A clean/chemical free technology for drinking water disinfection through electrochemical destruction of waterborne bacteria and viruses.
The disinfection of water used for drinking is a worldwide procedure that is conducted to eliminate microbial contaminants. Since water treatment companies started conducting disinfection water treatment, there has been a significant decrease in waterborne infectious diseases that have posed a threat to public health for many years, such as E.Coli, salmonella, legionella, viruses and spores.
However, despite advances in global sanitisation and the chemical treatment of water, WHO (the World Health Organisation) have identified that there are 187 countries in the world where water used for drinking and bathing is deemed unsafe due to contamination from bacteria, viruses and legionella.
MicroHeat Direct Energy Transfer Electrochemical Water Disinfection technology provides the unique circumstance where disinfection species, such as Hydroxyl Radicals (OH), are generated on the inert electrode surface that then mix with the water, disinfecting it and destroying bacteria and viruses in both heated and cold water scenarios.
The chemical treatment of water includes carrying out the coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation processes that take algae, colour, turbidity and microorganisms out of surface waters. Chemical coagulants can be put into the water so it can form a floc or precipitate to capture any impurities in the water and then be separated from the treated water.
With MicroHeat’s new electrochemical water treatment technology, water can be available at the drinking source that is safe from bacteria such as E.Coli, salmonella, legionella and other dangerous viruses. This will lead to global plug-in water treatment solutions that could be available to billions of people who need safe drinking water just to get by every day.
The electrochemical water treatment technology can also provide an efficient and reliable solution for the reduction of legionella bacteria in warm to hot water supplies where Legionnaires disease is a common outcome.
MicroHeat has validated that the water treatment technology does kill E.Coli and live legionella. With the need for water treatment solutions all around the world, MicroHeat is poised to become a significant player in the water disinfection space.
If your organisation is interested in exploring water disinfection opportunities, please contact us to discuss water purification by electrolysis disinfection using the link below.