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Title: Method and device for disinfecting a toilet bowl

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