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Tiosan Chemical Water Disinfectant (4 x 5 Litre Cans) - TIOSAN4*5LTR

Tiosan Chemical Water Disinfectant  (4 x 5 Litre Cans) - TIOSAN4*5LTR
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4 x 5ltr cartons of Tiosan® are included per order.

Tiosan® is designed to provide disinfection of domestic water systems with a safe and easy to use chemical. After a 24 hour treatment it is proven to remove all traces of biofilm and Legionella from a water system.

What is Legionella?

Legionella is a pathogenic Gram-negative bacterium, including species that cause Legionellosis or Legionnaires' Disease, most notably L. pneumophila. It may be readily visualized with a silver stain. Legionella is common in many environments, with at least 50 species and 70 serogroups identified. The side-chains of the cell wall carry the bases responsible for the somatic antigen specificity of these organisms. The chemical composition of these side chains both with respect to components as well as arrangement of the different sugars determines the nature of the somatic or O antigen determinants, which are essential means of serologically classifying many Gram-negative bacteria. - from Wikipedia

What causes it?

Legionnaires' Disease is caused by a bacterium called Legionella Pneumophila. Legionella is a common microbe and it is generally found in rivers, lakes and reservoirs, usually in small numbers but is only dangerous when present in a water aerosol, which can be inhaled. The bacterium can then enter the lungs where it proliferates causing a severe pneumonia. Pontiac Fever, and Lochgoilhead Fever are lesser forms of the problem caused by other species of the Legionella. Water systems, which allow Legionella bacteria to multiply and also produce an aerosol, are considered as high risk. Legionella multiplies best at temperatures around 37 Degrees C. It dies at temperatures above 60 Degrees C. It is for this reason that hot water in most buildings is held at a temperature above 60 Degrees C and hot water taps are labeled as scald risk.

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What is Tiosan?

Tiosan® is a formulation developed in Holland as a disinfectant. The chemical is based on hydrogen peroxide, which has been stabilised and catalysed by colloidal silver in minute quantities. Tiosan® is based on a chemical, which has approval from the Secretary of State for the Environment for use in portable water systems in the United Kingdom. The formulation has proven efficency against biofilm because the formulation can attack biofilm chemically and mechanically.

Extensive testing on the continent has shown that a 24-hour treatment at 50 ppm hydrogen peroxide will remove all traces of biofilm and Legionella from a water system. The Safewater System uses 75 ppm to ensure the water system can be used over the 24 hour period. A second treatment 6 months later will ensure that the system remains free of biofilm.

How does Tiosan work?

Tiosan® is based on hydrogen peroxide, a chemical which is formed in the cells of the human body to protect the cells from attack by bacteria or viruses. Bacteria and viruses are sufficiently clever to mutate to fend off attack by hydrogen peroxide. They do this by emitting enzymes, which prevent the active parts of the hydrogen peroxide from getting through to kill them. In our formulation the silver reacts with the enzymes allowing the hydrogen peroxide to attack the bacteria.

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Tiosan is not available in 1 x 5ltr carton and can only be purchased as a pack of 4 x 5ltr cartons which amounts to 20 ltrs.

How to calculate volume of Tiosan required:

This table is based on a Tiosan® level which conforms to EC Drinking Water regulations and meets the European norms to kill Legionella:

Table shows how to calculate the volume of Tiosan required.
Remember: Calculate the nominal volume of the system. Measure the height, length and depth of the tank in metres. Multiply together and this will give a nominal volume in cubic metres multiply by 1000 to bring the answer to litres.
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