Chlorine Dioxide
What is stabilised Chlorine dioxide ?

Like ozone and chlorine, chlorine dioxide is an oxidizing biocide and not a metabolic toxin. This means that chlorine dioxide kills microorganisms by disruption of the transport of nutrients across the cell wall, not by disruption of a metabolic process. Stabilised chlorine dioxide is ClO2 buffered in an aqueous solution. Adding an acid to the required concentration activates the disinfectant.

How does Chlorine dioxide work ?

Of the oxidizing biocides, chlorine dioxide is the most selective oxidant. Both ozone and chlorine are much more reactive than chlorine dioxide, and they will be consumed by most organic compounds. Chlorine dioxide however, reacts only with reduced sulphur compounds, secondary and tertiary amines, and some other highly reduced and reactive organics. This allows much lower dosages of chlorine dioxide to achieve a more stable residual than either chlorine or ozone.

How effective is Chlorine dioxide?

The effectivety of chlorine dioxide is at least as high as chlorines, though at lower concentrations. But there are more and important advantages. The bactericidal efficiency is relatively unaffected by pH values between 4 and 10;

Chlorine dioxide is clearly superior to chlorine in the destruction of spores, bacteria's, viruses and other pathogen organisms on an equal residual base and a lower contact time for ClO2 is lower;

What Primec can offer

At Primec we supply and install systems suitable for your building requirements, whether it being a base system, a redox system or a proportional dosing system.

Our fully trained field engineers will maintain the system on a scheduled basis, undertaking servicing, testing, safe handling, and dosing of required chemicals. With this service we operate a 24hr communication framework.

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