With the world’s urban population accounting for almost 60% of the global population, and growing, rapid urbanization can lead to degradation and depletion of natural resources. Today more than ever, our cities must therefore take advantage of all available cutting-edge technologies and become more sustainable and resource efficient.
Microbial control technologies have a role to play in that regard:
– In water recycling: Microbial control technologies are important in areas with large water recycling facilities. Thanks to biocides, large quantities of water can be recycled, making efficient use of otherwise limited resources, especially in countries where droughts often occur.
– In reducing construction waste: Thanks to microbial control, buildings last longer. How? Paints, adhesives and sealants, plastic and wood treated with microbial control technologies are protected from the damaging effects of mould, mildew, fungi, algae and other organisms.