Potable Water Treatment

Water purity and water integrity is at the heart of most aspects of life – Commercial AND Domestic. Zychem Technologies is the Australasian leader in Chlorine Dioxide solutions for water purification – a biosecurity agent that the World Health Organisation has branded the most powerful water sanitiser available today.

During the 1940s, science research uncovered a veritable gift from science called Chlorine Dioxide – the selective oxidizing capacity of a molecular compound known as ClO2, something not to be confused with Chlorine.

Selective Oxidization is quite simply a bit of magic when it comes to the science of water purification. It’s a process whereby electron-rich substances living in water (that cause water impurity) give up their electrons in a redox reaction. As a result, they die off and leave the water in a purer state. Chlorine dioxide then performs its secondary magic – It decomposes and biodegrades to sodium chlorite (more often referred to as common salt!) leaving no chemical residue or by product.

This means that when chlorine dioxide is added to a water source, it will target the nasties that can sometimes lurk– Pathogens, bacteria, mosquito larvae mould, biofilm and other nasties such as cryptosporidium, giardia, listeria, fungi, and viruses. But leave thereafter like a party guest who won’t be missed.

This is distinct from most other popular “water purification” and filtration measures that strictly address water taste and odour – a somewhat counterproductive measure if the underlying integrity of the water purity is left unaddressed.

Despite being a tightly held commercial secret for many decades, Chlorine Dioxide is emerging in today’s world as a hero agent in biosecurity measures. Most notably, its reputation is fast being galvanized as the most effective and safest water purification method on the planet today, something endorsed by the WHO. Zychem Technologies are Australia’s leading supplier of Chlorine Dioxide – product innovators and passionate research and developers.

Don’t take our word for it though. Chlorine dioxide has an impressive resume of global approvals from government and regulatory bodies.

Suitable for treating:

Rainwater reservoir collection

Domestic household tank water

Commercial onsite tank water for remote or semi remote water supplies

Municipal Water storage

Recreational Caravan and Boating water supplies

Commercial Shipping and Maritime Vessel water supplies

Animal Drinking Water reservoirs for farming environments

Farm & Agricultural Water Storage for crops, grains and growing

Mining Site Water supplies pertaining to off grid populations

Aviation crafts with onboard tanks for human consumption

Water recycling units

Water Transport Tankers


Stagnant, untreated water is rarely suitable for human and animal consumption. Untreated water almost always contains some kind of microscopic and microbial load be it water borne bacteria such as listeria or fungi, pathogens, viruses, mosquito larvae, fungi, biofilm, or mould.

Pipework used to transport drinking water can be its own contaminating agent. The integrity of water collection points are also variants such as unclean roofs and gutters in the case of rainwater harvesting.

In a commercial setting, contaminated water can impact many outcomes especially in the landscape of employee and customer health standards, harvest outcomes for horticultural agricultural applications, animal care and farming, food growing and food processing.

Popular traditional water treatment and filtering methods tend to address water taste and odour factors only. End users rarely question whether their filtering system is actually addressing overall water integrity and water purity.

Chlorine dioxide works by destroying micro-organisms, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi and mould. The science of how this works is highly documented

Why You Will Want To Use Zychem Technologies to Address All Your Sanitation Needs

We Innovate

If the right solution doesn’t exist, we’ll create it! Zychem has a long history of innovation and has developed a number of patented solutions to meet client needs, including proprietary gas infusion technology that has been used for more than 10 years. In addition, we have exclusively specialised chemical solutions.

We Are Problem Solvers

We look at your site holistically to help solve problems in the most cost effective way. Often, chemical remediation is only part of the solution. That’s why Zychem’s experienced personnel are armed with aeration, filtration and mechanical expertise to provide a comprehensive approach to each site’s particular problem.

We Have The Experience

As well as Zychem’s 25+ years of experience, we have an extensive network of skilled consultants throughout Australasia and the world who we regularly call upon to address a wide range of solutions. When you work with us you get access to wide ranging expertise.

Global Suppliers

Although headquartered in Australia, Zychem’s products are supplied widely throughout New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Cost Effective Solutions

As the largest chlorine dioxide company in Australasia, we are able to consistently provide you with the most cost effective solutions to whatever your problems are.

We Are Chlorine Dioxide Specialists

We are the only chlorine dioxide specialists that supply all forms of chlorine dioxide whether that be; liquid, gas, tablet, powder or gel. Each method serves a specific purpose, meaning Zychem can achieve the optimum application every time.

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