Irrigation water treatment, e.g. in plant nurseries

Algae control is one of the more frustrating challenges for farmers. This problem has steadily become worse in recent years and growers are recognizing significant financial losses attributed to algae and the production problems they cause. It is frustrating because while algae are living organisms, eliminating them does not fall under the normal protocols of pest control. Algae are not insects and cannot be controlled by insecticides. Nor are they a fungus that can be controlled by fungicides. Algae and bio-film are able to form a symbiotic relationship -- what one needs, the other provides. It's a relationship that keeps feeding itself, which is a major point in understanding why algae control is so difficult. Bio-film is able to provide algae with enough nutrients to substitute for their need of light to create such nutrients. This allows algae to flourish in irrigation lines.

eOxide LQ 75 is an effective sanitizing agent for water treatment. In horticulture, it is used at a high concentration to remove established bio-film that lines irrigation systems, clogs emitters and can potentially harbor pathogens. For continuous application, a low concentration of chlorine dioxide can be used to maintain clean irrigation lines and to inhibit algae and diseases.

Pig and Poultry Farming


Successful pig and poultry farming demands that measures are taken to control the introduction and spread of infectious agents. Chlorine Dioxide has been used very successfully in farming and slaughterhouses as a processing aid that is added to maintain water of good microbial quality. CleanOxide Chlorine Dioxide is used for sanitising hard surfaces and processing equipment to assist in the prevention of the propagation and transmission of disease.

Chlorine Dioxide is also used in cleaning freshly slaughtered poultry or other meat products that are contaminated with pathogenic micro-organisms. These micro-organisms are present both on the surfaces of the animals, as well as in the intestinal tracts immediately after slaughter. To ensure product safety, recent federal regulations require microbiological testing rather than visual inspection. These regulations require that carcasses be tested for Salmonella. Salmonella and other infectious agents have the potential to significantly reduce the productivity, profitability and long-term financial viability of a poultry operation.

Chlorine dioxide is effective against all micro-organisms including bacteria, bacterial spores, fungi, viruses, biofilm, protozoa and algae.

CleanOxide is not a substitute for good management practice. It is, however, a powerful tool that can assist in maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and reducing the spread of disease-causing organisms. Chlorine dioxide is effective against all micro-organisms including bacteria, bacterial spores, fungi, viruses, biofilm, protozoa and algae. Chlorine dioxide is also effective against all known pathogens including viruses, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, Cryptosporidium and Legionella.

Treatment of Borehole Water

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