Pool Info: Chitosan Water Treatment
Chitosan Water Treatment
Chitin (pronounced kite-in) came into being in the 1970's when the EPA ordered fishing companies to stop dumping the shells of crabs and lobsters back into the ocean. Researchers discovered that the chitin contained in the shells had properties that could be applicable in a variety of industrial uses. Similar to cellulose, chitin is a naturally occurring polymer. It is also the only naturally occurring polyelectrolyte.
The combination of chitin's remarkable properties makes it an extremely versatile pool chemical. Chitin is natural, non toxic, non allergenic, anti microbial, and bio degradable. It has a strong positive charge, which allows it to bind easily with negatively charged surfaces or materials; including metals and any microcontaminants in the pool water.