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The first antimicrobial hand shower

04-03-2008 05:57 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: LEGIO e.K.

Most of the millionfold used hand showers in hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, industrial firms and private households are sources of bacterial contamination. Due to the technical construction water stagnates in the built-in hollow spaces, which give optimal conditions for a germ formation in the muggy climate of sanitary facilities. Attention should be paid to Legionella, a genus of bacteria which is taken into the lung and can cause difficult diseases. The more easily operated and adjustable the handshower is featured, the more hollow spaces can normally be found.

LEGIO resolves this problem with a special developed technology. On the one hand we consequently renounce every hollow space in the hand shower and on the other hand a biocide metal grounding mat is integrated which destroy germs in case of contact. This metal grounding mat, called LEGIO.cut, is the real innovation. This development arises from the processing technology and it is already used in procedural circulations and for fish farms successful, although it is only for a short time available.

LEGIO.cut is a contact catalyzer, whose high efficient antimicrobial effect happens mainly at the surface so that no big quantitites of Ions are released. LEGIO.cut consists of a high-grade steel frame with microporous noble metal coating, which is surrounded with minor quantities of a further platinum metal. For activiation this surface is conditioned by a finishing treatment. Through extensive washing all possible to be released molecules are removed.

Certainly, a handshower featured with LEGIO.cut, is not in a position to crucify all germs completely which flow in the main systems subsequently. The critical area of the highest bacterial contamination is the barrier between ambient air and drinking water system, thus in the hand shower, which is reliably protected. An area which, just as the cold water pipe, of no as often as possible thermal disinfection, i.e. the heating of the hot water circulation to above 60°C, can be achieved.

LEGIO e.K.
Dipl. Ing. Rainer Kaifel
Schlattgrabenstraße 10
72141 Walddorfhäslach
GERMANY
Phone: +49 (0)71 27 - 89 05 47
Fax: +49 (0)71 27 - 89 05 48
E-Mail: info@legio.com
Website: www.legio.com

Company´s profile:

LEGIO was established on January 1, 1999. Owner of the company is Dipl. Ing. Rainer Kaifel.

LEGIO offers the following services:

- consulting for problems of Microbiology, especially Legionella in water supply systems
- disinfection of contaminated water supply systems as service (innovation award 2001)

Since 2002 Ultrafiltration plants are used. LEGO is also manufacturing own Ultrafiltration plants for 2003.

Ultrafiltration plants are deployed in sanitarian distribution systems as a protection against Legionella and other drinking water germs. These include amongst others the protection against Legionella in cooling towers and air-conditioning systems in production processes and in public water supply systems (currently 80% of the turnover).

LEGIO has own agencies in Germany, Austria, Slovenia (for Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia), Ecuador (for South America), La Palma (for Canaries), China, Australia, Thailand and South Korea, Greece and Turkey. Our staff talk English, Spanish and Italian. The company has own 12 regular employees and 25 freelancer.

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