How do we do it?
BacTerminator uses the principle of advanced electrolysis. Conventional electrolysis is a well documented and proven technology for disinfection purposes as well as the substances associated with electro-chlorination (hypochlorite , hypochlorous acid). Systems based on conventional electrolysis use electricity to generate a disinfectant which is isolated, stored into a dosage tank and thereafter injected into the contaminated water. In fact these are in-situ disinfectant generators.
BacTerminator uses a different approach. The full flow of contaminated water is treated in-line. BacTerminator is able to do this due to it’s specially designed treatment chamber in which an electrode stack (anode / cathode) is tight fitted in plastic chamber within a stainless steel pressure vessel. Contaminated water has a flow path through the chamber in a turbulent manner - alternating between anode and cathode side. At the anode side the key biocide hypochlorous acid is produced – which has a 100 times stronger biocidal effect compared to conventional hypochlorite. Due to the alternating pH-levels (2-11), a secondary physical treatment weakens bacteria’s cell membrane - allowing for a very effective killing of cells via created biocides.
When started the system has virtually no delay and has a high bacteria killing efficacy after 5 seconds. At process stop we have no uncertainty on residual dosing, other than a small amount of free residual chlorine.