Best Legionella remediation and Biofilm penetration
Despite of the low cost of Chlorine and Chlorine Dioxide the best choice is
Monochloramine for Legionella remediation.
Best Legionella remediation
Let’s compare the most common disinfectants:
Chlorine: high use costs due to its pH-dependency, corrosivity and stability.
Chlorine Dioxide: several drawbacks that limit its application (high risk in transportation and storage)
Monochloramine: electron sharing, stability, pH and ORP functions, biofilm penetration ability and decay pathways.
Biofilm penetration: monochloramine does it better
Higher biofilm penetration means no wasted chemicals. In order to achieve the same biofilm penetration chlorine or chlorine dioxide must be added in higher concentration since it is consumed by the external biofilm layers.
Higher chemical dosed, much of it wasted, means higher costs of treatment.
In the case of chlorine, the remaining part of it is not just waste, it is a strong oxidizer (hypochlorite ion) added to piped water. That means metal corrosion.
This is the published demostration of the superior ability of the monochloramine to penetrate biofilm.
SANIKILL Monochloramine technology is the first and only monochloramine-based disinfection system specific for legionella remediation.
Take a look at the graph on the side…
It shows a substantial decrease of legionella after monochloramine used.
Thanks to the greater stability, SANIKILL monochloramine is better able to penetrate the biofilm where Legionella lurks and therefore inactivity quickly. Better biofilm penetration also means lower chemical consumption resulting in operating costs reduction.