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Clean water?

Any office building, hotel, apartment block, factory or government building with a domestic hot and cold water system or a cooling tower is susceptible to infection from legionella bacteria.

About Aquacode

Any office building, hotel, apartment block, factory or government building with a domestic hot and cold water system or a cooling tower is susceptible to infection from legionella bacteria. Whether you are the owner, manager or facility engineer you are responsible for the overall safety of the building occupants.

Aquacode™ has the exclusive right to sell the Tarn Pure TM water cleaning system in the Nordic countries. We are pleased to introduce our range of copper/silver ionization products designed to combat the growth of legionella, E-coli, pseudomonas and other water-borne bacteria, viruses and algae. Tarn Pure TM is an electronic water purification system that automatically purifies, sanitizes and eliminates bacteria, legionella and algae in swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, fountains, cooling towers, HVAC systems and other industrial water applications.

What is Copper/Silver Ionization?

Copper and Silver Ionization is brought about by electrolysis. It is the process of adding minute quantities of positively charged silver and copper ions to water that is contaminated with bacteria, algae or virus. An electric current is created through copper-silver, causing positively charged copper and silver ions to form.

The electrodes are placed close together and the water that is disinfected flows past the electrodes. The positively charged ions are attracted to negative charged sites on the bacteria cell walls. This phenomenon distorts the cell structures which prevents the absorption of nutrients and causes the cells to die.

The ion concentration is determined by the water flow. The number of ions that is released increases when electric charges are higher.

The levels of ions added are controlled to be within WHO and European Drinking Water Standards.

History of Copper/Silver ionization

Archaeological excavations show that people have been using copper for more than 11,000 years and have been using silver for more than 5,000 years. Large deposits of copper ore have been found throughout the US, Chile, Zambia, Za´re, Peru and Canada.

Both copper and silver have been used for centuries for their biocidal attributes. The Vikings used copper strings on their ships to prevent the growth of algae and shells. Modern ships still use the same technology. Most anti-fouling paints contain copper - reducing the number of marine species growing on the walls of ships.

Because of this measure, ships can reach their destination faster.

Nomads used silver coins to improve drinking water quality. Well water containing copper and silver coins is very bright, due to the biocidal affect of these metals.

Since 1869 various publications have appeared on the disinfection properties of silver. Some European and Russian villages have been using silver for drinking water treatment for many years.

Copper-silver ionization was developed in both Europe and the United States in the 1950's.