‘Harmless’ disinfectant to be integrated into aquaculture technology
Norway-Sweden collaboration will develop new solutions for optimisation of water quality and hygiene
Norwegian aquaculture ozone and oxygen specialist Redox has announced a collaboration with Swedish company Anolytech, which supplies equipment for the on-site production of an environmentally friendly disinfectant.
The companies will develop new solutions for optimisation of water quality and hygiene for the aquaculture and fishery industries. Redox will also offer Anolytech’s products on a stand-alone basis.
Redox, owned by Norwegian seafood investor Bluefront Equity, has developed a complete water purification and hygiene system for wellboats and stun-and-bleed vessels, and its ozone systems are used as disinfectant for several parts of the value chain, for example the water intake at land-based aquaculture facilities.
Anolytech has developed a technical solution that enables production of its “AnoDes” disinfectant at the site it will be used. AnoDes, based on pH-optimised hypochlorous acid created using only water, salt, and electricity, is said to kill bacteria, viruses, mould, fungi and spores and stop the growth of biofilm in water.
Hypochlorous acid is a weak acid formed when chlorine is dissolved in water and cannot exist in pure form, but only as an aqueous solution. Anolytech says that after AnoDes has been used, the residue is a harmless mix of 99.5% water and 0.5% biodegradable matter that can be disposed of down the drain.
The company’s current main market is Europe and customers in ocean-based industries, agriculture, the food industry, hotels and property, public sector, and healthcare. Anolytech is headquartered in Ystad, Sweden, and the company has offices in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, and Spain.
“This strategic cooperation agreement underlines our continuous efforts to offer the fishery and aquaculture industries the best possible solutions for improved biosecurity and fish welfare, with smallest possible environmental footprint and increased profitability for the customer,” said Redox managing director Jonas Bergman in a press release.
“Redox’s strong position within the aquaculture and fishery industries makes them the right cooperation partner for us,” said Anolytech managing director Sandra Lindström.
“Both companies see great potential in developing new solutions that improve water quality and reduce chemical discharges. The interest in sustainable technology solutions is increasing and we expect to be part of driving this change together with Redox.”