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.
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.