Salt Water Disinfection as an Alternative Pool Sanitation

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Arnold, Lucas F.
Corbett Hains, Hamish R.
Snider, Derek C.
Ziter, Brett G.
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SACZ Engineering was approached in order to determine a method for treating a pool water system without imparting spiked chlorine concentrations, and their associated health risks, into the system. A saltwater chlorinator system was designed in order to overcome this problem by providing constant chlorine levels in the pool system. This design consists of a device which conducts electrolysis on salt water in order to produce chlorine gas which is immediately dissolved into the pool water. Research was conducted into the various pre-existing pool treatment methods and it was found that this method is the most desirable both financially and from an operational feasibility point of view.

Created in fulfillment of the course requirements for ENGG*3100 Engineering and Design III. This course combines the knowledge gained in the advanced engineering and basic science courses with the design skills taught in ENGG*1100 and ENGG*2100 in solving open-ended problems. These problems are related to the student's major. Additional design tools are presented, including model simulation, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, knowledge-based systems and computer programming. Complementing these tools are discussions on writing and public speaking techniques, codes, safety issues, environmental assessment and professional management. These topics are taught with the consideration of available resources and cost.
chlorinator, salt water pool, alternative pool treatment, sanitation