Pipes are used everywhere around us. Over time, long pipes and the high organic load in water result in biofilm build-up.
Biofilms consist of colonies of bacteria and other microorganisms that grow on the inner surface of pipes. Biofilm build-up hardens the inner wall of the pipes and narrows their internal circumference. It is hard to determine where in the pipe this occurs, making it difficult to detect the issue and access it for cleaning by mechanical means. This can cause many problems such as blockages, leaks and spreading of germs, with a risk for public health.
An additional consequence for water pipes is that more energy is needed for the pumps to deliver the water through the pipes. Due to biofilm build-up, energy costs increase over time and effective biofilm removal treatment becomes a crucial necessity.
This is where microbial control solutions come into play. Treatment with these technologies using biocides helps eliminate biofilms effectively and prevents them from accumulating, leading to improved pipe efficiency and infrastructure durability. This means that no mechanical intervention is required. Microbial control solutions can help reduce public health risks and contribute to cost and energy savings, which helps preserve the environment.