Legionella prevention starts with a solid MEP design

The number of legionella outbreaks grows yearly, despite all safety measures and regulations. Against all expectations the source of the contaminations can be found in the cold water pipework. Research by the ISSO (Dutch knowledge institute for installation technology) shows that the main reason lies in the design of the water distribution network. Research The … Continue reading “Legionella prevention starts with a solid MEP design”

Growing number of legionella infected travellers from Dubai

Increasingly people who have been to the United Arab Emirates are infected with the legionella bacteria. It regards 60 Europeans from 13 countries in half a year. They have all become ill after a visit to Dubai and stayed in different hotels. The growing number of infected travellers is reported by the European Centre for … Continue reading “Growing number of legionella infected travellers from Dubai”

ATECA sails the high seas

Copper/silver ionisation, a technique used for more than two decades to combat legionella in pipework, is gaining popularity in the offshore industry. In the early days the main field of application were hospitals. But in the last decennium the use of copper/silver ionisation, the technique ATECA’s ICA system uses, has accelerated and widened significantly. Partly … Continue reading “ATECA sails the high seas”

Copper: an antibacterial trace element

The ICA system is based on copper/silver ionization which adds low concentrations of silver and copper ions to drinking water. The maximum threshold of concentrations that are added to the water are sufficient to eliminate harmful bacteria like legionella. Copper as a purifying precious metal plays an integral part. Admittance by the Ctgb (College for … Continue reading “Copper: an antibacterial trace element”

Ateca reveals the ICA System is being used by Abu Dhabi Clean Technology Investment for its Masdar City project

Masdar City is on a journey to become the world’s most sustainable eco-city. Part of their remit is to dramatically reduce water waste. Something the ICA System is perfectly adapted to support. Why they chose the ICA system? Mark Engelenburg, CEO ATECA: “The ICA system fits into the ‘modern clean tech’ approach that the Masdar … Continue reading “Ateca reveals the ICA System is being used by Abu Dhabi Clean Technology Investment for its Masdar City project”