What is an effective disinfectant?
- It should be reliable and effective in killing pathogens that are normally encountered in contaminated water.
- It should leave a certain minimum amount of residual concentration of the disinfectant in water to ensure continued disinfection during water storage.
- It should not introduce substances in water that would make water harmful or make water unpleasant to look at.
- It should have adequate shelf life without significant loss of potency.
- It should be affordable.
While it is very difficult to find one disinfectant which meets all these requirements, sodium hypochlorite of low concentration is the most suitable, as it meets the maximum number of the requirements listed above.
World over, nearly 3 million people die each year due to waterborne diseases out of which 1.9 million are children. Waterborne diseases can be controlled only by point-of-use disinfection. Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) is the most effective and stable disinfectant used all over the world to purify drinking water.
The implementation of "Safe Water System"(SWS) developed by the Centre for Disease Control, USA and UNDP is being adopted by many NGOs and Govt. organizations, in most developing countries. The strategy is to make water safe through disinfection and safe storage at the point of use. This is a water quality intervention that employs simple, inexpensive and robust technologies appropriate for the developing world and has been implemented in 19 countries across five continents so far. The success of this program is based on a reliable and economical access to NaOCl. You can now produce your own NaOCl with Common salt, water and electricity using the Pristine Water range of Electrochlorinators using the latest cell technology manufactured to international standards. Our systems give you the freedom from buying and storing commercially available Sodium Hypochlorite solution which is far more expensive in the long run than generating your own NaOCl.