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Properly disinfect greenhouse water using an ECA-Unit

A clean, disinfected water system and healthy plants year round!

Nutrient-rich water can be a source for pathogens and algae. Without treatment, all water systems develop a biofilm which provides an ideal home for fungi, viruses and bacteria like Crazy Roots.

Our ECA-Unit produces a high quality (Electro Chemical Activated) ECA solution by an electrolysis process of softened tap water with diluted potassium chloride. This solution can be dosed via your drip- or ebb- and flow system to clean and disinfect your complete water system and eliminate biofilm. It can be used as an addition to your current water disinfection solution (like UV or heating).


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  • Stable product

    When using a voltage higher than 4 Volts small amounts of other oxidizing agents, such as hypochlorite, ozone and hydrogen peroxide, may also form. Because the chlorine compounds are more stable than in other chlorinated products, such as bleach, the activity is five times stronger due to its longer period of activity. An advantage is also that the ECA-water reverts to the raw materials from which it is made. Due to the powerful disinfecting ability of active chlorine the activated water has a broad range activity against bacteria, fungi, viruses, algae, protozoa and nematodes. Known applications are for seed disinfection, cleaning of containers and tools, removal of biofilms from pipelines and disinfection of flowers, fruits and vegetables.


    Comparing to other disinfection methods

    ECA-water cannot be compared on a one-to-one basis with other disinfection methods. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Water disinfection by UV and heating is called point disinfection, because the water is disinfected at one point in the system. The downside of this disinfection is that it doesn’t control the biofilm and does not keep the pipelines clean. The advantage of activated water is that active chlorine works through the entire water system.
    The advantage of UV and heating is its ability to control large changes in the quantity of pathogens. When using ECA-water a sudden increase in organic matter or pathogens requires an adjustment to the dosage of active chlorine. Therefore this requires continual measuring and alteration of the dosage. The use of electrochemically activated water is a good addition to the current method of water disinfection.



 
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