Chlorine and UV treatment

In addition to thermal disinfection and chemical disinfection with chlorine, ozone, or hydrogen peroxide, Germany makes particular use of UV irradiation to deactivate pathogens in its water supply. But mostly ineffective.

Chlorine or UV treatment is not possible with turbid water

Conditions for successful chlorine disinfection

An effective chemical disinfection of drinking water with chlorine or other chemicals may be carried out only when the water does not contain other organic substances or turbidity other than the pathogens being killed. Otherwise, the amount of disinfectant required is not known or it may result in carcinogenic byproducts . In addition, pathogens such as parasites and spores are often chlorine resistant.

Conditions for successful UV irradiation

The disinfection of water by UV irradiation only works when the UV actually comes in contact with the bacteria with a dose of radiation dose high enough. If the water is turbid, UV radiation can only be used once the turbidity settles down.

Secure removal of germs and bacteria

You want to be sure, that all germs and bacteria are removed completely? Seccua Ultrafiltration ensures a complete removal of pathogens, bacteria, parasites and viruses.

Residue-free disinfection with ultrafiltration

Legionella and E-coli bacteria

Successful sterilization despite water turbidity

It makes sense to use the state-of-the-art ultrafiltration process when turbidity is an issue because it can still remove more than 99.99% of all pathogens without leaving any residues.

Compared to conventional methods for sterilizing drinking water, such as UV radiation, thermal disinfection, or the use of chemical substances that often inadequate in eliminating the germs, the core ultrafiltration technology of Seccua provides clear advantages.

Environmentally friendly water treatment technology

Extensively tested by EPA and DVGW

Extensive testing conducted by the EPA and the DVGW have shown that Seccua equipment filters out all bacteria resulting in drinking water that after treatment is completely free of microbacteria.

Complete removal of bacteria

Through the technology of Seccua the use of chemicals for disinfection and thus health and environmental damage can be avoided. Also pathogens that are resistant to disinfection methods such as UV, chlorine or ozone – for example, spores of parasites and amoebic dysentery, which often include Legionella – can be removed by Seccua ultrafiltration. In addition, ultrafiltration does leave the killed or inactivated microorganisms in the water, keeping the potential for subsequent contamination low.

Seccua Ultrafiltration

Seccua filtration at a glance

  • removes the cause, not the effect
  • completely free of chemicals
  • more effective and more efficient
  • works regardless of water turbidity
  • residue-free removal of pathogens