Clean and controlled water release down to the last dripper
For many years, Intra Hydropure has been setting the global standard in cleaning and disinfection of irrigation systems. Intra Hydropure boasts a rock-solid reputation as a highly stable and safe product with unsurpassed cleaning and disinfecting properties based on hydrogen peroxide. It is an important pillar in the hygiene strategy of modern growers and professionals in the horticulture industry.
Good water quality is essential for sustainable production and healthy crops. Adding fertilizers and organic supplements to your irrigation water increases biofilm formation, resulting in organic pollution of the irrigation water. Biofilm is the breeding ground for pathogenic microorganisms, with the ideal circumstances this can grow rapidly. Having biofilm in the irrigation lines will have a negative effect on the homogeneous growth of the crops. Plants in the beginning of the line will have different water quality compared to the plants on the end of the lines.
A low and constant dose of Intra Hydropure ensures a 100% guaranteed clean irrigation system.
Pathogenic fungi, bacteria and viruses spread through the irrigation system. They will hide and proliferate inside the biofilm which can build up easily inside irrigation pipes. Removing the biofilm already removes 99% of all microorganisms, and the remaining pathogens will not stand a chance against Intra Hydropure, which is effective until the last dripper due to its strong stabilised character.
A low and continuous Intra Hydropure dosage ensures a 100% guaranteed clean irrigation system. This way, you prevent the irrigation system from acting as a transmission route for pathogens infecting your crop.
Claudia Weick|Tech. sales manager
Governments around the world are increasing their demands regarding the safety and applications of disinfectants. Products that do not have government approval are simply not allowed. At Intracare, we attach great importance to obtaining proper registrations.
Biocide registrations have been assessed in accordance with new European standards. Whereas previously, each country had an individual registration and assessment body, the EU has recently switched to a new and strict registration system that is harmonised throughout the European Union, led by ECHA, also known as BPR (European Biocidal Products Regulation).
Intra Hydropure has its own EU-BPR registration for use in greenhouse horticulture. As such, Intra Hydropure is unique since it is not based on a derivative industrial peroxide. Biocide use is subject to strict regulations. Using agents that do not comply with the legislation is strictly forbidden.
Intra Hydropure is registered in Europe for the following types of use:
On the ECHA website, you can easily learn more on which biocidal products are registered and for which application they are approved.
*Type: Hydro-pure in the trade name field.
Intra Hydropure is an ultra-stabilised hydrogen peroxide. Dosed in the irrigation system, the slow release effect of Intra Hydropure allows it to react in a controlled manner with encountered biofilm and pathogens. During this reaction, Intra Hydropure will dissolve into oxygen and water. Both of which are completely safe for humans, plants, equipment and the environment.
In contrary to most alternative products, Intra Hydropure is not corrosive when used in its recommended concentration. Therefore equipment and materials will have a longer life span.
Intra Hydropure ensures you of an optimal water quality and improves crop health. This prevents pathogenic infections and thus limits the use of pesticides.
CLEANING AND DISINFECTING THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM
Cleaning the irrigation system can be done in two periods, during production or during the crop rotation. During crop rotation you can do an intensive cleaning with Intra Hydropure. During production cleaning and maintaining a clean line can be done with a slow but effective procedure.
CLEANING AND DISINFECTING DURING PRODUCTION
Use Intra Hydropure with a continues but low dosage. Dose 40 ppm (40 ml/1000 l water) with every watering. It is best to dose this with a dosage pump. Another option is to dose it through the fertilizer tank.
For more information on dosages during production please contact us.
Water analysis is recommended before the first treatment and during the treatments. Intrahorti can support you to guarantee the best quality of water.
CLEANING AND DISINFECTING DURING CROP ROTATION
During a crop rotation the irrigation lines can be cleaned with a dosage of 1-3%. Let the water stand for the night. Make sure the system has an air vent at all times. Flush the system the next day.
Make sure there is always an air-escape in the irrigation system when cleaning the system. Be aware that 1 L Intra Hydropure produces 200 L oxygen. Wear safety gloves and goggles when using Intra Hydropure.
The water quality can be easily measured with the Intra Clean Quick Scan. If you want to see if Intra Hydropure it’s dosage is still effective at the end of the pipeline, measure the water with the Intracare peroxide strips.
Get in control of contamination risks with real-time water analysis. The Intra Hygiene Quick Scan is the analytical technique of choice for a quick and easy indication of the water quality.
What is the difference between chloride products and Intra Hydropure?
Where chloride products are good disinfectants, they possess barely any cleaning properties.
What is the difference between standard hydrogen peroxide and Intra Hydropure?
Standard hydrogen peroxide reacts very quickly. When encountering the first organic pollution in the first meters of the irrigation system, it will react immediately, which can be corrosive for the system. However, the end of the pipeline is the most contaminated and therefore most crucial part. When dissolved into oxygen and water, standard hydrogen peroxide will not reach the end of the pipeline. Intra Hydropure is ultra-stabilised hydrogen peroxide. Therefore, it contains a slow release function which allows the whole pipeline, until the last dripper, to be cleaned and disinfected.
Can Intra Hydropure be used simultaneously with fertilizers?
Yes, Intra Hydropure does not react with fertilizers and can be dosed in the fertilizer tank.
What type of pollution with be removed with Intra Hydropure?
Intra Hydropure removes all kinds of organic and microbiological pollution.
What is the shelf life of Intra Hydropure?
Compared to industrial hydrogen peroxide products with a shelf life of only 6 months, Intra Hydropure has a guaranteed shelf life of 2 years.
Can I keep Intra Hydropure in another packaging unit?
No, Intra Hydropure should never be put in another packaging unit. All packaging units from Intrahorti are ultra-safe and the caps have a special air release.