GO2: Chlorine Dioxide for Municipal Water
GO2 (CLO2) is 10-times more powerful in its disinfection strength than standard Chlorine. GO2 addresses specific disinfection tasks that Chlorine cannot accomplish and has a far longer effective life. In addition, to purifying drinking water, GO2 also removes biofilm in water pipes, tanks and distribution systems. Chlorine does not address this important issue.
Unlike Chlorine, GO2 has no known negative side effects. 1 ppm GO2 delivers the same disinfecting power as 10 ppm Chlorine. The dilution factor plays an important role in safety and cost comparison. Additionally, GO2 is harmless, whereas Chlorine is dangerous to use and has harmful side effects on human, animal, plant and marine health. GO2 is US NSF-60 approved.
GO2: Chlorine Dioxide Key Features
♦ Eliminates microbial slime and prevent its reformation in drinking water and process water systems
♦ Reduces equipment needs and maintenance costs
♦ Improves water quality
♦ 2 simple powers mixed in tap water produces pure CIO2 at 95% efficiency of conversions
♦ Environmentally safe chemistry
♦ Easy, safe and effective to use, store and transport
♦ Very Competitive use cost when compared to traditional treatments
♦ GO2 eliminates the need for a conventional ClO2 Generator (approximately US $10,000)
♦ Does not react to water to form hypochlorous acid. No “free chlorine”
♦ No harmful By Products. Environmentally friendly
♦ Unlike chlorine, GO2 does not react with ammonia, ammonium or other organic compounds
♦ Non corrosive to systems, pipes, pumps, filters, equipment
Biofilm: In existing water distribution systems, the distribution pipes are permanently contaminated with biofilm. The biofilm consists of two layers. There is a hard layer compacted against the inner wall of the distribution pipe. Within the hard layer is a soft biofilm layer. The soft layer deposits flakes of biofilm into the water current. The biofilm deposits block piping systems, drinking water nozzles and cleaning sprays, etc. Chlorine does not eliminate, or even inhibit, the growth of biofilm.
Tests with GO2 showed that the inner thin layer of the biofilm was 100% removed after 7 days. The hard layer requires 60 to 120 days to remove, depending on the thickness of accumulation. In all cases the hard layer is completely removed. The process of decontamination is completely safe and has no adverse side effects.
Special Features of GO2: Chlorine Dioxide
♦ Does not react in water to form toxic by products
♦ Kills water-borne micro-organisms and spore forming bacteria
♦ A wide range of uses. A powerful
♦ Non-corrosive to equipment, surfaces, seals, materials
♦ Portable, can generate even in the most remote areas