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Hydrogen peroxide is an incredibly versatile product that is best known for its disinfectant properties. But hydrogen peroxide is much more than that. It is found naturally in the environment such as in rainwater, in plants where it has several distinctive functions and in the human as well as animal body.

Standard Hydrogen peroxide  

Hydrogen peroxide's chemical formula is H2O2 and it break down to water (H2O) and oxygen (O2). It is highly effective again bacteria and fungus, it is also known to be an excellent virucide.

The downside of hydrogen peroxide is that it is highly unstable and will react with anything it can - including itself - in order to return to the more stable H2O and O2 formula. Generally once applied the hydrogen peroxide will all be used up in about 20 minutes. The other downside is that you need a fairly high dosage to achieve a good disinfection.

At de Jong ECOservices we have been working with hydrogen peroxide for > 30 years - and are specialised in stabilised and activated hydrogen peroxide. 

  • Activated: this significantly increases the oxidizing effect (ie: the killing action) of the hydrogen peroxide.  


  • Stabilised: Through a natural stabilising method we prevent the uncontrolled reaction of the hydrogen peroxide. This means that Loxyde will only react when required.  


We have developed a range of products for various applications: 


                            Disinfectant & biofilm control/removal -  Proven efficacy against Bacteria, fungus, spores & viruses


                           Soil oxygenation - sprayed directly on soil for benefit of plant

                            Irrigation water hyperoxygenation 



                            Increases the effectiveness of Glyphosate herbicides reducing their dosage by 50-75%





                                      Nitrifies ammonia in liquid manure to nitrate. Increases fertilising value of manure

                                      and liquefying manure making it much easier to pump out




                                      Oxygenates livestock drinking water. In dairy cow this increases milk production,

                                       increases milk fat %, decreases milk urea %, etc. 



















Disinfection application: Loxyde

Loxyde uses hydrogen peroxide as its active ingredient. We chose this as it is environment friendly and effective against all types of micro-organisms (M.O.). 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.





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 when choosing an effective disinfectant / biocide


  1. Resistance by micro-organism to the disinfectant / biocide - this occurs with most disinfectants / biocides. It cannot happen with Loxyde.

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

  3. pH insensitivity 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 especially if you have to work in close proximity.

  6. Long term effectiveness –Mos disinfectants / biocides only work for a short period of time - eg.: 30 minutes. Most disinfectants must also be rinsed off after a small period of time after which re-infection will immediately occur.  Using a non-rinse disinfectant / biocide with a long lasting effect will safe time (cost) and prevent immediate reinfection.  

  7. 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. Highly effective against biofilm in water distribution systems.

  11. Low dosing / installation investment costs.

  12. Does not react with ammonia to form chloramines.

  13. Gentle to the skin.

  14. Biodegradable.

  15. Non-toxic.

  16. Not a known carcinogen.

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

  18. Micro-organisms cannot become resistant to Loxyde


                              Loxyde truly and simply the environmental disinfectant



What is a 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.



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

  • Biofilm can cause problems by corroding pipes, clogging water filters, blocking drip irrigation systems, constriction water flow and harbouring bacteria that contaminate drinking and irrigation 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.

  • Biofilm biofilm micro-organisms are inherently more aggressive and resistant than the same organism not originating from a biofilm. This makes them tougher to kill and increases the chances of diseases.


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

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