Drinking water, in many developed countries, has stringently controlled standards. However, water distribution systems within buildings can become colonized with bacteria and other microorganisms.
The main causes for bacterial growth in water systems within buildings are water stagnation, inappropriate water temperatures, and dead ends. These factors, plus the presence of particles and nutrients, contribute to the rapid formation of biofilm. Biofilm is extremely difficult to eradicate once established. Bacteria are released from the biofilm into the water stream, and may reach taps or showers.
Pall offers a broad product portfolio covering water system monitoring, and specialized filtration from the point of building entry through the point of use at taps, showers and other water sources. This portfolio assures the highest filtration efficiency for particles and waterborne bacteria, protozoa, fungi and particles in water networks