Legionella Water

Legionella Water

Copper - The Bacteria Killing Machine

Copper is widely recognised for its bacteria killing properties but if you were ever considering just how effective copper is when it comes to killing bacteria, here is the information you have been looking for. MRSA - Copper alloys kill more than 99.9% of MRSA within two hours - Stainless steel did not exhibit any antimicrobial efficacy. Ecoli - Over 99.9% of E. coli microbes are killed after just 1–2 hours on copper. On stainless steel surfaces, the microbes can survive for weeks.

How to Prevent Legionella in Hot Water Cylinders

Legionella remains relatively uncommon in the UK, however when incidents do occur, the finger of blame is often pointed at bacteria in stored water. The risk of bacteria developing within a storage device will be largely dependent on 4 key factors

1.    The Movement of the Water Water that is stagnant for a prolonged period of time can be a breeding ground for bacteria such as legionella, which is why the correct sizing of a cylinder is a key element of any project.

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