Water treatment receives OK from EPA

By Jenni Spinner

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Clearitas is a line of water disinfectants, geared toward commercial water systems.
Clearitas is a line of water disinfectants, geared toward commercial water systems.
Blue Earth Labs has attained EPA registration for its Clearitas treatments for primary disinfecting in commercial water treatment.

Clearitas 450 helps control scale in water systems for food and beverage facilities. Clearitas 350, for controlling pathogens in healthcare facility water systems, also received EPA registration.

Both are designed to eradicate harmful bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica serovar Choleraesius, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and other antibiotic-resistant bugs. Blue Earth Labs reportedly is the first (and currently only) firm to receive EPA registration for scale control products designed for primary disinfecting.

Clean solution

The Clearitas are electrochemically produced form of chlorine in a high-oxidative state designed to attack biofilms and scale that adhere to pipe walls and other wetted surface. The solutions are suitable for removing anchor sites for bacterial growth and prevent future growth.

“The rigorous process performed by the U.S. EPA to register a disinfectant assures potential customers in the food and beverage processing industries that using EPA-registered Clearitas alone in regular cleaning and maintenance of their water system will keep water lines free of harmful pathogens,” said Jason Peters, vice president of product development for Blue Earth Labs.

Ease of use

The Clearitas products require a standard chlorine pump for use. According to the manufacturer, the disinfectants are cost effective and easy to apply.

Clearitas 450 is designed to disrupt the films, residues and scales that attach themselves to wetted surfaces on processing equipment, conveyor belts and sprayers. It is registered by the NSF Nonfood Compounds Program as safe for use in meat, poultry, and other food processing areas.

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