Silvox for Aquaculture Disinfection

Trout, Fish, Aquarium, Seafood, Fresh

Aquaculture sector, primarily those of Limnoculture (Freshwater fishes) and Vannamei culture (Freshwater shrimps) widely use disinfectants in their farms for bio-security in addition to routine cleaning processes. They’re used to inactivate potential pathogenic microbes on tanks, equipment surface, bat removal cost, ponds and clothes. Sometimes they are also used to disinfect gametes ova. Disinfectants are essential during decontamination operations following the outbreak of notifiable diseases like Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA), Spring Viraemia of Carp (SVC) or Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (VHS) etc.. Regardless of effective and widespread use of disinfectants, several factors greatly determine the grade for application and their choice.

Commercially available disinfectants contain blend of stabilizers and chemicals that could have broad spectrum program or compositions that are selective of chemicals for target pathogens. Chemical disinfection of water and equipments is a vital task due to environmental impacts of the reagents themselves and the following effects , both from the system as well as in natural waters. The requirement gradually shifted to wide spectrum biodegradable nontoxic cost-effective disinfectants; those who pathogens develop resistance or can not adapt to. The best option for this is the use of Oxidizing Disinfectants. These are chemicals that oxidize organic matter in water. Thus their mode of disinfection is oxidation of cell membrane pathogen cell wall and cytoplasm. Of all oxidizing agents’ kinds, Peroxides, particularly in the form of Silver Hydrogen Peroxide has found widespread application as an efficient aquaculture disinfectant.

The disinfectant properties of H2O2 have been popularly discussed and implemented in recent years. Synergized with nano-silver, the AgH2O2 that is stabilized is an excellent disinfectant that is active over a wide spectrum of microscopic in addition to pathogens that are macroscopic. Its flexibility as a pathogen cleaner and dirt remover makes it an ideal choice for disinfecting water tanks, ponds that are little and incubation chambers. It is suitable for application in ponds and tanks as well as gear disinfection with or without water. Its low toxicity towards aquatic fauna that is greater makes it perfect through spread of diseases within the aquarium systems for treatment.

Silver stabilized H2O2 at concentrations have disinfecting properties against a wide array of pathogens compared to identical concentrations of other disinfectants that are commercial. In addition, H2O2 has no toxicity towards fish that is cultivated and fish eggs. It degrades releasing oxygen that kills the pathogens leaving no residue that is environmental. It is corrosive to tank materials and cost friendly. Moreover, Silver itself has bactericidal properties by attacking DNA material.

Required Property How AgH2O2 tallies

Broad spectrum antibacterial activity Effective against all kinds of mould, viruses, yeast, bacteria and spore formers

Toxicity and formula

Operation costs and Economical Equipment are low

Chemtex’s Alstasan Silvox is an formulated Silver Hydrogen Peroxide disinfectant that can easily and effectively cater to all types of disinfection requirements of the Aquaculture Sectors.

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