Biosil50: The Legionella Biocide

Biosil50 is a Silver Peroxide biocide boosted with silver.

This environmentally sustainable water treatment product has proven efficacy in controlling Legionella in water distribution systems. Biosil50 breaks down into water and oxygen, leaving no harmful residues or odours.

How it works

Biosil50’s powerful oxidising agent – hydrogen peroxide – reacts with organic matter by breaking apart cell walls, damaging its DNA and enzymes to eventually destroy it.

Ionic silver assists the disinfection process by increasing the susceptibility of bacteria to the effects of the oxidising agent. The positively charged silver ion is drawn to bacteria, boosting the exposure of that bacteria to the peroxide and, in the process, increasing the biocide’s effectiveness.

 

Approvals and certificates

Biosil50 has been granted Biocidal Products Regulation Approval (BPR) and is authorised for use against Legionella.

To meet the approval, we undertook rigorous field testing according to the ECHA Guidance (Guidance on the Biocidal Products Regulation Volume II Efficacy – Assessment and Evaluation (Parts B+C) Version 3.0 April 2018), and Section 5.4.4.6 on disinfection of inner surfaces in human drinking water systems.

The application was registered by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and assessed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Chlorine Products vs. Biosil50

The widely used alternative to treatment with Biosil50 is chlorination. From the comparison table below, it is clear to see why Biosil50 is the best and most effective water treatment in the market:

Measure

Effective pH range

Harmful Breakdown Residue

Colour/Taste/Odour

Shelf Life

Environmental Footprint

Hypochlorite

(6-8)

THM

Chlorine

6 months

x3 volume

Biosil50

(0-14)

None

Clear

2 years

x1 volume

Disinfection Procedure

Biosil50 is approved for professional water treatment of water storage tanks and hot & cold pipework water systems, as part of regular operations against Legionella or after a period of inactivity or shut down. Disinfection procedures must be carried out according to protocol in the context of the correct risk assessments being completed and specific requirements considered, by those competent to do so.

Recommended Dosage Overview

System Volume (litres)

200

500

1,000

2,000

5,000

10,000

Biosil50 Volume

70.0Ml

x THM

350 mL

700 mL

1.75 L

3.5 L

Volume of Biosil50 to be added to a Water System to achieve 350ppm Biosil50, product, which is equivalent to 175ppm (v/v) H2O2, in the system.

Training and Support

We provide comprehensive training and support in the application and use of Biosil50.

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