A:  Unfortunately, the word “chlorine” is found in both Chlorine Dioxide (Clo2) and Chlorine Bleach (NaCIO). This has led to a lot of confusion.

Chlorine Dioxide
•    Does NOT release free chlorine
•    Does NOT release harmful byproducts
•    Highly effective on bacteria, virus, protozoa, algae, fungus
•    Long term residual disinfection effectiveness
•    Non-corrosive, Does not react with ammonia
•    Microbes do not build resistance
•    Broad spectrum antimicrobial
•    Kills spores
•    Effective at an wide range of ph

VERSUS:

Chlorine Bleach
•    Releases free chlorine
•    Releases harmful hypochlorous acid
•    Very low disinfection on bacteria, virus, protozoa, algae, fungus
•    Shorter effectiveness on water treatment
•    Corrosive
•    Very toxic reaction with ammonia
•    Microbes build resistance to bleach
•    Narrow spectrum antimicrobial
•    Does not kill spores
•    Reaction greatly affected by ph