Lower the bacteria level and save
millions of liters of water every year

Today’s wastewater treatment plants effectively purify the incoming greywater from waste and organic matter. But after the water has passed the last biofilter, it still contains large amounts of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. With Anolytech’s environmentally friendly and EU-approved system, microorganisms are effectively killed with our unique disinfection solution AnoDes, which is added to the water. AnoDes lowers the bacteria level so much that the outgoing water can be reused – and millions of liters of water can be saved every year.

With a view to agenda 2030

Today, the global goals in Agenda 2030 place high demands on all functions of society to save water through reduced consumption and increased reuse. A wastewater treatment plant has great opportunities to contribute to this work by disinfecting the water before it is discharged or reused. Anolytech offers an EU-approved disinfection system that effectively kills harmful microorganisms through an environmentally friendly circular process that reduces the use of hazardous chemicals and transport – and above all saves huge amounts of water.

Powerful bactericidal effect

AnoDes already in small doses kills bacteria, viruses, spores, mold and fungus, as well as removes and prevents the growth of biofilm in water systems. Among other things, AnoDes attack proteins in the cell membranes of microorganisms and destroy them so that the cell ruptures and dies. Thanks to the direct mechanism of action, it does not matter whether the bacteria are resistant or multi-resistant to antibiotics.

Site-made and environmentally friendly

AnoDes are made from only water, salt and electricity and the result is a unique pH-optimized hypochlorous acid with powerful bactericidal effect. Production takes place on site in the treatment plant in a plant that is connected to the outgoing water. Since AnoDes does not contain any hazardous chemicals, the disinfectant solution is both environmentally friendly and harmless to humans and animals.

Lowered bacteria level saves water

Anolytech’s plant is connected as a final step in the plant’s purification process after waste and organic matter have been filtered out. By continuously dosing AnoDes in the outgoing water of the treatment plant, the bacterial content can be radically reduced to a level corresponding to serviceable bathing water and
released into the sea. The outgoing water can also be reused as technical water for internal processes or resold. Anolytech’s system allows the municipality to reuse greywater in several different ways and reduce the consumption of water by millions of liters every year.

Sustainable circular process

Traditional disinfection is often a linear process where environmentally hazardous and harmful disinfectants are transported, used and give rise to residues that must be taken care of. Anolytech’s system is a sustainable circular process without hazardous residues. After the disinfection, AnoDes returns to its natural components and the harmless residues can accompany the water into the sea or further when recycling the water.

Improves the work environment

Since AnoDes does not contain any hazardous chemical substances, the staff at the treatment plant do not have to deal with harmful chemicals that require protective clothing and protective masks. Anolytech’s system also improves the working environment for those who come into contact with the recycled technical water. Purchaser of the water, or other municipal activities that use technical water for for example, pressure washing or irrigation, there is no risk of being exposed to waterborne bacteria or other infectious agents. Since no hazardous chemicals are used, the transport of dangerous goods is also reduced, as well as the amount of packaging that needs to be taken care of.

Easy installation and low operating costs

The production facility consists of a control unit, a salt container and a mixing module. The plant is easy to install and has low energy consumption and low salt cost. Disinfection is done automatically, with the exception of filling salt delivered in sacks. The facility can either be rented or purchased by Anolytech. Both situations require a service agreement with Anolytech in order for the right function and end product to be guaranteed.

Strong research support

There is strong research support for the use of “electrolyzed” water to kill bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. Among other things, it has been shown to be effective against most common bacterial pathogens such as Legionella, salmonella, e.coli, listeria, vibrio, staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, spore-forming bacteria and viruses (including norovirus) as well as fungi.

reuse of contaminated water

What is AnoDes
  • There can be 700 - 800 different types of bacteria in the drinking water in a stable environment. Often, ordinary water samples measure only a few of these. Anolytech's AnoDes effectively kill all types of bacteria.
  • The bactericidal effect of concentrated AnoDes is 200 times higher than that of chlorine.
  • AnoDes attack, among other things, proteins in the cell membranes of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms so that the cell ruptures and dies.
  • Periodic disinfection efforts can be both expensive and difficult to carry out as the animals need to be moved. With AnoDes, the disinfection takes place continuously with the animals on site.
  • Once used up, AnoDes returns to its constituents: 99.5% water and 0.5% biodegradable substances. This makes AnoDes completely risk-free for both animals and nature. Bacteria that are multi-resistant to antibiotics are not a problem as AnoDes kill these as effectively as other bacteria.

"Our municipality has chosen to start using AnoDes as a way to reuse 75,000,000 liters of water annually. By producing a technical water to use for the internal processes, our treatment plant can relieve the municipality's drinking water production."

Operations manager for wastewater treatment plants in southern Swedish municipality

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