Slurry Slime Treatment
In process and wastewater for many industries, microbiological organisms can cause many problems for the production process. Conditions found in most systems are very favorable for microorganism growth, which will eventually create slime deposits. If this slime is not removed, particles can dislodge into the water flow, and appear throughout the production process. Many microbes are spore forming bacteria, and can have bad effects on finished goods, such as high spore counts and odors. These microorganisms can corrode metal surfaces and equipment parts, eventually causing a replacement of infrastructure, and can also inhibit the safe treatment, use and disposal of water.
Advantages of GO2 in Slurry Slime:
- Since GO2 is used for potable water disinfection, it is applicable to use in food grade applications. Bacterial spores are difficult to inactivate, and GO2 is an effective sporicide.
- GO2 is a broad spectrum oxidizing biocide, effective over a wide pH range, that can be used as an effective control against microbiological growth. GO2 is especially effective in conditions that are unfavorable to chlorine
- GO2 is effective against difficult to kill slime formers such as sulfate reducing bacteria (SRBs). In addition, GO2 oxidizes the hydrogen sulfide (H2S) that SRBs produce, reducing corrosion concerns.
- Due to the chemical properties of GO2, microbes are unable to form a biocidal resistance with continual treatment.
- Effective control of micro organism and slime reduces the downtime for maintenance.
- Odors resulting from bacterial fermentation, phenols, sulfides, or mercaptans are virtually eliminates
- Does not react with organic materials to form trihalomethanes
- Non-corrosive to equipment and infrastructure
The required dosages will vary with water conditions, the severity of contamination, and the degree of control desired.Introduce GO2 below the surface of the treated slurry/water/suspension/fluid.For control of bacterial slime, the required residual concentration of GO2 range between 0.1-5.0 mg/L for intermittent doses. The maximum acceptable residual concentration of GO2 is 0.1 mg/L for a minimum 1 minute of contact time.