bromine - cyanuric acid

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bromine - cyanuric acid

Postby tx pool » Sun 05 Oct, 2008 11:03

is bromine effected by cyanuric acid levels??? my cyanuric level is high.. about 130ppm.. i have been able to find alot of info about how cyanuric acid effects chlorine, but nothing on Bromine


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Postby chem geek » Sun 12 Oct, 2008 05:05

Bromine is not affected by Cyanuric Acid (CYA) directly in that bromine does not combine with CYA the way that chlorine does. Nevertheless, CYA still shields lower depths of water from the UV rays in sunlight and therefore can protect bromine somewhat from breakdown from sunlight, though not nearly as much as it protects chlorine (since part of the protection of chlorine is from CYA combining with chlorine).

So CYA does not reduce bromine's sanitizing nor oxidizing effectiveness, if that is what you were asking.

Richard

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