Drinking Water Disinfection
Drinking Water Disinfection has been a major factor in reducing epidemics of typhoid and cholera. Disinfection is achieved by the addition of chemicals effective at controlling the pathogenic microorganisms that cause health problems in humans. XzioX Chlorine Dioxide is highly effective in controlling waterborne pathogens while minimizing halogenated disinfection by-products in drinking water.
XzioX Chlorine Dioxide is a broad-spectrum micro biocide as effective as chlorine against viruses, bacteria, and fungi, and more effective than chlorine for the inactivation of the encysted parasites Giardia and Cryptosporidium. XzioX Chlorine Dioxide has also consistently been shown to be the best molecule for eradicating the causative organism of Legionnaires' disease. It also effectively removes hard water components i.e. iron and manganese, it promotes flocculation, and aids in the removal of turbidity. Chlorine Dioxide does not combine with organics to form suspected carcinogens such as THM's or haloacetic acids (HAA's).
XzioX Chlorine Dioxide provides a lasting residual throughout the distribution system to reduce or eliminate the subsequent growth of bacteria, viruses, and algae and excellent for use in the treatment of industrial waters and community purification plants. It is also ideal for smaller water supplies such as cisterns and hospital water systems. Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) 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.
XzioX Chlorine Dioxide is used in drinking water plants for a variety of benefits, like:
Fe and Mn removal
Zebra Mussel Control
Taste and odour improvement
Nitrification prevention in chloramine systems
Lower costs and better performance than permanganate
Fewer regulatory and safety concerns compared to chlorine gas