Disinfection is the process of elimination of most pathogenic microorganisms (excluding bacterial spores) on inanimate objects. Disinfection can be achieved by physical or chemical methods. Chemicals used in disinfection are called disinfectants.

A common disinfectant used within water treatment is chlorine dioxide.

Chlorine dioxide is made globally for water treatment and other small-scale applications.  Chlorine dioxide is made using the chlorate, hydrogen peroxide and sulphuric acid method, which can produce a chlorine-free product at high efficiency. 

Traditionally, chlorine dioxide for disinfection applications has been made by one of three methods using:

  • Sodium Chlorite: The Hypochlorite method
  • Sodium Chlorite: The Hydrochloric acid method
  • Chlorite : The Sulphuric acid method

Where Chlorine Dioxide is not applicable, Hydrogen Peroxide may be efficiently used in small-scale applications

At B+W we can supply the complete bespoke dosing package including, pumps, chemicals and bunds, either free standing or skid mounted to suit our client requirements and will be tailored to generate the exact dose of each either Chlorine Dioxide or Hydrogen peroxide required for disinfection.

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