Disinfection Device

A disinfection device is required if the disposal system is above ground in order to make the effluent as safe as possible. The ATU can only process wastewater to a certain point and for public safety the effluent must be disinfected before being dispersed on the surface of the ground due to the potential hazards.  There are different methods for disinfection but the two most common are tablet chlorination and liquid chlorination.  The tablet chlorinators use tablets consisting of calcium hypochlorite and liquid chlorinators use sodium hypochlorite (liquid bleach).  Both common methods of disinfection have their pros and cons but both are effective if they are properly maintained.  Disinfection devices may be certified by NSF under NSF 46 testing.