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Potable Water Treatment - Chlorine Dioxide Print E-mail

Potable Water Treatment - Potable water is water that is fit for human consumption i.e. drinking water.

Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is approved and recommended by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) as an environmentally friendly drinking water additive to replace chlorine (which is known to form carcinogenic by-products) for both the pre-treatment and final disinfection of potable waters.

drinking-water-bottleWith minimal contact time chlorine dioxide is highly effective against many pathogenic organisms including  Escherichia coli (e coli) and other coliforms, Listeria, Staphylococcus aureus, Giardia cysts, algae, Salmonella, bacterial spores, Legionella, Tuberculosis, MRSA, VRE, amoebal cysts, and Cryptosporidium.

Chlorine dioxide has also consistently been shown to be the best molecule for eradicating the causative organism of Legionnaires' disease. It also effectively removes hard water components i.e. iron and manganese, it promotes flocculation, and aids in the removal of turbidity.

Chlorine dioxide does not combine with organics to form suspected carcinogens such as THM's or haloacetic acids (HAA's). It also provides a lasting residual throughout the distribution system to reduce or eliminate the subsequent growth of bacteria, viruses, and algae.

Chlorine dioxide is excellent for use in the treatment of industrial waters and community purification plants. It is also ideal for smaller water supplies such as cisterns and hospital water systems.

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SafeOx work closely with a diverse range of organisations involved in the treatment of potable and drinking waters; intelligently combining advanced treatment technologies with practical solutions to resolve complex issues. If you have a project you would like to discuss with us, or require technical support and assistance; or if you simply have a question about one of our chlorine dioxide technologies please contact one of our specialist advisors using our Technical Support page or call us on +44 (0) 161 877 2334.