AIS is committed to improving awareness and education about the alternative methods of water disinfection and the dangers and environmental consequences of dosing water with large quantities of chemicals.
AIS’ commitment to industry education includes attending and sponsoring key industry events (see below). AIS’ CEO Elena Gosse is also a highly sought-after guest speaker.
- 2016 Splash! Trade Expo and Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. SILVER SPONSOR, EXHIBITOR & SPEAKER
- 2015 Australian Amusement and Recreation Association (AALARA), Gold Coast, Australia. AQUATICS SESSION SPONSOR, EXHIBITOR & SPEAKER
- 2015 Piscine Splash! Trade Expo, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. EXHIBITOR & SPEAKER
- 2014 Splash! Trade Expo, Gold Coast, Australia. EXHIBITOR & SPEAKER
- 2014 International World Aquatic Health Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. MAJOR SPONSOR & SPEAKER
- 2014 Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. EXHIBITOR & SPEAKER
- 2014 OZWATER Brisbane, Australia. EXHIBITOR
AIS is a proud member of the Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA), Australian Water Association (AWA), Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) and the Australian Amusement and Recreation Association (AALARA). AIS is in discussions with Swim Australia regarding an industry partnership opportunity.
Not all water disinfection technology is created equal
Like the water it disinfects, AIS has a clear message when considering what type of water disinfection may suit your needs – not all water disinfection technology is created equal.
Although there are many disinfection options available on the market, it is critical to choose the right method for the right application and it pays to research each method in detail. For example, initially a claim such as ‘chlorine free’ or similar may seem attractive but on closer inspection, the system may require a toxic chemical to operate, for instance hydrogen peroxide.
AIS boasts a large range of award-winning, Australian designed and manufactured chlorinators for residential, commercial or industrial use which disinfect water of almost any composition via the process of electrolysis, a technology that has been in use for approximately 180 years.
The electrolysis process works when an electrical current is passed between two electrodes through an electrolyte (water containing minerals like sodium chloride) inside an electrolytic cell. Hydrogen ions move to the cathode and turn into hydrogen; chloride ions move to the anode and turn into chlorine. Meanwhile, sodium and hydroxide ions get left behind and stay in the solution. This provides all the necessary ingredients for the automatic formation of hypochlorous acid, an effective and proven water disinfectant commonly known as liquid chlorine. All of this occurs not only within the electrolytic cell but inside the water itself, so no handling of toxic disinfectants are required.
AIS manufactures its own Anodes (part of the electrolytic cells) to ensure optimal quality control and performance in every AIS unit. Every system features a ruthenium compound based catalyst which is painstakingly applied and cured one microscopically thin coat at a time. This coating increases the productivity of the unit, meaning it enables the electrodes to produce more disinfectant output for a given level of energy input. The catalyst therefore plays an energy saving role.
The process produces chlorine automatically, onsite and inline (or offline if required) which then eliminates the need for chlorine delivery, storage and handling and helps to eliminate safety risks associated with maintaining and handling large supplies of chemicals on site.
An extra benefit of electrolysis: destroying disinfection by products (Chloramines)
When people enter swimming pools, amines enter with them. Amines are found in human body secretions such as perspiration and urine. If the level of free chlorine in a pool is low (relative to the amount of amines), chloramines may form and cause irritation to eyes, skin and other health issues such as headaches or respiratory difficulties.
Unlike AIS treated pools, in the case of ‘traditional’ chlorine dosed pools chloramines may linger in and around the pool for long periods and only disappear when the system is ‘shock-dosed’. Shock dosing can generally only be done when the pool is empty for a prolonged period (eg: overnight). Shock dosing on this scale not only consumes a lot of chemicals but may contribute to rising TDS levels, requiring the addition of fresh water to dilute it.
With AIS’ inline chlorination by electrolysis, the concentration of chlorine within the electrolytic cell is such that water is being shock-dosed every time it passes through the cell. Water passes through the cell multiple times each day and any chloramines present are automatically oxidised.
Pool operators who switch from traditional chlorine dosing to inline chlorination by electrolysis regularly report a noticeable improvement in air and water quality. Click here to learn what happened when Warringah Aquatic Centre (NSW, Australia) made the switch.