In recent years, the problems of legionella became the number one topic in water safety for western countries. Much different than other germs, legionella are not a problem originating from the water supply. However, the problems of legionella contamination arise within the water system, since legionella flourishes at temperatures between 30 to 55°C.
Common practices to limit legionella contamination are 70°C hot water temperature, removal of dead ends etc. Unfortunately, often the problem with legionella is more fundamental, for example, old houses lack streamlined, modern plumbing systems and cannot reach the necessary temperature. Also, many organizations aim to lower the operation temperature of the hot water system, to reduce the energy consumption significantly.
All these factors lead to an increased need for legionella filtration. We at Novamem adapted our water filtration membrane to filter off legionella pneumophila.
Specific to this application, Novamem developed a standard 10-inch filter cartridge for Legionella filtration. With our competence as filter developer and producer, we are always open to supply your company as an OEM!