Disinfection with BEULCO Clean
Effective and sustainably designed disinfection of drinking water and drinking water distribution systems.
Consumers in Germany can be sure that their water suppliers safely and reliably supply clean drinking water. The responsibility for drinking water quality after the transfer point (water meter), according to the TrinkwV 2001, lies with the operator or owner of a drinking water system. This responsibility is expressed in §4 section 2 and 3 TrinkwV by the prohibition that contaminated drinking water may not be delivered to consumers.
Incidents in recent years, however, show that not all operators are fully responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of water-bearing equipment and appliances. Thus microbiological contaminations occur with bacteria such as Legionella, Pseudomonas, coli bacteria, Enterococci, Clostridia and many other germs that multiply in the so-called biofilm.
This creates great risks not only in home installations, gyms or hospitals, but also for the drinking water network.
The DVGW worksheet W291 describes the common active ingredients for plant disinfection. Here you will find, among others, the following substances:
- hydrogen peroxide
- potassium permanganate
- sodium hypochlorite
- calcium hypochlorite
- chlorine dioxide
The list of processing substances issued by the Federal Environment Agency contains a list of active substances that may be used to disinfect the water itself:
- chlorine dioxide
- sodium hypochlorite
CONCLUSIONS: Sodium hypochlorite is an active substance which may be used both for the disinfection of plants and for the disinfection of (drinking) water.
BEULCO Clean is a sodium hypochlorite based disinfectant. It is designed to be sustainable and builds itself up again by 100%. Due to its composition, BEULCO Clean is not dangerous.
How does BEULCO Clean work?
There are only natural elements that are used during its production: water, salt and electricity.
The elements are transformed by membrane cell electrolysis (ECA process) to BEULCO Clean. ECA stands for electrochemical activation, a process by which substances are specifically influenced by physical and chemical reactions. The result is the efficient and widely applicable BEULCO Clean.
It differs from the conventional sodium hypochlorite substances as there is no reaction time and it decomposes itself very quickly. BEULCO Clean has a strong Redox potential and destroys organic material in the water (eg. contaminations, germs, bacteria) but is harmless for humans.
If hazardous substances are used, the employer is obliged to examine if they can be substituted (§ 6 of Ordinance of Hazardous Substances). If the use of a less or even harmless substance is possible, this one has obligatory to be applied.
The disinfectant effect can be measured by the Redox value of the rinse water.
The Redox value (mV) is a measure for the germicidal and oxidative effect of disinfectants in the water.
The higher the Redox value of the water, the lower is the contamination.
Proven disinfection by means of the REDOX value
The disinfection with BEULCO Clean is carried out together with a rinse as contaminations are directly flushed out in this way. Using the disinfection plant BEULCO Clean is given into the rinse water by a mixer (relation 3% = 3 ml/liter water). When disinfecting, rinsing continues until the water shows a redox tension of 650 mV – 700 mV.
According to the current state of knowledge water and surroundings (conduits, hoses and fittings) are germfree with this value.
This disinfectant is already effective in a small quantity. By using substances on the basis of sodium hypochlorite germs cannot build up resistances as sodium hypochlorite decomposes germs at molecular level and does not only kill them.
Comparison of the Disinfection Processes
Documents on BEULCO Clean such as operating instructions and safety data sheets are available at Downloads.