Disinfection - Cell Disintegration Unit




The CELL DISINTEGRATION UNIT™ takes a fresh approach to portable and industrial wastewater disinfection 

As demand for more clean water escalates, it has become  significantly more important to produce cleaner industrial effluent. In some receiving waters, the discharge of secondary treated effluent will still degrade the water quality and inhibit aquatic life.  There are also increasing concerns about the impacts of exposure to chemical compounds with endocrine disrupting activities in the environment. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) have been reported in water, sediment and serum, as well as in fish tissue samples, at levels that can trigger endocrine disruption in humans and wildlife.

With ever increasing water treatment costs and the collective potential for water bourne disease, there is an ever growing need to effectively treat and recycle industrial wastewater.

The CDU™ is an innovative mechanical chlorine free alternative technology which offers industry a more efficient and cost effective solution to disinfect water and wastewater.  This system provides increased safety levels to  the operator and the consumer with far less maintenance compared to conventional disinfection systems.

Breaking up is not hard to do

CDU™ uses a series of intricate stators and rotors with varying channels and chambers to produce high sheer and extreme pressure fluctuations. These pressure fluctuations produce cavitation in the chambers. When pressures are reduced to below the vapour pressure of the liquid, small bubbles form and collapse. Extremely high temperatures and pressure gradients are produced in the vicinity of the collapsing bubbles.

These violent forces and a wide range of sound frequencies are transmitted throughout the liquid body as shock waves that disseminate four times faster than the speed of sound in air. The combined physical actions break organic matter encasing pathogens, denaturing and rupturing cell walls to destroy bacteria, viruses, parasites and EDCs.

A small amount of oxidant (ozone) is incorporated into the liquid mass by gas-liquid interface to further assist in the destruction of chemical compounds such as phenols and cyanides. Due to the CDU™ ability to effectively mix and disperse the oxidant being used, the microscopic size ozone bubbles are kept in suspension for the life of the ozone. This has proven effective in reducing turbidity by oxidizing dissolved organic matter present in colloidal forms and colours to restore the natural clarity of the effluent.

We can show compelling evidence of the financial benefits and green credentials of the CDU™ compared to other disinfected products on the market. The advanced chemical free ozone disinfection process, not only reduces operating costs, it is deemed safer than chlorine which has to be stored on site (highly poisonous in the event of an accidental release).

CDU™ is fully automated and equipped with intelligent sensors to allow self-regulating processing. Our optional intelligent control and reporting systems include telemetric ability which enables our technicians to remotely monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot regardless of geographical location.

The Chlorine Demand

Of the large number of disinfection technologies employed in the treatment of water, chlorination has been the most widely use disinfection method over the past century. However, over the last fifteen years some 600 individual disinfection by-products (DBP), representing several chemical classes, have been identified in chlorinated drinking water. Growing public health concerns over potentially harmful DBP’s which elevate the risks of developing certain cancers inspired Inna Water’s investigation into alternative disinfection technologies and the subsequent development of the CDU™.

Oil Eliminator enables the safe disposal of oil and food solids without the need to remove rancid manhole covers for pumping. It takes less than two minutes per day for restaurant staff to carry out routine maintenance and cleaning at the end of service. All units are constructed from 304 stainless steel without electrical mechanical parts which are prone to failure. Recovered oil is suitable for recycling along with fryer oils, unlike brown grease captured by conventional systems. Although GRU’s are more expensive, a return on investment can be realised in as little one year when reduced maintenance and pest control costs are taken into consideration.