Agriculture

Controlling the growth of algae and biofilm in irrigation systems and pipes is one of the more frustrating challenges for farmers. Algae and bio-film are able to form a symbiotic relationship — what one needs, the other provides. It’s a relationship that keeps feeding itself, which is a major point in understanding why algae control is so difficult. Biofilm is able to provide algae with enough nutrients to substitute for their need of light to create such nutrients. This allows algae to flourish in irrigation lines.

Chlorine Dioxide is an effective sanitising agent for water treatment. At high concentration it can remove established biofilm that lines irrigation systems, clogs emitters and can potentially harbour pathogens. A low concentration of Chlorine Dioxide can be used to maintain clean irrigation lines and to inhibit algae and diseases.

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Breweries

Pitching yeasts collected from brewery fermentations are never absolutely free of microbiological infection. In spite of all sanitary precautions, some bacteria and wild yeast will contaminate the pitching yeast. The pitching yeast can contain healthy yeast cells and trub (dead yeast cells and organic residues) and may contain 5 to 15% dry solids.

CleanOxide is an alternative to distilled water or acid washing that is relatively new to the brewing industry. CleanOxide is a method of washing yeast to minimise microbiological infection. It kills via microbes by reacting chemically with sulfur-containing amino acids.

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Food Processing

Fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat, mushrooms and other foodstuffs are often contaminated with potentially harmful pathogens such as E.coli, as well as fungi and fungal spores. This can create a health risk for the consumer and reduce the shelf life of produce.

CleanOxide Chlorine Dioxide effectively destroys these micro-organisms. Residual chlorine dioxide left on the produce degrades rapidly leaving no harmful residues.

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Hospital Water & Waste Treatment

In the normal course of operation, hospitals generate a variety of waste products which are not suitable for normal disposal. While some or most hospital waste may be harmless, it is difficult to distinguish such harmless waste from infectious waste. As a result, all of the waste from a hospital must be treated as if it is harmful.

Because of its biocidal characteristics, CleanOxide is extremely effective in treating and preventing the growth of pathogenic organisms such as legionella’s. CleanOxide is ideal for water hygiene applications in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

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Municipal Drinking Water Treatment

Chlorine dioxide is a well-known disinfectant for drinking water with many advantages over chlorination. Today there are estimated to be over 900 public water systems using chlorine dioxide for water disinfection world-wide.

Chlorine dioxide is an extremely powerful disinfectant without undesirable pollutants like traditional chlorination.

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Oil and Gas

It is well known that during the production life of oil and/or gas wells, the well formations tend to become plugged with iron sulphides and sulphates or polymers added to injection water for increasing water viscosity and sweep efficiencies. Such plugging decreases well production.

In response to this problem, a well-established technique is to inject chlorine dioxide into the well. CleanOxide Chlorine Dioxide rapidly oxidises the naturally occurring iron compounds, and also is effective at breaking up and removing organic solids and added polymers.

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Pig & Poultry Farming

Diseases and infections have always been a major concern to the poultry industry – especially in the hatchery. Micro-organisms are everywhere, and whilst some are relatively harmless, others are highly pathogenic.

Chlorine dioxide, with its broad spectrum antimicrobial activity, can deliver kills against a wide range of micro-organisms over short periods of contact time. Chlorine dioxide, when properly applied, minimizes toxic residues as it doesn’t produce halogenated organic by-products.

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Ponds & Lakes (Algae Treatment)

Sometimes water in ponds and lakes gets polluted due to an excess of nutrients. This is often the result of extreme weather conditions or pollution of the water. Fortunately there is a cost effective, environmentally friendly solution to against the excessive growth of algae. BiOWiSH™ is a natural enzyme that accelerates the biological removal of excess nutrients from water without harming the life that exists in these ponds and lakes.

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Power Plants

Chlorine dioxide is a significant product in the control of algae, planktonic and sessile bacteria, bio-film and scale in cooling towers, loops and cooling systems. CleanOxide helps maintain the efficiency of heat exchanger surfaces, reservoir intakes and ancillary equipment. Traditional oxidizing agents such as chlorine and bromine, on the other hand, are associated with pH constraints and corrosion problems.

CleanOxide is significantly more stable than other oxidizing biocides and is also compatible with most water treatment chemistry.

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Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment

Biological fouling of reverse osmosis is a common problem leading to reduced efficiency and reduced membrane life. CleanOxide Liquid 75 is pure Chlorine dioxide which is a highly effective biocide ideal for use in reverse osmosis systems. CleanOxide Chlorine Dioxide has all the important regulatory approvals in Australia and overseas to be used in water treatment and food processing.

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