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Drinking Water & Desalination

Waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, amebiasis, salmonellosis, shigellosis, and hepatitis A are still estimated to be responsible for the deaths of millions of people globally. In that context, the United Nations General Assembly has declared 1981-1990 as the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (WHO, 1984).

Current drinking water disinfection practices internationally provides the means to control most pathogenic bacteria, viruses, helminths, and protozoa responsible for the major waterborne diseases. Some outbreaks still occur oweing to continuing problems involving consumption of untreated water, errors of insufficient or interrupted disinfection, failures to maintain adequate levels of residual disinfectant in potable water distribution systems, and/or breaches in the systems. Most outbreaks in recent years have been caused by viruses and protozoan cysts that are generally more resistant to disinfection than are pathogenic bacteria, the primary targets of concern in past decades.

TERSUS® Chlorine-Di-Oxide is a perfect solution to the problems of water in a Potable water for following reasons

  • CT disinfection credit
  • Preoxidant to control tastes and odor
  • Control of iron and manganese
  • Bromate free water in Sea water desalination for drinking / potable water; and
  • Control of hydrogen sulfide and phenolic compounds

Advantages of TERSUS® Chlorine-Di-Oxide

  • Chlorine dioxide is more effective than chlorine and chloramines for inactivation of viruses
  • Cryptosporidium, and Giardia
  • Chlorine dioxide oxidizes iron, manganese, and sulfides
  • Chlorine dioxide may enhance the clarification process
  • Taste and odors resulting from algae and decaying vegetation, as well as phenolic compounds, are controlled by chlorine dioxide
  • Under proper generation conditions (i.e., no excess chlorine), halogen-substituted DBPs are not formed
  • Chlorine dioxide doesnot form Bromate while disinfecting sea wtare in a desalination plant
  • Chlorine dioxide is easy to generate
  • Biocidal properties are not influenced by pH
  • Chlorine dioxide provides residuals