Chlorine vs Silver Hydrogen Peroxide


Water is the most vital resource on earth, with all the plants and animals needing it to survive. There would be no life on Earth if it wasn't for water. Two thirds of the planet is seawater, and is undrinkable. Only 0.5% of all fresh water resources is potable enough, therefore, water if not disinfected leads to various illnesses and proves fatal to life forms.

Water Disinfection can be accomplished by physical or chemical disinfectants. The most common conventional method includes the method of chlorination. Chlorination is adding of chlorine or hypochlorite to the water in order to kill pathogens. The process of chlorination dates back to the 19th Century and the methods have obviously grown over the years. It is basically the usage of Chlorine gas or Sodium Hypochlorite which with water forms hypochlorous acid and immediately dissociates into hydrogen and hypochlorite ions. Also, the disinfecting abilities rise with pH.

Nine out of ten health officials agree that without chlorine the rise of most water borne diseases would be inevitable. The benefits of chlorination are many but the disadvantages are harmful. Pungent smelling and irritating to skin, lower effectiveness in turbid water but the main ones incorporate the formation of DBPs’ (Disinfection by-products) such as Tri Halo Methanes (THM), especially Chloroform (CHCl3), responsible for many health hazards, and a noted Carcinogen. It is because of these drawbacks that chlorine disinfection needs timely dechlorination with activated carbon or sodium metabisulphite (smbs), but both of them form strong acids upon completion.

Silver Hydrogen Peroxide on the contrary, is an eco-friendly, safe water disinfectant, even certified by FDA to be used in drinking water up to 25ppm concentration. It works on a short contact time, with a wide range of effectiveness. It breaks down into water and oxygen, with no other harmful products to follow. Also, it does not alter taste, smell and other sensory properties of the medium.

Chlorine disinfection is also broken into a chain of methods, with every step to be efficiently scrutinized or else the RO membranes may be extensively bleached beyond repair, dechlorination with smbs, flushing of the whole system with water, additional filtration for carbon, and many more. But, with silver hydrogen peroxide being a multipurpose biodegradable disinfectant, a quick fill and soak method saves time, money, hassles, and much more.


Chemtex Speciality Limited globally markets Nano Silver Hydrogen Peroxide made from a combination of Hydrogen Peroxide IP and Nano Silver particles, under the registered trade name of Alstasan Silvox.


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