How is TCCA used?
As you would imagine, TCCA is in very popular use. This is due to its significance for several health and disinfecting applications in domestic and
industrial use. Some of the ways and areas in which it can be used include the following:
Swimming pools and fountainsThis is one of the most popular ways of using TCCA. It acts as a disinfecting agent in swimming pools and is great
for achieving sparkling water. Since the compound has no side effect on hair, eyes or skin, it is perfectly safe for immersion and contact with body
parts.Much of the reason why TCCA is so preferred for swimming pools is down to the science behind its functioning. When it is added in the pool,
it combines with the water and releases cyanuric acid and hypochlorous acid. This helps chlorinate the pool and act against the disease germs in
the water. It thus acts as a perfect sterilizer of the pool and does not get stripped away by sunlight.
The aim of adding TCCA into the pool is to increase the production of free chlorine. At this point, the pool will be perfectly clean, sterilize all germs
and have no chlorine smell or irritation. In its ideal quantity, TCCA should only be present in 1-3 parts per million (ppm) in the pool. The pH level of the pool should also be continually tested to ensure it does not fall below 7.2 or rise above 7.6. This is pretty much the same as the
pH of human tears. Thus, maintaining the pool at this level keeps eyes from burning.
One of the common uses of TCCA is its application as a bleaching agent. It is usually used in the textile industry in this regard, with common application
as a bleaching agent for textiles.It is also used as a disinfectant for dyestuffs and an anti-shrink treatment for woolen products. The application of TCCA
in the textile industry helps ensure that textiles are safe for use.
Animal husbandry and fisheries
TCCA has an excellent bactericidal performance. It is recognized as a new generation compound that provide very high-efficiency fungicidal performance. This is why it has found application for the treatment of a wide variety of fish and livestock diseases.
It helps kill almost all types of fungi, bacteria, viruses and spores. It also has great effect on hepatitis A and B viruses, helping livestock and fish stay
disease free.Fruit and vegetable treatmentWhen there is a need to disinfect or sterilize food and dairy products, TCCA is one compound that is often
turned to. Due to its safe and convenient application, it is widely used for fruit preservation, treatment of food products such as rice seeds and general
Treatment of wastewater is very important for communities that have recycling and safe disposal goals. TCCA plays a significant part in the process,
both for the treatment of black and grey wastewater.Black wastewater usually includes toilet discharge, and may be further divided into yellow water
and brown water. Grey water mostly emanates from kitchen, shower, wash basin and laundry discharge.TCCA is used to disinfect the discharge, sterilizing
the separated clean water and aiding proper recycling for renewed use.
Reduction of algae growth
TCCA helps kill or reduce algae growth through a process called oxidation. Algae can grow in pools and fountains when sufficient nutrients are present for
their flourishing. They will flourish even more when the level of free chlorine is insufficient.
Adding TCCA to the pool or fountain early in the morning on a bright, sunny day will allow for best algae killing results.