HydroBio® Advance: Real Time Biofilm Measurement and Innovative Legionella Risk Assessment Tool

ICL Water Solutions – an ICL business unit – launches a new and innovative online method to determine and monitor biofilm in all water systems.

Online PR News – 15-January-2014 – LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY – With Hydrobio® Advance, you adjust in real time your treatment program: the right biocide, the right dosage at the right time. Respond to changes faster and improve water systems reliability with real time information using the ICL Water Solutions HydroBio® Advance.

Biofilms have in water and especially cooling systems ideal conditions to grow: right temperature, high amount of nutrients and a lot of sunlight. Each year biofilm costs industry billions:
• Biofilm reduces heat transfer and increases your energy requirements
• Biofilm provides an environment for anaerobic bacteria which corrode your system
• Biofilm is a source for dangerous bacteria like Legionella
That is why the the control of the biofilm is essential in water systems to limit the bacteria development such as Legionella. The monitoring of biofilm thickness is crucial in microbiological growth control. ICL Water Solutions brings to market a new and innovative online method to determine and monitor biofilm: HydroBio® Advance is designed to automatically monitor the thickness and the development of the biofilm, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This innovative method combines a highly sensitive measurement of heat transfer with biofilm thickness.

HydroBio® Advance allows you to save up to 50% of overall operational costs:
• Reducing biocide consumption and environmental footprint
• Reducing maintenance costs and system downtime
• Improving your system performance
• Ensuring the safety and health of your workers
Consult us on www.iclwater.com or send us an email to water.solutions@icl-pp.com for further information.

About ICL Water Solutions
ICL Water Solutions is a division of ICL Performance Products, which benefits from a long tradition of chemical specialties. ICL Water Solutions provides solutions, chemicals and service for all kinds of water treatment. With decades of experience in Water Treatment, ICL Water Solutions combines innovative technologies and services provided by high skilled engineers. Thanks to an intensive research and development, and to our own production facilities, we can offer an extensive range of products as well as tailor-made solutions to cover every specific application and help you optimize the efficiency of your water processes achieving the greatest economy and long-term operational reliability.

ICL Water Solutions – BK Giulini GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)211 797 1938