a 90% Sodium Chlorite as a substrate, the 28% figure would produce a different result.

Sodium Chlorite is not a natural product, although some websites would like you to believe it is. It is a synthetic chemical not found in nature. Sodium Chlorite itself has no real viable uses. It is manufactured solely as a precursor to the generation of Chlorine Dioxide. (CLO2). It is most often manufactured by what is known as the Hooker R2 Process.

Toxic Sodium Chlorate is mixed with Sodium Chloride. Sulfuric acid is added to this, and chlorine dioxide, as well as chlorine gas is formed. The gases are separated by absorbing the soluble chlorine dioxide in chilled water towers. Sodium Hydroxide is used. Hydrogen peroxide is used to form the Sodium Chlorite and remove Sodium Chlorate. An article has been circulating for years on eHow and Yahoo answers about making sodium chlorite from a brine solution through electrolysis that can be done at home.  This actually produces toxic sodium chlorate and should not be attempted. There is no simple method to produce Sodium Chlorite at home.

Anhydrous Sodium Chlorite and Sodium Chlorite Solution can be safely shipped as opposed to Chlorine Dioxide Gas which can not be shipped safely or economically. Once on site, the Sodium Chlorite is put into a solution. This solution has a high pH, usually 12 +. An acid is added to lower the pH and Chlorine Dioxide is produced.

Chlorine Dioxide vs Chlorine: What is the difference?
This question is the issue's real focus, and the answer is pretty simple. While both kill pathogens, Chlorine Dioxide does it differently and more efficiently without creating toxic by-products. Chlorine Dioxide kills by oxidation, whereas Chlorine kills by substitution (in this case called chlorination).

Chlorine Dioxide has a lower oxidation strength than Chlorine but more than twice the oxidative capacity. Reduction/Oxidation Strength or "Redox" is a measure of how strongly an oxidizer reacts with organic material: the higher the redox potential, the more substances the oxidizer will react to. Chlorine Dioxide has a lower redox potential than ozone, Chlorine, or hypochlorous acid. Because of this lower redox potential, Chlorine Dioxide is more selective in what it reacts to. Typically, Chlorine Dioxide will only react with compounds that have active carbon bonds, sulfides, cyanides, and compounds with reduced iron or manganese. Chlorine has a higher “Redox” and will react with a broader range of combinations, including ammonia. Because of this difference, Chlorine Dioxide does not create toxins by-products like Chlorine; This is why Chlorine is limited as a biocide in its overall effectiveness as opposed to Chlorine Dioxide.
The higher oxidation capacity means Chlorine Dioxide will remove 5 electrons from the target, whereas Chlorine can only remove two. Chlorine will bind to a pathogen and other chemicals and compounds that may be present. Chlorine Dioxide being more selective, will not bind with other compounds. Because of this capacity, Chlorine Dioxide is more efficient than Chlorine, Ozone, or Hypochlorous Acid when used as a disinfectant. After the reaction is complete, Chlorine Dioxide reverts to chloride (salt). Chlorine forms Tri-halomathanes from reactions to ammonia, plus other by-products from other chemicals and compounds that may be present.


Part A: Sodium Chlorite Solution
25% Sodium Chlorite (NaClO2)
6% Inert Salts
69% Distilled Water (‎H2O)

Part B: Hydrochloric Acid Solution 
4% Hydrochloric Acid  (HCl)
96% Distilled Water (H2O)

Suggested Use

Chlorine Dioxide can replace various cleaning products currently found in most households. Chlorine-based products can create other toxic by-products, and many anti-bacterial products can produce germs that are more resistant to drugs. Detergents can contain chemicals and toxins that people may be sensitive to. Chlorine Dioxide is a sensible alternative to cleaning with many of these products.  

More information on the characteristics and applications of Chlorine Dioxide are readily available on the Internet. Companies such as DuPont, Lenntech, and Oxychem specialize in Chlorine Dioxide products and applications for drinking water, use as a sterilizer and disinfectant, food and agriculture, removal of biohazards, and more.

KV Labs standard 4 oz CD-Kit will contain about 2400 drops. A drop is usually between 1/20th and 1/25th of a milliliter.

Using the activators and stoichiometric ratios for our CD-Kits, three drops of each Part A and Part B activated for 30 seconds will usually produce between 25 and 35 ppm of Chlorine Dioxide in 4 oz (120ml) of distilled water.

There will always be variables to consider, so this is to be used as a general guide.

Most applications will require activation. Gather a container made from glass, HDPE plastic, or PET plastic. Initiate the activation process by adding drops of sodium chlorite solution (Part-A) to the bottom of the small glass or plastic container. Add equal amounts of the activator solution (Part-B), and make sure the two parts mix. As activation occurs, the resulting solution will turn from pale yellow to a darker amber. Activation time is three (3) minutes. Most of the surface applications use a 15 ppm mild solution. An 8 or 16 oz plastic spray bottle will work great for most applications.

**PLEASE TAKE NOTE: PRODUCTS MAY LEAK SLIGHTLY DURING TRANSIT DUE TO PRESSURE CHANGES, WEATHER CHANGES, ETC. We do our best to double-bag the products prior to shipment to help avoid potential leakage elsewhere.**

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.