In the field of water treatment for agricultural applications, the choice between Chlorine Dioxide and Hydrogen Peroxide can significantly impact the effectiveness, safety, and ease of use in maintaining water systems.
Let’s look into the critical aspects of these two solutions to help you make an informed decision for your agricultural needs.
Biofilm Removal: Chlorine Dioxide vs Hydrogen Peroxide
Chlorine Dioxide’s Superior Biofilm Penetration: The robust action of Chlorine Dioxide is unrivalled when it comes to effectively penetrating and removing biofilm build-up in water pipework and drinkers. Its targeted approach focuses on compounds commonly found in bacterial cells, ensuring a thorough and efficient cleaning process.
Hydrogen Peroxide’s Broader Reactivity: In contrast, Hydrogen Peroxide reacts with a wider array of compounds, including those naturally occurring in water. However, this broader reactivity comes at a cost. Achieving an equivalent disinfection impact requires a significantly higher concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide (50ppm) compared to Chlorine Dioxide (0.5ppm).
Scotmas Solutions with Chlorine Dioxide
Scotmas stands out by providing an automatic package of equipment and water treatment chemicals that requires no pre-dilution. This approach ensures a safe and straightforward application. In contrast, pre-mixing Hydrogen Peroxide demands a comprehensive Health and Safety procedure and full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) due to exposure to hazardous chemicals. Hydrogen Peroxide is even classified as a Tier 2 Explosive Precursor under new European Regulations (above 12%w/w), mandating appropriate regulatory licensing for sites using the product.
Chlorine Dioxide Solutions in Agriculture
Scotmas has successfully applied Chlorine Dioxide in poultry drinking water systems for over 30 years, showcasing a wealth of industry expertise. This extensive experience positions Scotmas as a reliable partner with the knowledge to apply Chlorine Dioxide technology effectively in diverse agricultural settings.
Benefits of Scotmas Chlorine Dioxide Systems:
1. Elimination of Water Borne Bacteria:
- Maximises nutrient uptake.
- Increases food conversion rates.
2. Improved Digestibility:
- Results in firmer droppings, producing cleaner first-class eggs.
- Reduces Ammonia content.
3. Reduced Production Drops:
- Less stress due to bacterial challenges at peak production and close to depletion times.
4. Cleaner, More Palatable Water:
5. Virus Prevention:
- Removes viruses transmissible vertically to the egg.
- Ensures a more stable egg content with minimal infection risk and improved shelf life.
6. Efficient Biofilm Removal:
- Faster and more effective response to supplements.
- Elimination of the potential for resistant strain development.
7. Streamlined Compliance:
- No registration requirements, storage, or audit obligations for handling and storage.
Chlorine Dioxide Triumphs: More Power, Lower Corrosion
Chlorine Dioxide emerges as the superior choice, offering ten times the power of Hydrogen Peroxide. This translates to lower dose rates and a reduced risk of corrosion to metals, plastic pipes, or rubber seals.
In conclusion, when the goal is effective biofilm removal, enhanced safety, and ease of use, Scotmas Chlorine Dioxide Systems prove to be the optimum solution for ensuring the health and productivity of your agricultural water systems. Contact us to find out more.