A Unique Technology
The Hydro-dis® system is a unique water disinfection technique that uses the electro catalytic break down of water to instantly destroy waterborne micro-organisms including micro-flora, while simultaneously converting chloride ions into chlorine leaving a measured residual disinfection in the treated water. This gives a secondary disinfection ensuring sustained microbiological control. Hydro-dis® replaces traditional disinfection techniques such as chemical dosing (sodium hypochlorite and chlorine gas), ultraviolet irradiation and ozonisation with a cost effective, environmentally friendly, modular and portable system. This refined and improved technology can now be applied to a wide variety of water use applications ranging from potable drinking water through to wastewater (sewage) and any application in between.
The Hydro-dis® technology has significant advantages over traditional methods in rural and remote sites as it eliminates the need to transport and store hazardous chemicals around the country. Specialist applications include the control of biofilms and algal blinding of bore columns and the disinfection of water storages and ornamental water bodies. The Hydro-dis® system is specifically designed to be energy efficient and can be powered in isolated and remote applications by solar, wind or PipePower TM as there are no moving parts, minimal maintenance and no operator input is required. Unlike many other disinfection techniques, the Hydro-dis® system has recyclable and reusable componentry, reducing landfill and minimising the frequent replacement of costly components.
During the Hydro-dis® process, hydroxyl radicals (short life powerful oxidising sanitisers) are generated from the water itself, destroying microorganisms and instantly providing a primary disinfection. A measured concentration of chlorine is produced simultaneously as hypochlorite, another powerful sanitiser which provides a residual disinfection in the water.
This residual disinfection protects water circuits by destroying bacteria, algae, viruses and fungi, protecting the water
circuit from the formation of biofilms and algal deposits commonly present in water. This residual protection can persist within the treated water for several days.
The Hydro-dis® technology is an approved dual disinfection system under AS/NZ Standard 3666 and the Public and Environmental Health (Legionella) Regulations and also holds the Australian Standard 4020:2005 Testing of Products for use in Contact with Drinking Water.
The development of the Hydro-dis® technology was started in 2002 by SSS Water Pty Ltd and our consulting engineer Rob Richardson. In early 2003, SSS Water Pty Ltd approached the University of South Australia’s Ian Wark Research Institute to assist in the continued development of its unique water disinfection technology. In 2006 Integrated Property Solutions, now Hydro-dis®, became involved in the sales and distribution of the technology,
taking over the research and development in 2010 and focusing on bringing it to commercial reality. Today, the Hydro-dis ® focus on finding “a better way” has led to its recognition as a leader in providing solutions which are cost effective, environmentally friendly, eliminate the WHS risks of existing chemical treatment options and significantly reduce our clients’ overall environmental footprint.