Case Studies

The use of Solution 3000™, a ready-to-use, 0.3% aqueous chlorine dioxide solution , has dramatically improved the water quality and system performance at an organic beef farm in Colorado by preventing the growth of biofilm on its 20-mm filters and eliminating coliform bacteria in the water supply. The application of a relatively low chlorine dioxide dose (0.7 mg/L), provided with a short detention time, has proved to be effective for 1) bacterial inactivation of the incoming raw water, 2) preventing biofilm growth on the filters that are approximately 30 minutes downstream of the injection point, 3) increasing the filter run times from 5 days to 5+ months, and 4) decreasing the overall filter budget of the plant by approximately 70 percent.

Mechanical, physical, and chemical treatments exist to try to eliminate or destroy the Legionella pneumophila bacteria.  The most effective of these is chlorine dioxide, but the major problem until now has been the fact that it must be generated on site.  A new aqueous chlorine dioxide product eliminates the need for onsite generation, and can be dosed into the water with a simple pump.