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.