Provider of testing, inspection and compliance services ESG has developed a new water disinfection device, which they say kills harmful bacteria in large-scale water systems without the use of chemicals.
ESG explain that Protex! disinfects water by electrolysis – using a direct electric current to kill any pathogens that are present, adding that it has become the first device of its kind to be proven effective in a real world environment.
Developed after a three-year study conducted in collaboration with Brunel University London, overseen by Professor Tassos Karayiannis, Dr. Edwin Routledge, and Martin Ratcliffe, Protex! also increases the carbon efficiency of domestic hot water systems in buildings as it potentially allows water temperatures to be reduced from 60°C to 45°C, according to ESG, who estimate that UK non-domestic buildings could generate energy savings of up to £62 million through the use of Protex!.
The company say that the product requires minimal maintenance and no chemicals, is more economical than traditional methods of water treatment, and is safer in use as there is no requirement to handle or store chemical disinfectants.