Europe would like to see more reuse for crop irrigation. This practice would reduce the abstraction of water from rivers and groundwater. Water resources would then be better protected. Furthermore, as for industrialists, the cost of drinking water is a burden that weighs heavily on farming operations. It very quickly becomes interesting to set up high-performance systems to disinfect drainage water and remove the bacteria in contains, in order to reuse is as irrigation water.
To treat irrigation water for hydroponic greenhouse crops, we have developed GERMI SERRE. Specially designed and developed for producers of hydroponic fruit, vegetables or other plants, our UV reactors, which operate independently, can help limit fertiliser, energy and water costs. In contact with ultraviolet light, the water is disinfected for reuse, without any risk of contaminating the crops.
The quality of water intended for animal feed is an important issue for farmers. Animals must be in good health to provide products with a reliable sanitary value. In some cases, the water may need to be over-chlorinated. However, it should be kept in mind that a too high chlorine dose may have different consequences depending on the type of livestock reared. There may be a link between certain issues with reproduction in some farm animals as well as adverse effects of disinfection by-products. A good hard management therefore requires that the water supply is carefully monitored.
To prevent any zootechnical and contamination risk, water intended for animal watering must be regularly analysed and effectively treated. UV disinfection is the only effective barrier against Cryptosporidium and Gardia, two types of protozoa found in water. To meet the needs of livestock farmers, we have developed a range of specific UV reactors (GERMICHLORE) for the treatment of trough water. By combining UVs with chlorination, you can reduce the amount of chlorine injected into the water. This double barrier improves the taste of water without any risk for the herd.