Calcium hypochlorite is an inorganic compound with formula Ca(OCl)2. It is the main active ingredient of commercial products called bleaching powder, chlorine powder, or chlorinated lime, used for water treatment and as a bleaching agent.
With the chemical formula Ca(ClO)2, Calcium Hypochlorite is a white or greyish-white solid substance. It is frequently used in the water treatment industry to sanitize swimming pools and drinking water supplies because it is a strong oxidizing agent and disinfectant. Additionally, it is used in wastewater treatment facilities to treat effluent water as well as to sanitize swimming pools and hot tubs. Calcium hypochlorite is a chemical that is used in the water treatment industry to disinfect water supplies by eradicating bacteria, viruses, and other dangerous microorganisms. If combined with specific other chemicals, it can release toxic chlorine gas and irritate the skin and eyes.
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