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Water Treatment with Copper & Silver How does it work?
Copper silver ionisation is a water treatment method that removes bacteria based on the purifying effect of copper and silver ions. These ions control growth and disarm harmful bacteria in drinking water installations, such as Pseudomonas, Legionella, and E. coli. The 3 step water treatment process of copper silver ionisation is described below.
A small electric current passes through the copper and silver electrodes. The silver (Ag+) and copper (Cu2+) ions are released in the drinking water installation. These ions are transported throughout the entire system and stay active up to 6 weeks.
The dissolved ions get into contact with the micro-organisms. These micro-organisms can be bacteria, but also viruses, parasites, and fungi. The contamination is controlled in the most inaccessible places, because of the flow and diffusion in the water.
The copper and silver ions conjointly work together to disarm the bacteria, stop growth, and obstruct biofilm production. This is done in three ways: 1) attack the cell membrane, 2) distort the proteins, and 3) disrupt the reproductive system.
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Copper Silver Ionisation Is it a safe water treatment method?
Yes, it is a safe water treatment method. The ICA system and its copper silver ionisation technology have been extensively researched and comply with all strict requirements. Click on the tabs below to read more about the safety and proven track record of ATECA and the ICA system.
Copper and silver have been used since antiquity for their antibacterial and antiviral properties. In the 1960s, NASA used these properties to develop the copper silver ionization technology.It was safer than chlorine and a corrosion-free method to purify water in spacecrafts.
After NASA, organizations were granted permission to use copper silver ionization for water treatment. ATECA was the first to manufacture and distribute this technology in the Netherlands. Our product is the ICA System, which stands for Ionization Cu Ag.
In 2007, ATECA went international. Today, the ICA System can be found in 15 countries. We collaborate with 19 partners , such as suppliers, consultancy agencies, and international distributors. At ATECA, we are convinced that smooth collaboration contributes to combating harmful bacteria worldwide.
We are active in a variety of industries, from hospitals to hotels and prisons to Super Yachts. Click here to view the complete list of international industries. The usage of copper silver ionization is dependent on national legislation. Contact us to find out if the ICA System can be applied in your industry and country.
The ICA system has been extensively researched and complies with all strict requirements of the Ctgb, KIWA, and HSE. This means that the ICA System is safe for people and the environment and effective in bacterial control and prevention.
Additionally, ATECA is an authorized ECHA Article 95 list supplier of copper and silver electrodes. We utilize the highest quality of 99.9% Copper and 99.99% Fine Silver.
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The ICA System stays well-below the guideline of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO provided the guideline that silver concentrations up to 0.1 mg / liter (100 ppb) drinking water pose no health risks. The ICA System doses only a small amount or 0.02 to 0.04 mg / liter (20-40 ppb) silver in drinking water. Moreover, a total lifetime intake or 10 g of silver is considered to be the human no-observed-adverse-effect level (NOAEL). Drinking purified water or the ICA System for over 70 years would only lead to 1 or 2 g of silver. This can be considered as negligible.
The ICA System is equipped with a unique online dashboard, the ICA ServiceLink. The ICA ServiceLink continuously monitors the live functioning of the ICA System. It contains all the necessary information and documents in one place. The ATECA Water Experts monitor operations and send notifications when service is required. Thereby, we can guarantee a smooth ionization process and safe operations or your ICA System.
Drinking water contaminations, how do you deal with it? There is a chance that your organisation ends up in a vicious circle of contamination, source and site survey, cleansing with a thermal or chemical treatment followed by standard protocol such as flushing activities and installation adjustments. Without guarantee that the contamination problem will be solved.
Often, this leads to unnecessary costs and endless frustrations. Do you recognize this?
With the ICA system you can break this vicious circle and solve the contamination once and for all.
ATECA Watercare & services, has been and still is a fantastic partnership for many years. The support given by them has been key to operate our business and business continuation. Over the years ATECA has been a lifesaver in pro actively protecting our buildings EMEA wide.
Benjamin CarisCoordinator Field Service - Aqua Assistance
Ateca is a professional party that delivers high-quality products. Products usually last a long time and the maintenance on these installations is zero. In addition, it is a partner who thinks along with the customer in water management and seeks customized solutions to arrange the water management for every owner as efficiently as possible. They also deliver custom made gatekeepers, since every installation is different.
In addition, they use a high service level!
Guaranteed results at Ateca, with a good price, good product, good service and pleasant cooperation.
Shalvee SharmaSenior Estimation Engineer - Water Bird
My favorite suppliers!
Serving excellent products with prompt response and timely delivery always.
Good luck to your entire team
Paul IjzermanProperty manager - Landal Greenparks
We had a massive legionella problem in our bungalowpark. In june 2015 we decided to try the Copper Silver Ionisation (ICA) produced by ATECA. We couldn't be more pleased! No more legionella and no more worries. Our staff in particular is very happy about this purchase.
The ICA System yields considerable cost savings in line with energy objectives. Although copper silver ionisation sounds like a big investment, you can save substantially by breaking the vicious circle in an earlier stage and by decreasing the following costs:
Is your ICA System six months contamination free? Decrease the flushing activities from once per week to once per month.
Is your ICA System six months contamination free? Decrease the water temperature return from 60 °C to 50 °C.
With the ICA System, corrosion is a thing of the past and chemicals are no longer needed. This means less maintenance and unnecessary costs for replacement work.
ATECA offers 24/7 live monitoring with our unique ICA ServiceLink. It automatically organizes all relevant information. Thereby, decreasing the burden.
The strength of ATECA lies in the management and monitoring of the ICA System. With personal support, 24/7 monitoring, and the unique ICA ServiceLink we can guarantee safe operations of the ICA System.
One of our Water Experts will offer you personal support and short communication lines. He or she will be your go-to person.