Non-Chemical Water Disinfection

This solution uses a unique electrolytic cell design to produce a localised electic field and chlorine from the chloride ions naturally present in water. The cell inactivates pathogens by disrupting pathogenic cell membranes through the effect of the electric field, which enhances the lethality of the low levels of chlorine produced. The device has a modular design, meaning that multiple modules can be connected to treat greater flows for a range of applications.


  • Domestic to municipal drinking water treatment
  • Treatment of recycled or reclaimed water
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Swimming pool chlorination


  • Simultaneous removal of metal and microbial contaminants
  • No chemical additives
  • Energy efficient

Technology Status

Prototype Built

Commercial Objective

Research and Enterprise Waikato are seeking partnerships with companies in water treatment and agriculture fields to develop this product for targeted applications.