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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 22, 2011

Presentation to demonstrate process of making chlorine from salt

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The public is invited to attend a presentation Friday about the process of making chlorine from salt to chlorinate drinking water.

The presentation at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in Room 2520 of the Garrett-Strong Science Building, will feature Earl Ratcliff, of Safe Water International Ministry (S.W.I.M.).

The organization makes an inexpensive system used to generate chlorine from ordinary table salt. The systems are installed in developing countries around the world to provide safe drinking water.

Ratcliff will demonstrate how the system works and answer questions. For more information about the system visit

For more information about the presentation contact Dr. Mike Bellamy, associate professor of chemistry and physics, at 660.562.1513 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468