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Spectrus* OX1203 solid bromine microbiological control agent

Water Technologies & Solutions fact sheet

Spectrus* OX1203

solid bromine microbiological control agent

  • Solid bromine donor
  • Improved worker safety
  • No handling of potentially hazardous liquids
  • High concentration of active ingredient
  • Powerful bromine based antimicrobial
  • Produces a total halogen residual
  • Long lasting controlled release providing controlled protection

description and use

Spectrus OX1203 is a specially formulated solid bromine donor in a stable tablet form. Spectrus OX1203 controls bacterial, fungal and algal slimes in recirculating cooling water in commercial and industrial cooling systems.

Control of microbial populations in cooling systems is essential in order to prevent biofouling. Biofouling in heat exchangers and cooling tower fill reduces heat transfer efficiency leading to higher energy costs. Biofouling can also damage equipment through microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and force unscheduled shutdowns, or extended turnarounds, resulting in lost production.

Biofouling in cooling system can provide an ideal environment for proliferation of Legionella bacteria, the cause of Legionnaires disease. Halogens have been recommended by various agencies as an integral part of Legionella Risk Reduction programmes. Spectrus OX1203 provides a significant halogen residual that can be measured with a standard total halogen test. However, chemical treatment alone will not be effective in reducing health hazards associated with Legionella bacteria. System design, location, maintenance practices and awareness of personnel are essential elements of a successful risk reduction programme.

typical applications

Spectrus OX1203 may be used on a continuous or intermittent basis, and may be used in a programme which includes non-oxidising biocides.

Spectrus OX1203 is EPA registered for use as a disinfectant, fungicide and/or slimicide for commercial and industrial recirculating cooling water systems, industrial once through cooling water systems, and, pulp and paper mills. It also controls bacterial, fungal and algal slimes in air washers and, food and beverage and industrial process pasteurisers, and influent water systems.

treatment and feeding requirements

Proper treatment levels of Spectrus OX1203 depend on many factors, such as system cleanliness, microbial species, nutrient concentration, temperature, and conditions particular to a given installation. The product should be used in accordance with control procedures that VEOLIA establishes for a specific application.

Spectrus OX1203 is designed to be fed via a Brominator, which should be fitted with appropriate safety equipment. Feed is controlled by a simple and accurate total halogen test, or on line total halogen analyser.

Equipment recommendations are available upon request.

general properties

Physical properties of Spectrus OX1203 are shown on the Safety Data Sheet, a copy of which is available upon request.

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packaging information

Spectrus OX1203 is a solid, available in plastic pails. Contact your VEOLIA representative for details.

storage and handling

Store Spectrus OX1203 in a dry, well ventilated area at moderate temperature. Store away from acids. Protect from moisture, extreme heat and direct sunlight. Keep containers closed when not in use.

safety precautions

A Material Safety Data Sheet containing detailed information about this product is available on request.

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