How does it work?

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The Process

Utilising Copper/Silver Ionisation Eplus Global system is comprised of a control unit and a flow cell. Each flow cell contains sacrificial copper/silver electrodes. As water passes through the flow cell, a direct current is applied across the electrodes to stimulate the controlled release of ions. The rate at which the ions are release is automatically maintained by a control unit that is reliable and easy to operate.


Proportional Control

The ion emissions from ionisation process are cationic, surface-active and a potent biocide. The disinfection action is attributable to the positively charged copper and silver ions which form electrostatic bonds with negatively charged sites on microorganism cell walls. These electrostatic bonds create stresses that lead to distorted cell wall permeability, reducing the normal intake of life sustaining nutrients. This action, coupled with protein denaturation, leads to cell lysis and death. The accurate dose-rate control system maintains precise ion levels, providing residual protection and prevention of recontamination. It is this residual protection that makes the system superior to all other disinfection methods.

Agricultural applications

In the cultivation of crops our CSI Unit prevents the majority of fungal diseases, i.e. all those that rely on airborne transport. The advantage of the method is that the surrounding flora and useful microorganisms in the earth are hardly affected by the treatment, as the ions sprayed with the irrigation system develop their effects on the plant leaves. In addition, the method is safe for humans, as EPG CSI Unit-purified water is effectively of drinking water quality. Correspondingly there are no principle restrictions with regard to the frequency or duration of the treatment.
Other positive effects include strengthening of the plants due to the copper uptake from the earth and a marked improvement in root growth, together with the prevention of Legionella particularly in the context of overhead sprinkler irrigation, as the whole water supply system is kept free of pathogenic bacteria starting from the point of ionisation. EPG CSI Units purified water can also prevent the spread of pathogenic bacteria and microorganisms in the fields of animal breeding, livestock husbandry and processing.


Medical and Cosmetic Applications
Particularly dentists have discovered the advantages of the ionisation for ensuring the safety of patients and staff associated with a simplification of hygiene management. Reports from installations in the practice setting confirm reductions in bacterial counts to well below the regulatory limits or even to zero with a parallel simplification of the hygiene management. Even installations with older equipment and dentist’s chairs were permanently cleared of bacterial contamination even without conventional decontamination; in a further study not a single pathogenic microorganism was detected even after a vacation break of several weeks. Initial applications in the cosmetic field are relevant to ensuring a germ-free water supply for production equipment and the prevention of bacterial burden due to contamination over the shelf life of the product. In addition, it can be assumed that the application of bactericidal and fungicidal ions increases the skin-improving effects of the products; relevant large scale trials are currently underway in the context of research projects.
Copper-silver ionisation is the most effective method of eliminating Legionella in water supply systems. In the United Kingdom alone, systems of this type have been installed in more than 1100 hospitals and nursing facilities. Eplus Global offers all the technical requirements for control of Legionella: volume flow-dependent dosing, automatic monitoring and regulation of copper levels, remote access to the operating parameters and recoding of parameter changes.


Cooling Systems

Cooling systems present a particularly broad spectrum of challenges with regard to water quality. The Eplus Global CSI system represents the most economical solution to organic contamination of the cooling water required for the installations (bio-fouling): Without additional chemicals it prevents bacteria, fungi and algae, eliminates any microbial contamination present and is completely non-corrosive. The need to drain water systems on account of accumulation of corrosive agents is avoided. Together with the low maintenance requirement and extensive automation of the process, the Eplus Global CSI system represents both an efficient and economical solution for the prevention of microbes in cooling systems.

Water purification for swimming pools and whirlpools

Banish chlorine and all other chemicals from your swimming pool with our system! If you have your own swimming pool, you, your family and guests can enjoy pure, natural fresh water of the best quality. With the Eplus Global CSI system public swimming pool operators create a safe environment free of pathogens even under peak load conditions, so that visitors return again and again for a sustainable, relaxing wellness experience or sport activities, without health risks.
As far as sport swimming is concerned, there are good reasons for the 100% chemical-free purified water long-preferred by athletes and trainers in the previous Eastern-block countries. The athletes swimming at the Olympic games in 2004 in Athens were privileged to compete under optimum conditions in copper/silver ionised-water.


General

Copper-silver ionisation is the most effective method of controlling Legionella in water supply systems. In the United Kingdom alone, systems of this type have been installed in more than 1100 hospitals and nursing facilities. Eplus Global offers all the technical requirements for control of Legionella: volume flow-dependent dosing, automatic monitoring and regulation of copper levels, remote access to the operating parameters and recoding of parameter changes.


Together with the low maintenance requirement and extensive automation of the process, the Eplus Global CSI system represents both an efficient and economical solution for the prevention of microbes in all water systems.

For more information contact Ben on 01626 824166 Mobile 07788 421651 email: benfrench@eplusglobal.co.uk 
 

 


 

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