The water quality used for irrigation is essential for the yield and quantity of crops, maintenance of soil productivity, and protection of the environment. For example, the physical and mechanical properties of the soil, ex. soil structure (stability of aggregates) and permeability are very sensitive to the type of exchangeable ions present in irrigation waters.
Irrigation water sources and irrigation methods present different risks associated with pathogen contamination. Overhead sprinkling with foliar contact of the edible portions of the fruits and vegetables have different risk than those irrigating on the ground or through drip tape. Similarly, source water contamination will vary by season, from rivers, canals, ponds, reservoirs or wells, each presenting a different risk. Bio-slimes may also form in water distribution systems including irrigation pipes and sprinklers, drippers, trapping microorganisms.
XzioX is now becoming one of the most economic and the most effective method to disinfect water in irrigation processes.
XzioX is effective against all forms of bacteria such as E-Coli, Pseudomonas & Legionella. This is of particular importance for water used on salad crops and similar vegetables where the product may be eaten by the consumer without prior washing. Also, certain root vegetables can be prone to severe damage by waterborne diseases such as Brown Rot. By providing suitable treatment, these diseases can be eradicated in irrigation water, allowing its safe use.
XzioX eliminates most microorganisms, including most bacteria, viruses and fungi. XzioX eliminates many costs incurred by chemicals like chlorine, i.e. dilution costs to stop explosion prior to contact with air. There are no costs associated with fire proofing facilities and special training by authorised personnel. XzioX does not require acid activators and does not produce harmful by products. XzioX does not require expensive machinery, both set-up and maintenance costs are extremely low compared to other water disinfection methods.