Biofilm is bacteria that grows wherever there is water. In addition to polluting water sources and several chemical processes, biofilm is linked to waterborne diseases in medical industries, making it a contaminant that cannot be ignored. Although current chemical treatments—consisting of increased concentrations of chlorine and monochloramine—are ineffective, cost-effective biofilm solutions are limited. Proprietary chemical treatments may be effective, but are uneconomic for continual use.
A Fortune 400 company purchased and tested the SpiroFlo device in removing both fast- and slow-growing biofilm. Without using any chemicals, the patented SpiroFlo device took the biofilm content in the water from "too many to count" to less than 100 parts per million, a number which means statistically zero. This dramatic biofilm count reduction was achieved in a period of hours, not days.
Although the SpiroFlo device is a key part of the solution, this now free-floating biofilm will need to be flushed out or neutralized (with options like ozone or UV sterilization) before it reattaches downstream, but free-floating bacteria is far easier to treat.