EBED Performance Water
Net Zero Charge:
Use of the EBED Processor changes the Zeta Potential of suspended colloids in the water, allowing the charge to approach zero. When this occurs, the particles are able to agglomerate (particles merge, creating clusters), which can be filtered out of the water.
Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP):
ORP is a measurement associated with the potential for a chemical (in this case water) to oxidise. Oxidation is often used to kill bacteria in solution. The higher the ORP, the faster the bacteria are killed/oxidized. EBED Performance Water has a higher ORP than other water types, which allows it to kill bacteria more readily.
< 100 nanometers in diameter
The EBED Processor is a Superior Biofilm Remediation Method
*The EBED Process does not remove all mineral deposition, often referred to as “scaling”.
Biofilm is Naturally Occurring Yet Potentially Harmful
Biofilm forms in environments where water meets a surface
Microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses) merge and grow into a complex matrix that attaches to surfaces
Microorganisms thrive and grow in the biofilm environment, which offers protection from antibiotics and biocides
Biofilm is very difficult to remove, especially without the introduction of physical and chemical measures, which are often ineffective, or potentially harmful to human health
Biofilm is Pervasive in All Standard Water Systems
Biofilm is difficult to detect, even in well maintained systems
The thickness of biofilm could be 200 microns, which is virtually imperceptible
Yet 200 microns of biofilm has a profound negative impact on heat transfer efficiency
Heat Transfer is Dramatically Impacted by Only Microns of Biofilm
The efficiency of heat transfer decreases significantly with small layers of biofilm (200 microns)
Biofilm lowers the amount of heat that can be transferred by acting as insulation
Note that nearly 80% of efficiency is lost in a hastelloy pipe between 0 and 200 microns of biofilm
Even a 10 micron layer of biofilm in copper pipe can reduce heat transfer efficiency by 72%
To Achieve Maximum Heat Transfer Gains, Biofilm Needs to be Virtually Removed
The greatest impact of biofilm on heat transfer is within the first 100-200 microns
The biggest increases in efficiency from reducing biofilm are in materials that have very high conductivity, eg. Copper and Aluminum, specifically when the biofilm thickness approaches 0 microns.