How the Integro™ Works
Below is a short video explaining how the Integro works. For further information on our technology, and the benefits it offers, please visit the Product Information & Pricing page.
Prevent and Remove Limescale
The Sidon Integro™ prevents and removes limescale by injecting electrons into the water with sufficient energy to disrupt the bonding which otherwise occurs between different minerals found in water. The injected electrons and associated energy realign all the different ions in the water so they remain in their neutral atomic form. The ions (typically calcium and magnesium) are therefore unable to bind with other ions to form a crystal and will not precipitate, regardless of temperature or pressure. Since the scale forming ions stay “in solution,” they pass freely through the water system.
Significant Reduction in Corrosion
As the water passes through the Sidon Integro™, the electrons being injected into the solution displace some already captured ions. This allows the “displaced” electrons to become “free electrons” in the solution.
By acquiring or reacquiring a negative charge, colloidal substances such as silica, alumina and rust particles remain in suspension instead of becoming absorbed into calcium, magnesium and iron ions. The acquisition of the negative charge also causes these colloidal substances to be repelled from these ions in the flowing water, and so once again, they pass freely through the water system, thereby significantly reducing corrosion.
Improved Bacteriological Control
Limescale, rust and biofilm are the greatest breeding ground for bacteria (including Legionella) in your water system. Scale build up can harbor Legionella and biofilm organisms, providing the perfect growth medium, which disinfectants have difficulty penetrating. These scale deposits continuously contaminate a system even after disinfection. Biocides and dispersants have proven unreliable in Legionella prevention, with certain strains becoming resistant to particular biocides.
Through the prevention and removal of all limescale build up, the Sidon Integro™ eliminates this breeding ground, diminishing the food source for bacteria and thereby greatly reducing its presence.