24 July 2002

Crystal tablets clean but dont blow away

THE disinfectant, sodium carbonate decahydrate, or soda crystals as they are better known are now available in tablet form, says manufacturer ELCO.

The new tablet makes soda crystals ideal for cleaning yards and dairy parlours, as they shouldnt be blown away, unlike the powder version of the product, according to ELCO.

If being used to clean pipelines and other dairy equipment 1.5kg of soda crystals should be mixed with 250 litres of water and 500ml of hypochlorite solution.

Soda crystals are a DEFRA approved disinfectant for foot-and-mouth and cost £8/20kg bag (0161-37155285; fax 0161-3011990).