Copper Silver Ionization
- Copper Silver Ionization
Copper-silver ionization technology is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control Legionella bacteria within potable water distribution networks found in hospitals, hotels and other large facilities. Legionella, is a type of bacteria which causes a form of atypical pneumonia.
How does Copper-Silver Ionization disinfect water ??
Copper-silver ionization disperses positively charged copper and silver ions into the water system. The ions bond electrostatically with negative sites on bacterial cell walls and effectively kills the bacteria. Over the long term, the presence of copper and silver ions destroy biofilms and slimes present within the plumbing system providing systemic disinfection.
- Safe, effective and non-toxic
- Effective at High and Low Temperatures
- Minimum maintenance of water distribution system
- Copper-silver is non-corrosive.
- Environment friendly and does not produce any disinfection byproducts.
Some Interesting facts about Copper and Silver :
- People need copper in their diets. The metal is an essential trace mineral that's crucial for forming red blood cells, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Fortunately, copper can be found in a variety of foods, including grains, beans, potatoes and leafy greens.
- Copper is a natural antibacterial agent. It is common to use brass door handles in public buildings (brass being a copper alloy) because they help prevent disease transmission.
- Nearly 80 percent of the copper that has been mined to date is still in use. Copper is a 100 percent recyclable metal.
- Nomads used silver and copper coins to improve quality of drinking water. Well water containing copper and silver coins were found to be very bright, due to the biocidal affect of these metals.