Chlorine Dioxide trialed as an effective biofilm remover at a popular vineyard
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We conducted a trial using chlorine dioxide as a biofilm remover within a large-scale vineyard operation, for this purpose a small set-up was built to inject chlorine dioxide into a field valve on an irrigation system at the desired concentration.
A trial was carried out to assess the cost vs benefit of using chlorine dioxide as a biofilm remover in large-scale vineyard operations. In order to do this, a small trial setup was created. This setup was built to inject chlorine dioxide into a field valve on an irrigation system at the desired concentration.
- Design and production of a portable chlorine dioxide system;
- Design of a chlorine dioxide line volume calculator for ease of calculations;
- Carry out of the trial.
The trial consisted of injecting chlorine dioxide 0.3% solution into lines at a concentration of 25 parts per million. This concentration was then allowed to sit in the lines for a period of 48 hours to allow for maximum effect, before being flushed clean with fresh water.
The Results/ Benefits:
The results were outstanding, our client was extremely impressed with the volume of biofilm that was removed from the irrigation pipes, particularly when compared to other methods which had been trialed in the past (including high doses of chlorine).
The farmer has since decided that all dripper lines on the property will be cleaned the same way. This solution provides a cost-friendly, highly effective biofilm removal system.
The system is portable, allowing for ease of transport between jobs and allows for the job to be carried out effectively. Integra are committed to providing the right solution for any given application.
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Field Valve Inlet where chlorine dioxide was injected
Trial chlorine dioxide site. Concentrate chlorine dioxide was pumped from IBC into valve via injection pump powered by generator.
Background – Flushing pipe with chlorine dioxide.
Foreground – Flushed pipe with chlorine dioxide.