Chemical treatments

Treatment is necessary to avoid clogging of the drip lines by solids that precipitate aggregates in the tubing, and organic matter that passes the filter and propagates inside the irrigation system.

There are effectively two forms of treatments.

Acid treatment

for dissolving mineral sediment

Oxidation treatment
(chlorine/peroxide) treatment

for oxidizing organic material, iron and manganese, prevention of algae formation, and elimination of sulfur bacteria


Acids and oxidizing agents are hazardous!

Acids, chlorine and peroxide are dangerous and their use should be in compliance with LOCAL safety LAWS/REGULATIONS. To learn about the health and environmental hazards and the required safety means read the safety data sheets of such materials. Refer to the acid handling guidelines and the oxidizing treatment guidelines. Also refer to the disclaimer within this module.

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