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Title: Method and device for disinfecting a toilet bowl

Abstract

Method and device are disclosed for disinfecting a flush toilet. The device is an electrolytic cell 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. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co
OSTI Identifier:
458580
Patent Number(s):
5,611,088
Application Number:
PAN: 7-843,027
Assignee:
PTO; SCA: 552000; PA: EDB-97:057848; SN: 97001758994
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 18 Mar 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; TOILETS; DISINFESTATION; ELECTROLYSIS; HYDROGEN PEROXIDE; BACTERIA; ELECTRIC BATTERIES

Citation Formats

Almon, A C. Method and device for disinfecting a toilet bowl. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Almon, A C. Method and device for disinfecting a toilet bowl. United States.
Almon, A C. Tue . "Method and device for disinfecting a toilet bowl". United States.
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