LOTUS DISINFECTION SYSTEMS
LOTUS chlorine dioxide generators are the most effective solution for water disinfection in a variety of applications and in particular for the prevention of legionellosis in domestic hot and cold water systems.
The bacterium that causes legionellosis, Legionella, is able to adapt even to conditions that would be fatal to other organisms. Thanks to its high Redox potential, chlorine dioxide exerts a more powerful disinfectant action than other biocides against Legionella and all kinds of germs and contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and algae. The oxidation potential is higher than that of chlorine, for example, so fewer chemicals can be used. Potentially dangerous disinfection by-products are absent and it is proven to penetrate and degrade the Legionella habitat. The action of the chlorine dioxide is independent of the pH value of the water, is not aggressive towards pipes and has a longer-lasting and wider-ranging effect from the injection point.
LOTUS CHLORINE DIOXIDE GENERATOR
WHY USING CHLORINE DIOXIDE
By now the use of chlorine dioxide has replaced that of chlorine (hypochlorous acid) in water treatment and disinfection because of the many advantages brought by a biocidal and antiviral power definitely higher as well as independent from pH of the water to treat. Indeed, chlorine dioxide is the safest and the most effective answer against the risk of legionellosis, especially in Hot Water systems, by affecting and breaking down, besides pathogens, even the biofilm, that is the natural habitat in which both Legionella bacteria, the cause of legionellosis, and other species of bacteria proliferate. Using chlorine dioxide in disinfection of water has demonstrated to be no less than 10 times more effective against bacteria, algae, fungi and viruses.
Moreover, chlorine dioxide is not aggressive toward pipes and its effect is longer-lasting, up to several days, and over a wider area from the injection point, ensuring the treatment of a whole plumbing system, even by using a small amount of product. Always unlike chlorine, there is no formation of potentially cancer-causing by-products from disinfection, and for all these reasons use of chlorine dioxide is also ecological and suitable for drinking water treatment. In addition to combating Legionella in hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and schools, other applications for chlorine dioxide disinfection are in food and beverage industries, in waste water treatment, in agriculture, livestock farming and viticulture, and in cooling towers.