How does it work?
The new water treatment system combines a central disinfection system (OXY-3) and a residual disinfection system (through the salt-electrolyser). The central disinfection system is based on a combination of oxygen oxidation, UV disinfection and copper ionization.
The diagram below gives you a clear view of the process. Just click on each step to get more details.
Recycled glass is used to filter the dirt. Compared to a classic sand filter, it can be rinsed better and you avoid germs growing in the filter.
By introducing a controlled amount of current into the water, disinfecting chemical reactions are generated that immediately destroy all germs. This chemical process is called ‘oxidation by electrolysis’ in which disinfecting oxygen radicals are formed.
UV rays have a slightly disinfecting effect but also destroy a large part of the combined chlorine which is the cause of irritations. Remember this the next time you exit the pool with red eyes!
Copper can weaken bacteria and viruses, when added correctly of course. The Corona viruses are very sensitive to copper because their spikes consist of proteins that require metals. When copper takes this place, the viruses are immediately rendered harmless. Copper is dissolved in the water through a chemical process called ionization.
This is the chemical reaction in which active chlorine is made from salt, dissolved in water, by applying current to it. This way a low dose of chlorine in the right amount, is produced on site in a salt electrolysis machine. There is no need for transport, stock or handle chlorine anymore.
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10 things you need to know about low-chlorine swimming
In July 2019, the Agency for Care and Health gave the green light for the installation of the innovative low-chlorine disinfection system for public swimming pools. After the successful pilot project in Dilbeek, you can now swim with low chlorine in Merelbeke, Overijse, Rotselaar and Antwerp. More to follow soon!
Scientific studies show the correlation between chlorinated swimming and the development of asthma and infertility with young children. It was not recommended to go swimming with babies and toddlers in public swimming pools. Our low-chlorine solution to the rescue!
Due to the low chlorine content, the allergic reactions to both the respiratory tract (sneezing, nasal discharge, coughing) and the skin (red spots, itching, dry skin) decrease. This makes it also possible for people with a sensitivity to chlorine to swim. Let’s not forget that 1 in 15 children suffer from chlorine.
Chlorine evaporates and not only provides the classic pool smell, but also irritations to the respiratory tract. Many life guards and swim teachers suffer from throat irritation or a dry cough from the chlorine fumes.
With NoviNato, that is a thing of the past, even if you’re exposed to it all day.
Chlorine vapours in the air cause rust to form on all metal parts in a swimming pool, even on stainless steel. Less chlorine therefore means less rust and also considerably eases the work for the cleaning staff. Result? A saving on maintenance costs, a saving on intensive maintenance and a shiny swimming pool!
Less chlorine means less corrosion on electronic components and metal parts. This means that the parts need to be replaced less quickly. The decrease in chlorine content therefore saves on replacements and makes any low-chlorine pool cheaper.
The OXY-3 device is so they can be connected to the main pipe in any cellar. This makes it possible to transform any public swimming pool into a low-chlorine swimming pool, not only in a new construction, but also during a renovation.
In addition to the low-chlorine swimming system, we also offer other environmentally friendly techniques that make dangerous products such as sulfuric acid and chemical correction agents like bicarbonate unnecessary. We’re happy to increase the well-being of people, the environment and society!
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