Hospitals, old people’s and nursing homes, but also private practices bear a special responsibility towards their patients. The weakening of the immune system of sick and elderly people as well as the endangerment of the employees, who become ill themselves or become the carrier of the germs, places very special demands on drinking water hygiene. A central role is played by bacteria and germ-free water. Everyone involved is in constant contact with water, be it in the form of drinking water, while showering and bathing or while cleaning. Inadequate drinking water hygiene, especially in the medical field, quickly leads to unacceptable, if not fatal, conditions.
The standard method used to solve this problem is usually the thermal disinfection. This not only has clear weaknesses, but is ecologically questionable and with high cost relations. Boosting the water to at least 70 degrees Celsius often needs to be repeated in order to be effectively effective. But to ensure a constant water quality, other solutions should be used. In the meantime, everyone involved is aware that alternatives to thermal disinfection must be found if 100% secure drinking water is required, as in the medical sector.
The optimum solution here is the treatment process of the membrane technology. In this case, water is forced under pressure through a spiral membrane which is so fine that even the smallest molecular constituents, such as e.g. Viruses and hormones are safely removed from the drinking water. In addition, this treatment process is highly economical and ecologically meets the worldwide requirements.