What is ACO?
ACO® is an Active Catalytic Oxidiser that works by harnessing the natural energy of UV light from the sun to catalyse the formation of free radicals to increase the RedOx potential in the water. Free radicals are the active ingredients of ozone. They oxidise just like chlorine to remove pollutants but do not form noxious disinfection by-products. ACO® is not consumed in the process, it just makes what happens naturally much more efficient. In chlorinated systems ACO® also protects chlorine from photolysis by sunlight and makes it last three times longer in outdoor facilities.
ACO® does the same as cyanuric acid, but instead of reducing oxidation capacity, ACO®increases the oxidation potential of the water.
Your advantages at a glance
- Fish-Friendly Water Treatment – with ACO® bio for all outdoor biological systems.
- Clearer water – Catalysis of natural UV oxidation of organics in the pool reduces the load on all other filtration equipment..
- Healthier water - In chlorinated systems oxidation by free radicals reduces production of toxic disinfection by-products such as trichloramine, chloroform and cyanogen chloride.
- High efficiency - ACO® extends the half-life of chlorine and peroxide by over 300 %, giving you substantial chemical savings
- no pinniped eye irritation → no cetacean pulmonary irritation → no walrus skin irritation.
How to use ACO®
In animal systems ACO® is best dosed continually using a peristaltic pump (Dryden Aqua flocculation pump) after the AFM® filter; the dosage rate, depending on load, is 0.5 - 1.0 ml per m3 of filtered turnover.
We recommend that dosage be doubled during the first month of treatment. Using this amount.
ACO® will take from six to eight weeks before the full effects are apparent.
ACO® can also be dosed manually direct into the bassin.
ACO is available in:
- 5l drums.
- 20l drums.