Comparison of Legionella / Pathogen Control Systems – Chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide, Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS)
What are the best methods for Legionella control?
Chlorine can be very effective for pathogen control under the right conditions, and it can be one of the safer chemicals to use. For that reason, it’s very popular among municipalities for water treatment and is a common recommendation for pathogen and Legionella control. However, in some instances, chlorine may not produce the results that you need for effective Legionella and pathogen control.
The quality of water that is being treated with chlorine is a key factor in determining the success of the treatment. Chlorine attacks pathogens and their chemical bonds but also attacks organic materials. For this reason, if your water supply has a significant amount of organic material in addition to the pathogens, the effectiveness of chlorine is greatly reduced because a large percentage of chlorine is used as it attacks the organic material. The below chart illustrates how chlorine is affected by unfiltered water.
How is this issue solved? There are three excellent Legionella mitigation and pathogen control solutions to consider:
Which pathogen or Legionella control solution is best for you? As a truly independent company that is not tied to particular chemical approach, Legionella Control Systems can help you choose the best option for your budget and pathogen control needs. Contact us today for guidance on waterborne pathogen control, Legionella mitigation, Legionnaires outbreak remediation, water testing, Legionella risk assessments, water management programs, and other water safety issues.