Hydrogen peroxide versus Loxyde

Loxyde uses hydrogen peroxide as its active ingredient. Through the addition of carefully selected food-safe ingredients that also fully break down into water and oxygen we have created what we call an Activated stabilised hydrogen peroxide.

  • Activated: The oxidising potential of the hydrogen peroxide in Loxyde has been significantly increased due to changes at the molecular level, whereby Loxyde has a far stronger disinfection capability than normal hydrogen peroxide.

  • Stabilised: Through a natural "nano" protection method we prevent uncontrolled reaction of the hydrogen peroxide. This means that Loxyde will only react when required against micro-organisms and unwanted organic pollution such as biofilm and can be active on a surface for 24-48 hours and even much longer in water. The shelf life is greatly increased to more than 2 years – 2 years being the maximum under EEC regulations. 

 

Disinfection

The components of an efficient disinfectant clean

For a thorough disinfection you need to use and appropriate disinfectant or biocide. Each disinfectant / biocide has different properties and choosing the right disinfectant / biocide will make all the difference to the final disinfection result.

When dealing with water system disinfection and clean you need to use a disinfectant / biocide with the following properties:

  1. Effective against micro-organisms

  2. Effective against biofilm

 

Other considerations for an effective disinfection

 

  1. Possible resistance by micro-organism to the disinfectant / biocide. 

  2. Using a disinfectant / biocide without odour, taste or colour is a distinct advantage.

  3. pH sensitivity is also important as many disinfectant / biocides do not work well at higher or lower pH.

  4. Temperature – many disinfectants / biocides are temperature restricted.

  5. Health and environmental impact – how safe is the disinfectant / biocide.

  6. Long term effectiveness – water may stand still for some period of time and using a disinfectant / biocide that remains effective can play a vital role in disease prevention.

  7. Ease of dosing and measuring the disinfectant / biocide.

  8. Carcinogen? is your current biocide carcinogenic, will it create problems (possible lawsuits) in the long run? Using a safe biocide like Loxyde may save money in the long term.

 

 LOXYDE is perfectly suited to deal with all these requirements and even more

  1. Fast and long lasting effect (hours/days depending on dosage fouling of system) on surfaces and water distribution systems.

  2. Does not have pH limitation.

  3. Highly effective even in low concentrations.

  4. Low corrosive.

  5. Elimination of (waterborne) pathogens in water systems.

  6. Effective in a wide range of temperatures up to the boiling point.

  7. Easy to apply, easy to monitor and very safe – breaks down completely into water and oxygen.

  8. Very cost effective compare to all other disinfectants.

  9. Tasteless and odourless.

  10. Low dosing / installation investment costs.

  11. Does not react with ammonia to form chloramines.

  12. Gentle to the skin.

  13. Biodegradable.

  14. Non-toxic.

  15. Not a known carcinogen.

  16. Does not contain any heavy metals - ie: silver or silver-nitrate.

 

                              Loxyde truly and simply the environmental disinfectant

 

Biofilm

  • Biofilm is a community of micro-organisms attached to a solid surface.

  • Biofilm community can include bacteria, fungi, yeasts, protozoa, virus and other micro-organisms.

  • Biofilm is a collection of micro-organisms surrounded by the slime they secrete, attached to either an inert or living surface.

 

Common examples of Biofilm:

  • The plaque on your teeth.

  • The slippery slime on river stones.

  • The gel-like film on the inside of a vase which held flowers for a week.

 

                                    Biofilm exists wherever surfaces contact water.

 

FACTS ABOUT BIOFILM

  • More than 99 percent of all bacteria live in Biofilm communities.

  • Biofilm can cause problems by corroding pipes, clogging water filters, causing rejection of medical implants, and harbouring bacteria that contaminate drinking water.

  • Biofilm is not removed or affected by chlorine, bromine or hot water. Although treatment of the water system will kill free swimming bacteria, it will not affect those in the Biofilm. Consequently a rapid re-infection of the water will occur.

  • Biofilm happily colonize many household surfaces. Poor disinfection practices and ineffective cleaning products may increase illnesses associated with pathogenic organisms associated with normal household activity.

  • Biofilm are responsible for diseases such as otitis media (ear infection), Legionnaire's disease (an acute respiratory infection resulting from the aspiration of Legionella which live in the Biofilm).

  • Biofilm are responsible for 80% of disease in horticulture when the biofilm is not removed from the irrigation system. Biofilm increases illness and mortality rate in animal farming.

 

Loxyde and biofilm:

Loxyde is incredibly effective at removing and destroying biofilm as well as the bacteria in the biofilm. Once the system is clean a maintenance dosage of 20-50 ml/m3 water will prevent the return of biofilm and ensure low bacterial levels. Furthermore at that dosage rate it is fully safe for plants animals and people.

Loxyde is used by some of the biggest animal breeding companies in the world to prevent biofilm in animal drinking water systems resulting in lower mortality and healthier animals. In horticulture Loxyde is used extensively in irrigation systems resulting in healthy plants, lower use of pesticides and higher yields.

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