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Method and device for disinfecting a toilet bowl

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
March 18, 1997
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Method and device for disinfecting a flush toilet. The device is an electrocell 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.
Almon; Amy C. (Augusta, GA)
07/ 843,027
February 28, 1992
The present invention relates to methods and devices for disinfecting the bowl of a flush toilet. The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC0989SR18035 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Westinghouse Savannah River Company.