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The Basics Of Disinfection

Source: Grundfos

By Harland R Pond, Business Development Manager – Water Treatment

From utility water to wastewater, whether used in industrial processes or for drinking, disinfection plays a prominent role in providing safe and useable water. Water free from pathogens and other microorganisms ensures processes run efficiently and people are kept safe from disease.

But when it comes to disinfection, there are a variety of options, a wide selection of chemicals or treatments one can use. In this article we will succinctly summarize the key aspects of different disinfectant solutions. Foremost we want to be clear that there is no perfect disinfectant. Each approach has clear advantages and drawbacks. Only by understanding the application, finances, the risks and the benefits of each approach can one select the best fit for their facility.