Disinfection is the water treatment process whereby disease-causing pathogens are inactivated. There are a wide variety of waterborne diseases caused by microorganisms that can be present in water. These include gastroenteritis, typhoid, dysentery, hepatitis, giardiasis and legionellosis. The outcome of waterborne diseases can range from mild to severe to death. A number of chemical agents such as chlorine, chlorine dioxide, ozone and chloramine are acceptable for disinfection of potable water, which function by oxidising materials in the cell wall causing death of the microorganism. Each chemistry offers different benefits and drawbacks and Visentia can advise what treatment chemistry is best for your system.