Why GO2™is the Killer of Biofilm Production in Buena Park?12 Jun,2021 | Blog
Water has become a scarce commodity with widespread usage in industries and agriculture, not to speak of in households and commercial establishments. However, most water available is not fit for consumption due to contamination from chemicals, pesticides, and municipal and industrial waste. So, unless treated with a powerful, effective and yet low-cost disinfectant, freshwater will continue to get contaminated and turn into wastewater, which is harmful to both humans and livestock. To add to the problem is biofilm formation on the surface of water in water bodies and industrial cooling systems. The biofilm creates an artificial layer for the pathogens to survive and multiply, and prevents any disinfectant from killing the pathogens thriving inside. Hence, getting rid of biofilm production in Buena Park is critical to making decontaminated water available for human, agriculture, and industrial use.
What is a biofilm?
A biofilm comprises a layer of microorganisms formed on water surfaces that provides a safe haven for pathogens such as Legionella, E.Coli, and Listeria to grow and thrive. It allows pathogens to reach levels where they can contaminate anything that comes in contact with the water containing them. Besides, biofilm can prevent biocides and other disinfectants from penetrating through it thereby preventing the latter from killing the concentration of pathogens thriving inside. Other disadvantages of the presence of biofilm are:
- Bacterial biofilm or slime in industrial cooling systems can prevent the transfer of heat. This results in production loss and rising energy costs.
- Anaerobic bacteria like Desulfovibrio desulfuricans can increase corrosion in pipes and cooling water systems.
- Bacterial biofilm harbors colonies of pathogens such as Legionella.
Thus, Legionella & biofilm control is necessary to ensure the cleanliness of water and make it available for wider usage.
Why use GO2™to stop biofilm formation?
GO2™ or specialized chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is a chemical compound with proven ability as an oxidant and disinfectant in water treatment. As a broad-spectrum biocide, it is effective over a wide pH range and does not react with organic substances to form Trihalomethanes (THMs) – a known pollutant and carcinogenic. Besides, ClO2 does not react with ammonia and other treatment chemicals such as corrosion inhibitors present in industrial cooling systems.
Since GO2™or specialized ClO2 is non-reactive with most of the biofilm constituents it can penetrate the biofilm and kill the pathogens inside. The exact dosage to control biofilm production in Buena Park depends on the level of contamination present. The residual concentration of ClO2 applied intermittently or continuously ought to be between 0.1 mg/liter to 5.0 mg/liter. For continuous dosage, the minimum concentration should be 0.1 to 1.0 mg/liter and for intermittent dosage, between 0.1 to 5.0 mg/liter respectively. In fact, for a one-minute contact time, the acceptable concentration is 0.1 mg/liter.
What are the benefits of using GO2™?
As an EPA approved disinfectant GO2™offers a range of benefits:
- When applied to water it does not alter the taste or odor of water
- Can sanitize water, fruits and vegetables, or hard surfaces
- Destroys phenols and THM precursors
- Kills a host of pathogens such as bacteria, protozoa, viruses, spores, and molds
Biofilm formation in water bodies, piping systems, and industrial cooling water systems can cause a lot of problems including the contamination of water with deadly pathogens. The EPA approved GO2™is the most effective biocide to ensure Legionella & biofilm control and sanitize water to be used in various sectors.