Combat legionella with effective water disinfection

Published:  02 August, 2017

Effective water disinfection is very important in all buildings, both for general sanitation standards and to help protect against Legionnaire's disease. The correct application of chlorine dioxide is vital in providing clean water to a variety of potentially susceptible applications including hotels, sports and leisure facilities and hospitals.

Chlorine dioxide is a powerful disinfection selection, and has excellent bactericidal, viricidal, sporicidal and algicidal properties. Specifically, within water purification, chlorine dioxide has the major advantage of ensuring clean water from the tap where the action of other methods such as hot water sterilisation is less effective and costly. It remains in the system for a long time, which means it disinfects even without extracting water. Another big advantage of chlorine dioxide over other disinfectants such as hot water sterilisation is its effectiveness against biofilms, and its 90% reduction in operating costs in comparison.

Grundfos' Oxiperm Pro is a bespoke chlorine dioxide generator that features WRAS-approved components.

The Oxiperm Pro generator offers many features and benefits that are unmatched by other disinfection methods:

  • It removes both legionella and biofilm
  • It has no effect on water, taste or smell
  • Low lifecycle costs compared to sterilisation by hot water
  • It is immediately effective
  • It does not produce bromates or THM (toxic and cancer promoters)
  • Removes scalding risks from hot water
  • Offers a long-term preventative effect
  • It is highly soluble
  • The disinfectant is made-up on demand
  • It has a compact design.

For more information visit www.grundfos.co.uk.

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