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Title: Method and device for disinfecting a toilet bowl

Abstract

This invention is comprised of a method and device for disinfecting a flush toilet. The device is an electrocell mounted in the tank of the toilet, with two wire mesh electrodes immersed in the water in the tank and a battery applying approximately one to two volts of electric potential to the electrodes so that they chemically reduce a portion of the water in the tank to hydrogen peroxide. Then, when the tank is flushed, the peroxide is carried into the bowl where it can kill bacteria.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10129454
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7843027
Application Number:
ON: DE94007339; PAN: 7-843,027
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; TOILETS; SURFACE CLEANING; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; DESIGN; INVENTIONS; HYDROGEN PEROXIDE; 420200; FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, AND TECHNIQUES

Citation Formats

Almon, A C. Method and device for disinfecting a toilet bowl. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Almon, A C. Method and device for disinfecting a toilet bowl. United States.
Almon, A C. 1992. "Method and device for disinfecting a toilet bowl". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10129454.
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abstractNote = {This invention is comprised of a method and device for disinfecting a flush toilet. The device is an electrocell mounted in the tank of the toilet, with two wire mesh electrodes immersed in the water in the tank and a battery applying approximately one to two volts of electric potential to the electrodes so that they chemically reduce a portion of the water in the tank to hydrogen peroxide. Then, when the tank is flushed, the peroxide is carried into the bowl where it can kill bacteria.},
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