Protecting drinking water
Legionella bacteria live in drinking water in small quantities and they only become a problem if their population is allowed to grow.
This usually occurs in water with a temperature of between 20 and 50°C. Stagnant water also presents a risk, e.g. water in pipes that are not often used. One should be extra careful if a slime layer is present and if the water contains nutrients or iron.
The solution to legionella
By placing our unique H2O Zerinn at the intake of your water pipe system, you will prevent legionella from contaminating the drinking water. The Zerinn contains specially-developed transducers that create continuous Nano cavitation. This microscopic cavitation resonates throughout the pipe system. In this way, any legionella bacterium is immediately eliminated, removing the chance of contamination. This installation is very low in maintenance and requires little energy. If you would like to find out more, please contact us.
• Nano cavitation
People who are infected with legionella could develop a serious lung infection: Legionnaire’s disease. Infection takes place when the bacterium is inhaled. It moves in very small drops of water, i.e. aerosols, that could end up in the air due to atomisation, such as when taking a shower, for example, or through a fountain or small leak.
Most people will not become ill after exposure. Risk groups are heavy smokers, people above the age of 50, people with lung diseases and those who use medication that reduces their resistance. Legionnaire’s disease is not contagious.
For a number of businesses and institutions, such as places attended by lots of people, or those specifically frequented by people with compromised immune systems, strict rules apply in respect of legionella prevention.
Examples of this type of risk location are hospitals and nursing homes. However, rules also apply to hotels, camping sites and truck stops that have public showers. These are places where people run a higher risk of becoming infected with legionella.
As an owner of such an establishment, you must take measures to prevent legionella. One of the things you should know, for example, is where in the water pipe the legionella bacterium could develop.
After performing a risk analysis on swimming pools, saunas and whirlpools, a certified company should compile a management plan. This plan should indicate which measures are required to limit the risk of contamination as much as possible, and indicate at which locations in the water pipe the legionella bacterium could grow. Companies must check the water at these locations for legionella every six months. Where there’s a risk, H2O Technics offers a solution.
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