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Company & System Profile

Medical grade water disinfection solutions serving Healthcare, Hospitality, Commercial, Industrial and Government Facilities.

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For proposal requests contact: Tony Diefenbach Director, Business Development 421 Eisenhower Lane South, Lombard, IL 60148 Tel: 800•635•7873 Fax: 630•693•0505 tdiefenbach@liquitech.net www.liquitech.net


Contents About Our Company

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The Problem

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Our Solutions

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The Liquidator速 System

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Specifications

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Product Comparison

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References

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LiquiTech, Inc.

421 Eisenhower Lane South, Lombard, Illinois 60148 (P) 800.635.7873 | (F) 630.693.0505 | tdiefenbach@liquitech.net

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Our Company LiquiTech strives to provide innovative environmental solutions to the world. Essential to any of our endeavors is the focus we place on the health and safety of our customers and the global community. We supply only the best water safety solutions while maintaining our dedication to the environment. At our headquarters in Lombard, Illinois we manufacture and ship our copper silver ionization systems to some of the most prestigious healthcare, hospitality, commercial, industrial and government facilities around the globe. To date, we have over 1,200 installations in 15 different countries.

Effective. Safe. Environmentally Friendly.

Here at LiquiTech we do not believe in chemicals that yield moderate results with leftover harmful byproducts. In our opinion, chemical water treatments are not a solution but rather a compromise that trades one problem for another. Instead, we focus on providing water disinfection solutions that utilize copper/silver ionization to stop waterborne pathogens.

Partners In Action.

Building strong, long-term relationships is the only way to conduct business. At LiquiTech, we believe everyone is a partner or stakeholder to be considered in our strategies, actions, and offerings.

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Quality. Expertise. Improvement. Integrity. QUALITY: LiquiTech offers only the highest quality products and services. Pinnacle in our pursuits is the dedication we have to serving our customers and ensuring their satisfaction. EXPERTISE: With over 18 years of experience, our engineers and technicians are the most knowledgeable around. We work tirelessly to be the absolute best at what we do. Technical service and support is always available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. IMPROVEMENT: If history and human nature have taught us anything it’s that there is always a better, more efficient way of achieving goals. At LiquiTech, we seek to embrace this philosophy and make it a cornerstone of the way we conduct business every day. We are constantly researching and continuously designing new solutions to add to our existing offerings. INTEGRITY: At LiquiTech, we always provide our customers with complete and accurate information, never settling for half-truths. Research and education of all possible alternatives is strongly encouraged in order to facilitate the best decision. We are happy to offer our customers our resources as well as independent, third party sources to compare and verify any information. It is our pledge to always make your interests our interests.

Core Values

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+ The Problem

Addressing Waterborne Pathogens: As of today ASHRAE, OSHA, The Joint Commission and the CDC are all addressing the control and prevention of waterborne pathogens, specifically Legionella. Research indicates that these pathogens can be controlled with proper water system design and preventative measures. Legionella

who have been hospitalized longer than one week. It is the frequent cause of HAIs such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and bacteremia. Infections caused by Pseudomonas are complicated and can be life threatening. A 2002 study concluded that 36-42% of healthcare associated Pseudomonas infections are possibly due to contaminated tap water. Additionally, it is the number one cause of intensive care related pneumonia and the number two cause of all hospital acquired pneumonias These infections are associated with an extremely high mortality rate, up to 68%.

Legionnaires disease is a severe and potentially fatal pneumonia caused by a type of bacteria called Legionella. Transmission of Legionella occurs by means of aerosolization or aspiration of water contaminated with Legionella organisms. Systems linked to the transmission of Legionella include potable water distribution systems (shower, faucets, ect.), cooling towers, humidifiers, respiratory therapy equipment, whirlpool spas, and evaporative condensers.

Addressing Hospital Acquired Infections:

Since 2001, the CDC surveillance reports have stated that Legionella has become the single most commonly reported pathogen associated with drinking water outbreaks in the United States. During the 2005-2006 CDC Surveillance period, 100% of the waterborne disease outbreaks associated with Legionella occurred as a result of Legionella colonization in plumbing and pipes and 80% of them occurred in a healthcare setting. Pseudomonas Pseudomonas is an opportunistic pathogen. This pathogen is naturally found in soil, water, plants and animals (including humans). It rarely causes disease in healthy persons. Pseudomonas is the most common pathogen isolated from patients

Evidence of the significant problem of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), in terms of both lives and healthcare costs, continues to grow. Many hospital administrators believe they cannot afford to take the necessary steps to install a preventative system. The truth is, they can’t afford not to. HAIs dramatically erode hospital profits each year. Prevention strategies and technologies are saving hospitals millions of dollars and, more importantly, countless lives. Hospital water systems are often an overlooked source of HAIs. Waterborne pathogens such as Legionella, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, and other deadly bacteria infiltrate hospitals’ plumping and act as unsuspected delivery systems. The bacteria can enter, take root, and flourish quickly at any time without notice, until patients and/or employees start getting sick. This is just one of the many reasons why a LiquiTech® system is a key component in preventing HAIs.

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Our Solutions LiquiTech is dedicated to providing the absolute best, most environmentally friendly methods for eradicating waterborne pathogens that enable you, the customer, to:

Be Proactive. Risk Assessment

Be Equipped. Our Liquidator® copper/silver ionization systems are the safest, most environmentally friendly way to protect any facility from life threatening waterborne pathogens. We provide custom, in-house fabrication of each and every one of our systems in order to provide our customers with a product designed with their facility’s needs and specifications in mind. Be Informed.

Clean, safe water is a cornerstone of quality service in any facility. An honest and comprehensive assessment of your water system will give you an accurate picture of how your facility is meeting this basic need and identify any risks for potentially dangerous situations, including bacterial outbreak. LiquiTech, a recognized leader in facility water consultation and analysis, can help give you peace of mind when it comes to your water system. Legionella Testing LiquiTech is a trusted leader in testing and treatment of Legionella and other bacteria in facility water systems. Legionella is a bacterium species that are the causative agent of the human Legionaires disease and the lesser form, Pontiac fever. Common sources include cooling towers, swimming pools, domestic hot-water systems, fountains, and similar disseminators that tap into a public water supply. Disease form Legionella tends to lead to harmful symptoms, and often times death, especially in those with a compromised immune system and the elderly. In the United States alone the disease affects between 8,000 and 18,000 individuals a year. Consequently, it should be actively checked for in any water system.

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At LiquiTech, we are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of environmentally friendly water safety solutions and we strive to extend this knowledge to our entire consumer base. As innovators in this industry we feel it is our duty to keep our customers and affiliates “in the know” regarding standards of care, best practices, and innovative ways to combat waterborne pathogens, all while reducing energy and costs.

Be Maintained. In recent years LiquiTech has gone far and above the industry standard by introducing our Maintenance, Monitoring and Service (MMS) program to make our systems a turn-key investment for any facility.

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+ Our System The Equipment. Our Liquidator® system consists of four main components: the control unit, flow cell, flow meter, and remote engineer management system (REMS). All LiquiTech® components are NSF certified.

1. Control Unit The LiquiTech® electronic control unit can be configured to control output current levels by multiple methods, which directly relates to the amount of ions released into the water. Such methods include current set points which will maintain the current according to its set point indefinitely, internal timer functions which can be programmed for every day of the week to operate only at specific intervals, remote contact input such as a flow switch, and analog inputs from sources such as a flow meter or a copper analyzer. Should any user-configured trip points occur or failures be detected, two independent 120 volt 10 amp alarm relays are provided for remote functions.

2. Flow Cell The flow-cells housing the copper/silver electrodes are comprised of high temperature, high pressure, schedule 80 CPVC. Electrode spacers are fabricated from DuPont PBT polyester resin. The flow-cells are supplied with LiquiTech® quick-connect stainless steel clamps for ease of installation. Flow-cells are available in various sizes and configurations depending upon the application. Standard 150-pound flanges with 304 stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers are also available. The entire LiquiTech® Electronic Disinfection System including Controller, FlowCell and interconnecting wire is ETL (UL-508 and 1081) certified. LiquiTech® products conform to the European Union EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and the Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC and bear the CE Mark.

3. Flow Meter The LiquiTech® computerized electronic control units are supplied with “closed-loop proportional control” which automatically produces precise levels of copper and silver ions proportional to flow rates (water consumption) measured by a flow meter. It is installed in the cold water make up to the heat source or the hot water supply to the facility, whichever is most practical. The copper analyzer is installed to sample copper levels in the hot water storage tank or recirculation system. The flow meters supplied are Blue-White Industries Sonic-Pro™ S3C Hybrid Ultrasonic flow meters. -5-


4. Remote Engineer Management System Our Liquidator速 systems are capable of remote supervisory control via internet access through a local network. These remote functions include real time display and alarms, system diagnostics, system configuration, remote data logging, and all control function adjustments.

The Process. As water passes through the flow cell, a direct current is applied across the electrodes to stimulate the controlled release of ions. The rate at which the ions are released is automatically maintained by a solid-state, microprocessor-based control unit that is both reliable and easy to operate. The ion emissions of the LiquiTech速 ionization process are cationic, surface-active and a potent biocide. The disinfection action is attributable to the positively charged copper and silver ions which form electrostatic bonds with negatively charged sites on microorganism cell walls. These electrostatic bonds create stresses that lead to distorted cell wall permeability, reducing the normal intake of life sustaining nutrients. This action, coupled with protein denaturation, leads to cell lysis and death. The accurate dose-rate control system maintains precise ion levels, providing residual protection and prevention of recontamination. It is this residual protection that makes the LiquiTech速 system superior to all other disinfection methods.

Certifications At LiquiTech we have taken great pride in developing the highest quality systems available. Therefore, LiquiTech has obtained CE, NSF, CSA, EPA and ETL/UL certification, registration or approval on all our systems. LiquiTech also complies with applicable codes and regulations. The entire LiquiTech速 Electronic Disinfection System including Control module, Flow Cell and interconnecting wire are ETL (UL-508 and 1081) certified and CSA C22.2 No. 14-95 and 108M89 certified. LiquiTech is registered as a pesticide producing device under EPA registration number 068250. LiquiTech products conform to the European Union EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and the Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC and bear the CE Mark.

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+ Our Specifications Model: QF14-/4 QF7-/4 QLTF42-/3 Cell Length: 16.25” 12.25” 11.625” Overall Length: 28.25” 24.25” 22.625” Cell Diameter (ID): 4” 4” 3” Threaded Adapter: 3” 3” 2” Electrodes: 2 2 2 Electrode Length: 14” 7” 7” Cell Weight: 24.0 lbs. 14.0 lbs. 8.0 lbs. Overall Weight: 39.0 lbs. 30.0 lbs. 15.0 lbs. Working Pressure: @ 120°F 208 PSI 208 PSI 240 PSI @ 150°F 150 PSI 150 PSI 173 PSI @ 180°F 80 PSI 80 PSI 92 PSI Materials: Schedule 80 CPVC (all models) Connection: Quick-connect, powder-coated 304 stainless steel clamp connections standard. Must be tightened to torque of 10 ft. lbs.; torque wrench and 6 mm hex bit provided.

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Enclosure:

Metal powder-coated cabinet with 3/16inch tempered glass inset on door. Meets NEMA 12 requirements.

Operating Temp:

32° to 131° (0° to 55°C).

Operating Humidity: 5 to 90% RH, non-condensing. Signal

Outputs:

4-20 mA analog output (current) 4-20 mA analog output (voltage) 4-20 mA analog output (flow meter) 4-20 mA analog output (copper analyzer) Two dry contact alarms (alarm 1 & alarm 2)

Signal

Inputs:

4-20 4-20 4-20 4-20 Flow

mA analog mA analog mA analog mA analog Switch

output (remote control) output (unassigned) input (flowmeter) input (copper analyzer)

Electrical Data: 120/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz., single-phase; factory configured. DC output voltage for all models is 0-100 volts (self-adjusting).

Model S1000  

S750

S500

S300

S150

S100

S50

AC Power  

Current Draw  

DC Output  

120 VAC  

16.0 amps  

10.0 amps  

240 VAC  

8.0 amps  

10.0 amps    

120 VAC  

16.0 amps  

7.5 amps  

240 VAC  

8.0 amps  

7.5 amps  

120 VAC  

8.0 amps  

5.0 amps  

240 VAC  

4.0 amps  

5.0 amps  

120 VAC    

8.0 amps  

3.0 amps  

240 VAC  

4.0 amps  

3.0 amps  

120 VAC  

3.0 amps  

1.5 amps  

240 VAC  

1.5 amps  

1.5 amps  

120 VAC    

3.0 amps  

1.0 amps  

240 VAC  

1.5 amps  

1.0 amps  

120 VAC    

3.0 amps  

0.5 amps  

240 VAC  

1.5 amps  

0.5 amps  

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Weight

Cabinet

Moun8ng Holes  

58 lbs.  

18.5 x  13.5  x  7.25”  

14.75 x  14.75”  

58 lbs.  

18.5 x  13.5  x  7.25”  

14.75 x  14.75”  

55 lbs.  

18.5 x  13.5  x  7.25”  

14.75 x  14.75”  

51 lbs.  

18.5 x  13.5  x  7.25”  

14.75 x  14.75”  

24 lbs.  

15.0 x  12.5  x  6.25”  

11.25 x  13.75”  

24 lbs.  

15.0 x  12.5  x  6.25”  

11.25 x  13.75”  

24 lbs.  

15.0 x  12.5  x  6.25”  

11.25 x  13.75”  

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Product Comparision Legionella

Proven track   record  with  over   1,200  installa6ons   over  15  years  

Effec6ve against   bacteria;  however   does  not  provide   residual  protec6on  

Quick &  effec6ve  in   the  suppression  of   bacteria  but  cannot   provide  residual   protec6on  

In Vitro  studies   show  ability  to  kill   bacteria  while  ini6al   field  reports  cite   ineffec6ve  long  term   results  

Ini6ally effec6ve;   however,   bacteria   quickly   redevelops  

Effec-ve on   domes-c  cold   water  system  

Yes

Does not  provide   residual  protec6on  

No

Yes

Yes

Effec-ve on   domes-c  hot   water  system  

Yes

Does not  provide   residual  protec6on  

No

Dissipates rapidly  at   warmer  water   temperatures  

Decomposes at  elevated   water   temperatures  

Chemical

None

None

None

Chlorine Dioxide   (Sodium  ChloriOe)  

Sodium Hypochlorite  

By-­‐Products

None

None

None

Chlorite &  Chlorate  

Trihalomenth anes (THM)  

Toxicity &   Health  Effects  

None

None

Poten6al scalding   problems  

CLO2 &  DBP’s   (Chlorite  &  Chlorate)   present  adverse   health  effects  

Known harmful  by-­‐ products  

pH Sensi-ve  

9+ pH  

N/A

None

Unknown

7.8 pH  Max   Rendered   ineffec6ve  

EPA Registered   or  Approved  

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

Impact on   Equipment  &   Systems  

None

None

Poten6al

Minimal poten6al   corrosion  problems  

Presents corrosion   problems  

Length of  -me   to  control   Legionella  in  a   distribu-on   system  

Within 30  days  

Has not  shown  an   ability  to  gain   control  

Quick results  but   must  be  repeated  

Control may  not  be   obtained  for  an   excess  of  a  year  

Has not   shown  an   ability  to  gain   control  

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Our Clients The following are some of the world class facilities that are currently using a LiquiTech® system. Should you wish to speak with these facilities or any of our other clients please contact our office and we will provide you with complete contact information. Alice Hyde Memorial Hospital

Malone, New York

Allina Health system | Mercy Hospital

Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Amsterdam Airport Dorint Sofitel

The Netherlands

Baycrest Centre

Toronto, Ontario

Blossom View Nursing Home

Sodus, New York

Billings, Montana

Billings Clinic Cox Health Systems Springfield, Missouri

Harborage Nursing Home North Bergen, New Jersey

Hattenboer-Water The Netherlands

Health Waikato Auckland, New Zealand

Jefferson Regional Medical Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lakeridge Health System Oshawa Ontario, Canada Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York

Methodist Hospital San Antonio, Texas

Millard Gates Medical Center Buffalo, New York

Mount Sinai Hospital New York, New York

New York Presbyterian Weil Cornel New York, New York

North Shore University Evanston, Illinois

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, Illinois

Oak Forest Hospital Oak Forest, Illinois

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Hollow, New York

Rockefeller Center New York, New York

Rockview General Hospital Alberta, Canada

Seton Medical Center Daly City, California

Southeast Alabama Medical Center Dothan, Alabama

St. Elizabeth Medical Center Covington, Kentucky

St. Joseph Hospital Center Syracuse, New York

St. Joseph Medical Center Towson, Maryland

St. Peter’s Hospital Albany, New York

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Erie, Pennsylvania

Suny Upstate Medical Center Syracuse, New York

University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore, Maryland

University of Wisconsin Medical Center Madison, Wisconsin

Wilford Hall Medical Center Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio, Texas

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