Chlorine Dioxide In Water Treatment
ProMinent Chlorine dioxide is an extremely reactive gas, which – because of its instability – cannot be stored, and must only be produced in the required quantities in special plants on the site
where it is to be used. Chlorine dioxide offers a number of advantages for water disinfection compared with chlorine, the disinfectant mainly used
Advantages of chlorine dioxide, particularly compared to chlorine
- Disinfection power is independent of pH.
- High residual effect thanks to long-term stability in the pipeline system, thus microbiological protection for many hours to days
- Reduction of the biofilm in pipelines and tanks, hence reliable protection of entire water systems against legionella contamination.
- No reaction with ammonia or ammonium, thus full disinfection power of chlorine dioxide.
- No formation of chorophenols and other intense odour compounds which can be produced in water chlorination.
- No formation of THMs and other chlorinated hydrocarbons, no increase in the AOX value.