Commercial solid calcium hypochlorite typically has 65% by weight available chlorine. This information is used to make this calculator.
This calculator can be used to adjust the chlorine concentration of water to disinfect it for drinking and also for other applications. Typical levels of free
chlorine (or residual chlorine) in drinking water are 0.2 - 2.0 mg/L though levels can be as high as 5 mg/L. Chlorine that is added to water is consumed first to become combined chlorine
before it can emerge as free chlorine. Total chlorine is the sum of free chlorine and combined chlorine. There are test kits out there that test for free chlorine and total
chlorine levels. Your initial chlorine addition may not give the free chlorine level that you expect because some or all of the initial chlorine added may be
consumed to become combined chlorine. Please check literature on the internet that talk about water chlorination. For this application, concentration
in ppm (parts per million) and mg/L can be used interchangeably.