Chlorine Dioxide is a biodegradable and oxidising agent proven in the safe and effective sanitisation of water. Since 1944 it has been used by governments and industry alike as a way to treat water, guard against water born pathogens and viruses, and destroy phenols, algae, sulfides, iron and manganese contaminants.
Its proven record in water sanitisation applications has seen Chlorine Dioxide broaden its commercial reach to a wide variety of potable, process and wastewater applications as well as for air treatment control.
Despite its name Chlorine Dioxide is NOT chlorine and is recognised as molecularly and behaviourally different. Unlike chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide performs via the unique science of oxidation with no toxic residue or dangerous carcinogenic by-products.
The superiority of molecular oxidation makes Chlorine Dioxide a safer and more powerful option when compared to traditional chlorination methods. It is proven to offer effectiveness over a wide PH range (4 to 10), a potency to destroy bacteria, spores, protozoa and viruses including legionella and it offers a safeguard against the occurrence of treatment-resistant strains of microorganisms in the face of repeated use.
After activation, Chlorine Dioxide breaks down into sodium chlorite more commonly known as salt. By contrast, traditional chlorination methods deliver a break down into trihalomethanes, which are pervasively toxic and non-biodegradable.