CHLORINE DIOXIDE – THE IDEAL BIOCIDE
NEW TECHNOLOGICAL BREAK-THROUGH MAKES CIO2 AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE
For many years industries have been searching for an effective broad spectrum biocide that rapidly destroys ALL types of micro-organisms and at the same time is inherently safe.
The answer to the search is ALPHASAN®
(Chlorine dioxide) is a yellow green aqueous solution that is non-flammable, non-toxic and is very safe. It is a broad spectrum bactericide, fungicide, virucide and algaecide that is effective at low concentrations and short contact times. At concentration levels that are accepted by WHO as safe for drinking water it is still a highly effective virucide and bactericide. Chlorine dioxide is not de-activated by organic matter in the same way as Chlorine is and is a far more powerful biocide than Chlorine. Moreover it does not leave a taste or colour taint making it ideal for use in many branches of food and cleaning industries. ALPHASAN®
has NZFSA C43, C61 and C102
approvals and is the only formulation of Chlorine dioxide to be approved by AQIS in Australia. Further more Chlorine dioxide is approved by FSANZ for use in the food industry as a processing aid. ERMA have determined that ALPHASAN®
is non-hazardous, removing the requirements for Approved Handler certificates. ALPHASAN®
is supplied as a ready-to-dilute concentrate. THE ULTIMATE IN SANITATION!!
HOW DOES ALPHASAN® WORK?
No other biocide exists which has a “molecular free radical”. Chlorine dioxide has an odd number of electrons and desperately seeks reactants and acts by way of oxidation, unlike chlorine which adds or substitutes a chlorine atom to reactive substances, hence the term chlorination. This means that Chlorine dioxide does not produce chlorinated compounds and regardless of concentration or contact time, will work immediately. Its activity is not pH dependant. It is just as effective in hard or soft water.
The reactive mechanism of Chlorine dioxide means that organisms cannot build up resistance to the active ingredient. Chlorine dioxide attacks the micro-organism by oxidising the cellular membrane components causing cell destruction. This together with the non-formation of carcinogenic chlorinated by-products (AOX’s and THM’s) and non build-up of toxic or inorganic by-products like bromates, gives it the least environmental impact of any sanitiser chemical in use today.
THE ADVENT OF CHLORINE DIOXIDE WITH AN EXTENDED SHELF LIFE
The major drawback of Chlorine dioxide until recently, was that it rapidly degenerates and therefore had to be used soon after it was produced. This meant that it could not be transported and the only means of using it was to have an expensive generating plant producing it at the place of use. However, our recent technological advances have made it possible for us to produce a consistant 1000ppm Aqueous solution of Chlorine dioxide which is manufactured and marketed in New Zealand under the name of ALPHASAN®
and is packaged in 10L bottles. Bulk packaging is available in 1000L IBC's. Smaller quantities are available on request.
to discuss how Alphasan® can work for you
Safety Data Sheet for Alphasan®
Concentrate Label for full details
for Drinking water Applications Manual