Green Styrian disinfectant

14. April 2020


Access to disinfectants is currently severely limited due to the COVID-19 situation, and demand is therefore high, particularly in hospitals and care facilities. To help alleviate the situation, a procedure has been modified in Styria by the company pro aqua. The key element is the SurfaceCleaner unit, in which flow cells equipped with diamond electrodes electrolyse ordinary water to produce disinfectant in different concentrations.


Modified disinfectant manufacturing process


The core of the new process is the surface cleaner systems developed by pro aqua, in which flow cells equipped with diamond electrodes can produce electrolysis water (disinfection water) in different concentrations. These electrolysis waters can be used in a variety of ways for environmentally friendly disinfection and cleaning and are effective against both viruses (EN14476) and bacteria (EN 1276, EN13697). The plants are already successfully used in nursing homes in the UK. Now these should also support the domestic efforts in the fight against the corona virus.

You can find more details on the SurfaceCleaner systems at


Gentle treatment of waste water
The production of germ-free, pure water and the gentle treatment of waste water is actually the focus of pro aqua in Niklasdorf. The company uses a patented technology to manufacture boron-doped diamond electrodes. These serve the environmentally friendly provision of clean water for drinking and swimming, the cleaning and disinfection of systems and surfaces as well as the provision of cleaned waste water without the addition of chemicals so that they can be discharged cleanly into the environment. This technology dissolves cosmetic particles, oils, microorganisms, pharmaceutical residues and industrial chemicals. What remains is water of very high quality. “Our technology is mainly used in the food industry, for example for washing and disinfecting fruit and vegetables, cleaning and disinfecting systems and surfaces, but also in swimming pools, aquariums or rainwater cisterns,” explains pro aqua Managing Director Wolfgang Staber.

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