How the Orca System works
The Orca system generates copper and silver ions that disperse throughout the water system and eradicate harmful bacteria, including Legionella.
ProEconomy have been analyzing water since 1993 and have built up substantial amounts of data, which shows that where silver and copper ion levels are maintained at between 0.02 and 0.08 mg/l Legionella contamination is avoided.
How the system works:
- Water flows through a flow sensor sending a signal to the Orca control unit, which then passes a low DC current between two Copper and two Silver electrodes located in an electrode chamber (called a ‘Pod’).
- This electrolysis creates copper and silver ions that disperse into the flowing water.
- Since these ions are electrically charged they are attracted to the opposite polarity within Biofilm and Legionella bacteria.
- The copper and silver ions attach, through electrostatic bonds, to negatively charged sites on bacterial cell walls.
- This distorts and weakens the cell wall allowing penetration of the silver ions.
- The silver ions attack the cell by binding at specific DNA and RNA sites, cellular proteins and respiratory enzymes denying all life support to the cell, causing death.