At Micromanagement, we have patented, state-of-the-art Acute remediation technology that we use to establish microbial control. We also have best-in-class, precision-engineered continuous supplemental disinfection (CSD) technology that we use to maintain microbial control. The combination of our Acute and CSD treatment technologies help to establish and maintain sustainable, broad-spectrum microbial control necessary to the prevention of disease.
Acute Technology for Remedial Treatment
Our Acute treatment process was invented by world-renowned disinfection chemists. The technology is covered by US Patent No. 10,696,572, Methods for Eradicating Biofilms from Plumbing Systems, (Rosenblatt and Gordon), issued on June 30, 2020. Micromanagement Inc. acquired exclusive rights to the remediation technology.
The patented Acute remediation process uses a combination of chemicals, including the oxidizing biocides chlorine and chlorine dioxide, each of which is approved for drinking water systems. The Acute treatment protocol was designed to target plumbing biofilms, the complex heterogeneous aggregates of microorganisms and exogenous materials embedded in a highly hydrated matrix made up of a variety of constituents, including polysaccharides, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.
The development, chemical composition, microbial diversity, morphology and activity of plumbing biofilms are affected by a number of factors, including water temperature, pH, hardness, disinfection history and the composition of the plumbing surface upon which the biofilm forms. For example, biofilms that form on copper pipes in a building’s hot water system are different from the biofilms that form on the interior surfaces of transmission mains, even in the same overall water system. Acute treatment implemented by the Micromanagement team has proven effective at managing risk across a wide range of water systems, even where the repeated application of traditional remediation methods, such as thermal shock and hyper-chlorination, have failed.
Continuous Supplemental Disinfection for Ongoing Treatment
Chlorine, used to treat public water supplies for over 120 years, has proven reliable for safe, broad-spectrum disinfection. Properly applied, it has few unintended consequences. In most cases, if water usage is sufficient, the chlorine residual in the water supplied to the building persists throughout the building all the way to the sinks, showers, and other water use end points. However, when the water is heated the chlorine residual is rapidly depleted. Therefore, we most often apply continuous supplemental disinfection (CSD) with chlorine to the recirculating hot water system, in order to replace the chlorine in the supply water that is lost on heating.
By using precision dosing equipment, special sensors and positive feedback control, we are able to remotely monitor water quality and maintain chlorine residual levels throughout the building’s hot water system all the way to the sinks, showers, and other water use end points. Our target chlorine residual levels typically are comparable to the levels in the cold-water supply at the intake, about 0.5–1.0 parts-per-million. The details of our continuous supplemental disinfection (CSD) protocols are always tailored to the specific facility.
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Micromanagement offers comprehensive turnkey services for the reliable, regulation-compliant treatment of potable water systems in buildings. We help you protect your patients, residents, guests, staff and visitors from Legionnaires’ disease and other plumbing-associated infections. Call or write to us today to learn more about our services.