ClO2 has been used since 1920 in the industrial sector to bleach paper and since 1943 it has been introduced in water to make it potable.
Chlorine dioxide has a neutral pH (it does not corrode like the traditional system of sodium chlorite and hydrochloric acid).
- It eliminates legionella and biofilm
- It does not have the typical smell of chlorine, indeed in the pools it eliminates the smell
- Chlorine dioxide eliminates much more effectively than traditional chlorine, bacteria, viruses, spores, etc.
- The sporicidal and virucidal effect of chlorine dioxide is very high compared to an equal concentration of chlorine
- Chlorine dioxide does not react with ammonium NH4 + or ammonium binders, unlike chlorine which creates amines that have a negative effect to sanitize potable water
- The use of chlorine dioxide prevents the formation of unwanted and harmful substances such as halogen hydrocarbons (Trihanomethani)
- Unlike chlorine, chlorine dioxide has a germ elimination rate that increases with the increase of pH value