Eliminate the biofilm threat and ensure the safety of your staff and visitors.
bioeXile: Ground Breaking Technology in the Fight Against Biofilm
- Patented biodispersant by NCH Chem-Aqua
- bioeXile versus traditional treatment:
- 1250 times more efficient against biofilms than biocide alone*
- 278 times more efficient than biocide plus conventional biodispersant*
Using Chem-Aqua’s unique patented bioeXile, in combination with traditional cleaning and disinfection procedures, we can tackle the problem of biofilm.
During the cold season there is less strain on your cooling system as parts of it become out of use. This does however put your system at risk of water stagnation, sludge build up and increases the risk of biofilm formation, particularly in areas such as water basins, tower equalisation lines and dead legs. bioeXile can help address these issues.
To see the most common examples of equipment with stagnant conditions, click here.
At a customer site that showed no sign of microbiological problems, a bioeXile application prior to the system cleaning and chlorination revealed the presence of two types of bacteria commonly associated with problems caused by biofilm: Pseudomonas and Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRBs). SRBs live in the oxygen deficient, anaerobic conditions (found under biofilms) and are responsible for MIC. An SRB test run at the end of the bioclean with bioeXile was negative, showing that they had been eliminated. Hidden pathogens are released by bioeXile and subsequently killed by biocide.
Join the hundreds of successful applications across Europe, click here to find out how bioeXile can solve your biofilm problems
bioDART: A Better Way To Monitor Biofilm
Chem-Aqua’s bioDART Biofouling Monitor is a new, patented technology that continuously measures the potential for biofilm deposits to form in cooling water systems.
Developed to overcome the challenges associated with bio-monitoring, the bioDART provides valuable, real-time data to monitor microbiological growth and improve biofilm control.
- Automatically monitors microbiological activity
- Predicts biofilm formation
- Early warning for upsets
- Optimises results and reduces costs
- Stand-alone unit or connect to a controller
- Independently validated
Is your cooling water system in control?
Left unchecked, biofilm deposits cause serious problems in cooling water systems including corrosion damage, heat transfer losses, reduced flow and the transmission of disease. Routine bio-monitoring is important, but with current methods, it’s difficult to know whether your system is under control.
Dip slides take 2 to 3 days to develop and only measure a small fraction of the bacteria in the bulk water. ATP testing is expensive to use and the results can be misleading. Both methods require manual sampling with readings that are often difficult to interpret. By the time inspections or equipment readings indicate you have a biofilm issue, serious problems could have developed that significantly impacts the reliability and efficiency of your systems.
Compared to traditional methods for monitoring microbial control, the bioDART provides a continuous, predictive measure of the core problem: the persistent bacteria within biofilms.
The bioDART Advantage
Biofilm control is an unceasing challenge. It requires comprehensive maintenance measures and routine bio-monitoring to evaluate biofilm control; which is difficult with currently available monitoring methods.
The bioDART uses advanced optical sensors to measure biofilm formation under standard conditions that amplify the potential for growth. It generates a sensitive BFI reading that reflects the impact of bacterial counts, biocide additions, nutrient load and operating conditions on biofilm formation.
The bioDART provides valuable, practical data that you can use to monitor and improve biofilm control in your cooling water systems:
- Quantitative measure of microbiological activity
- Predictive indicator of biofilm formation
- Identifies upset conditions so actions can be taken early
- Evaluate biocide treatments and maintenance measures
- Optimise treatment program results and reduce costs
To learn more about bioeXile and bioDART, contact one of our Chem-Aqua representatives today.
Chem-Aqua has the Solution
To help protect your facility and the health of the people in your workplace, you may want to consider conducting a thorough cleaning and disinfection of your system whilst use is at a minimum. Use bioeXile to get your cooling system clean and keep it clean.