New water treatment for residential heating systems offers sustainbility benefits

Range of benefits over liquid chemicals that answers all the questions….building a solid future

The search for sustainable solutions that help to drive forward the Net Zero Carbon future of heating systems here in the UK has moved on to the use of sustainable water treatment products that will ensure clean water flowing through traditional and renewable heating systems as well as offering a raft of other benefits that will help specifiers, installers and householders.

The DosaFil Residential Technologies water treatment solution relies on being able to provide the active ingredients in a solid paste format that is far lighter, less dangerous to handle and transport, results in zero leakage or spillage, needs zero plastic that ends up in landfill and offers as good or better results once applied to a system. DosaFil has multiple customers that have reported success with the DosaFil solid chemicals and dosing devices that suggest that the results of the solid chemical approach is in all cases as effective as the traditional liquid chemical approach and in many, significantly better.

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DosaFil has introduced a product – a solid paste, chemical cleaner and inhibitor/system protector – for the residential heating and plumbing marketplace. The Dosafil DR range meets all the standards and guidelines that currently exist in the marketplace whilst offering a raft of benefits over liquid solutions for merchants stocking the product and installers using it – including a massive weight reduction for moving the product in bulk, far less space taken up on the merchants shelves and in the installers vans, far less mess – due to no spillage of the liquid product and a range of other benefits that merchants, specifiers and installers will see as real and tangible benefits over the need to work with liquid chemicals.

There are four key products in the range being launched – DR1 solid inhibitor sticks, which is  the first solid inhibitor in the world to gain NSF International CIAS certification – formerly known as BuildCert.

Then there’s DR2 Solid Cleaner sticks, DR3 Solid heavy duty cleaner sticks and DR4 Solid biocide sticks and all the products meet the same standards as the traditional liquid competitors. And the new residential products are already tried and tested on commercial systems for a number of years – it’s just a case of resizing the products to be the perfect match for smaller residential systems.

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The benefits of these exciting new products are many and varied but most simply make huge sense on a day-to-day basis for the people using the products – which is what it’s all about. The most immediately obvious key difference is the weight of the product – a typical treatment for a 100 -litre system with liquid chemicals weighs around 1.16kgs. With the DR products a mere 0.09 kgs. A lot less to carry around and a totally recyclable packaging option – just cardboard to recycle – no plastic bottles to landfill.

The new products are compact and lightweight. With up to 90% of the contents of traditional liquid chemical water treatment products being water and other liquids using a solid product option immediately takes out huge amounts of weight from the situation.

The reduced weight reduces transport costs, fuel use and storage costs at a stroke. The lightweight, non-spillable solid products are easy and safe to handle and transport.

The chemicals in the new DR range are in many cases the same or similar to those used in solution in liquid chemicals, just made hugely easier to handle and use by taking out the liquid. And the solid product gradually dissolves in the system allowing for far better distribution of the chemical dispersed around the system when compared to a single glug of chemical entering the system in one shot, in one place as with liquid chemicals. In addition, they contain industry proven high performance materials to control scale, corrosion and bio fouling – so quite simply a no brainer for all concerned.

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