Why Chlorine Dioxide Should be Your Choice for Water Sanitation in Poultry Hatchery Chlorine Dioxide technology has really taken off over the past couple of years in the poultry industry and has shown tobe a great alternative to Chlorine and even stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide for continuous water sanitation. Most ClO2 products on the market are purchased in the Sodium Chlorite form and are not actually Chlorine Dioxide. One of the biggest reason why ClO2 technology is better over other products is because of ClO2’s ability to be a ‘selective’ oxidizer when working in your water system. ClO2 has 2.5 times the oxidation capacity compared to Chlorine or stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide. The reason ClO2 has 2.5 times the capacity is because ClO2 is a ‘selective’ oxidizer meaning it is not greatly affected by ‘organic matter’ or other containments in the water which allows it to be useful at much lower ppm’s or dilutions in your water system. ClO2 can generally be effective at 5 ppm TOTAL and 1 ppm FREE residual activity in your water. Hydrogen Peroxide will oxidize a wide spectrum of substances in your water line which will not always be beneficial and thus Hydrogen Peroxide generally needs to be run between 25 to 50 ppm residual activity for it to be effective. Because Hydrogen Peroxide oxidizes a wide spectrum of substances in water it is generally not recommended to run any other product if you are using Hydrogen Peroxide as your continuous sanitizer. If you want to run Vitamin D for example while using Hydrogen Peroxide the peroxide will most likely oxidize out the active ingredients in the Vitamin D before getting to the bird, rendering the product useless. if you want to run those supportive care products, which most growers like to do from time to time, you need to turn off your water sanitation to run those products. This will then compromise your water system by allowing biofilm and other bacteria to grow and thrive in your lines which will then likely compromise bird health down the road. It has been documented that leaving your water sanitation off for 12 to 24 hours can create an environment for biofilm and bacteria to thrive and grow in your water system. This is also true for Chlorine / Acid, one or both needs to be turned off to run other supportive care products or water soluble antibiotics which negatively affect your overall water sanitation program. It has been well documented that a consistent water sanitation program is one of the best things a poultry grower can do to achieve better overall performance. Using stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide or Chlorine doesn’t allow you to achieve that consistent program. When utilizing ClO2 technology you never have to turn off your system to run other supportive care products or water soluble antibiotics. Since ClO2 is a ‘selective’ oxidizer it doesn’t affect these other products because ClO2 can be effective at much lower ppm levels than any other product. The ONLY time you need to turn off your ClO2 system is when you want to vaccinate or run a probiotic. It is still necessary to turn off your system when using a live organism like a vaccine through your water system. However, with the advancements in vaccine stabilizer technology it should allow you to have your ClO2 system off for no more than 10 hours to run these types of products. As we have worked with this technology and have seen first-hand what it can do including helping with respiratory diseases and improving their overall water sanitation program, there is no doubt that ClO2 is the best option for any poultry grower.
Sterilization Inc.             Offices /  Warehouse            17 E. Lucy Street             Homestead, Fl 33030            clo2sterilization@gmail.com 305-760-9889
Why Chlorine Dioxide Should be Your Choice for Water Sanitation in Poultry Hatchery Chlorine Dioxide technology has really taken off over the past couple of years in the poultry industry and has shown to be a great alternative to Chlorine and even stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide for continuous water sanitation. Most ClO2 products on the market are purchased in the Sodium Chlorite form and are not actually Chlorine Dioxide. One of the biggest reason why ClO2 technology is better over other products is because of ClO2’s ability to be a ‘selective’ oxidizer when working in your water system. ClO2 has 2.5 times the oxidation capacity compared to Chlorine or stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide. The reason ClO2 has 2.5 times the capacity is because ClO2 is a ‘selective’ oxidizer meaning it is not greatly affected by ‘organic matter’ or other containments in the water which allows it to be useful at much lower ppm’s or dilutions in your water system. ClO2 can generally be effective at 5 ppm TOTAL and 1 ppm FREE residual activity in your water. Hydrogen Peroxide will oxidize a wide spectrum of substances in your water line which will not always be beneficial and thus Hydrogen Peroxide generally needs to be run between 25 to 50 ppm residual activity for it to be effective. Because Hydrogen Peroxide oxidizes a wide spectrum of substances in water it is generally not recommended to run any other product if you are using Hydrogen Peroxide as your continuous sanitizer. If you want to run Vitamin D for example while using Hydrogen Peroxide the peroxide will most likely oxidize out the active ingredients in the Vitamin D before getting to the bird, rendering the product useless. That is why you most likely see reactions and plugged lines or nipple drinkers if you run Hydrogen Peroxide with other products. Because you have to run higher ppm levels with Hydrogen Peroxide, the peroxide will oxidize those products creating an unfavorable environment in your water system and plug drinking lines. So if you want to run those supportive care products, which most growers like to do from time to time, you need to turn off your water sanitation to run those products. This will then compromise your water system by allowing biofilm and other bacteria to grow and thrive in your lines which will then likely compromise bird health down the road. It has been documented that leaving your water sanitation off for 12 to 24 hours can create an environment for biofilm and bacteria to thrive and grow in your water system. This is also true for Chlorine / Acid, one or both needs to be turned off to run other supportive care products or water soluble antibiotics which negatively affect your overall water sanitation program. It has been well documented that a consistent water sanitation program is one of the best things a poultry grower can do to achieve better overall performance. Using stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide or Chlorine doesn’t allow you to achieve that consistent program. When utilizing ClO2 technology you never have to turn off your system to run other supportive care products or watersoluble antibiotics. Since ClO2 is a ‘selective’ oxidizer it doesn’t affect these other products because ClO2 can be effective at much lower ppm levels than any other product. The ONLY time you need to turn off your ClO2 system is when you want to vaccinate or run a probiotic. It is still necessary to turn off your system when using a live organism like a vaccine through your water system. However, with the advancements in vaccine stabilizer technology it should allow you to have your ClO2 system off for no more than 12 hours to run these types of products. As we have worked with this technology and have seen first-hand what it can do including helping with respiratory diseases and improving their overall water sanitation program, there is no doubt that ClO2 is the best option for any poultry grower.
Sterilization Inc.             Offices /  Warehouse            17 E. Lucy Street             Homestead, Fl 33030            clo2sterilization@gmail.com 305-760-9889
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