Water is a fundamental human need and access to clean water a basic human right, according to the United Nations. Drinking water quality is therefore essential for public health; however, 10% of the global population do not have access to improved drinking-water sources.
In 2017, 5.3 billion people used safely managed drinking-water services (WHO). However, at least 2 billion people used a drinking water source contaminated with faeces, being at risk of disease transmission such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio, according to the same organization. Water contamination, however, does not only occur in the form of microorganisms, chemical pollution can also occur, if there is an inadequate management of urban, industrial, and agricultural wastewater.
Freebac is a hydrogen peroxide-based product, stabilised within a gel, and does not contain silver or other heavy metals. It breaks down easily and naturally into water and oxygen, without any disinfection by-product products (DBP), making is a sustainable disinfection. The product has applications in many industries around the world, including municipal sector (waterworks, public buildings, swimming facilities, etc.), aquaculture, agriculture, shipping, offshore etc. Freebac has been submitted to ECHA for authorisation under the BPR for diverse product types.
Freebac is ready to be the sustainable and cost-effective alternative to chlorination. Our customers have reported positive experiences with Freebac: easy use, not damaging for the human health without increased toxicity to the surroundings and, the most important, good disinfection results.