Advantages of Chlorine Dioxide in Water Treatment


chlorine-dioxide-in-weater-treatmentWritten by: Kevin Dearwester

Hello everyone! It has been a rainy summer for us in Ohio, so with water in mind, I figure to get wet and talk about water systems applications. I recently chatted with Frank Firicano, an expert in treating closed loop water systems, RO/membrane systems, etc. Frank has an intimate knowledge of SMT’s pure chlorine dioxide (ClO2) by way of interaction with and development of chlorine dioxide applications.

Treating Municipal Water With Chlorine Dioxide

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Written by: Selective Micro Technologies

In ancient times, civilizations and society in general formed around bodies of water. Whether that water source was a creek, lake, river or ocean it was vital to the survival of the people inhabiting it. Very early on, it was discovered that this water had to be treated somehow, not necessarily to prevent acquiring certain illnesses, however, but more for appearance so it seemed.

The Problems With Biofouling

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Written by: Selective Micro Technologies

Reverse Osmosis systems and other membrane water filtration systems can be very effective in the water purification process. Reverse Osmosis is widely known for its use in desalination or removing salt dissolved in water, as well as its use in creating process water for dialysis machines. According to Anne Helmenstine, Ph.D, these machines work by applying pressure to force a concentrated water solution, or water that has bacteria, salt, or other foreign bodies dissolved in it, through a membrane.

4 Quick Tips for Clean Water

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Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

Did you know that the type of algae present in a water system is also a determinant of the water quality? It’s true, and this also means that regular cleaning and decontamination maintenance of beverage and water systems is necessary in order to avoid atrophic water reservoirs, distribution loops, tanks, hoses, pipes, etc. Moreover, the presence of bio-slime, a mix of extracellular secretions and microorganisms, are prevalent in nearly any setting, especially those near or within water sources.