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|Chlorine Dioxide Applications|
Chlorine dioxide is now recognised as one of the safest, most effective biocides and sterilising agents available today. As a result it is widely used in both large and small-scale industrial and commercial applications where a potent but environmentally friendly biocide is required. Chlorine dioxide is effective over a wide pH range in both hard and soft water and does not react with most other water treatment chemicals. Many of its uses and applications are US EPA, FDA, and UK Government approved; and highly recommended by many researchers and research establishments throughout the world.
To discover more about the benefits of chlorine dioxide and how it is used in different sectors please review the following studies.
Cooling towers & closed systems
The use of chlorine dioxide in cooling towers, closed loops and cooling water systems can greatly assist in the control of Legionella bacteria (the causative organism for Legionnaires' disease), algae, planktonic and sessile bacteria, biofilm and scale. This highly effective disinfectant can help maintain legislative compliance and system safety; and the efficiency of heat exchanger surfaces, reservoir intakes and ancillary equipment ... cooling towers >>
Food & beverage processing
Chlorine dioxide provides excellent microbiological control for the food and beverage processing sectors in areas including brewing and bottling, fruit and vegetables, poultry and other meats; and fish and dairy processes. Chlorine dioxide also provides excellent microbiological control in flume waters, packaging operations and process disinfection ... food and beverage >>
Hospitals & healthcare facilities
Hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease usually originates in hospital water systems. The causitive organism, Legionella bacteria not only persists in hot water tanks, it is often found in the biofilm throughout the entire water system. Conditions within water systems that promote Legionella colonisation include water temperature, system configuration and age of the hot water tank; and plumbing materials ... hospitals and healthcare >>
Potable water treatment
Potable water is water that is fit for human consumption i.e. drinking water. Chlorine dioxide is approved and recommended by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) as an environmentally friendly drinking water additive to replace chlorine (which is known to form carcinogenic by-products) for both the pre-treatment and final disinfection of potable waters ... potable water >>
Ultrapure water treatment
Ultrapure water is as its name suggests is water that is virtually free from impurities. Ultrapure water is used in a number of specialised processes; it is used to process pharmaceuticals, to rinse silicon microchips; and to feed high pressure-boilers and turbines in power plants and chemical processing installations ... ultrapure water >>
Chlorine dioxide is excellent for use in the treatment of industrial and process wastewater, odour control and pollutant oxidation. It safely oxidises phenols, cyanides, aldehydes, and mercaptans, reduced sulfur compounds and some pesticides. Chlorine dioxide is highly versatile and is useful in both wastewater treatment and scrubber systems ... wastewater >>
Water & environmental hygiene
Water hygiene is concerned with the effective management and disinfection of water to prevent pathogen proliferation, especially in stored water systems. Chlorine dioxide is a strong bactericide and virucide at concentrations as low as 0.1 ppm which makes it ideal for use in a wide range of water, air and environmental hygiene applications ... water hygiene >>
Technical support and advice
SafeOx work closely with a diverse range of organisations, intelligently combining advanced treatment technologies with practical solutions to resolve complex issues. If you have a project you would like to discuss, ir you require technical support and assistance; or if you simply have a question about one of our chlorine dioxide technologies please contact one of our specialist advisors using our Technical Support page or call us on +44 (0) 161 877 2334.