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    Re: This is why you want to disinfect your loop!

    These are all very valid comments. The fact is that unless somebody does a study, it all is based on speculation.


    Simon Mitchell pointed out that during the workshop "Rebreathers in Scientific Diving Workshop Proceedings", this topic has been identified as a research priority.


    So things are "in the pipeline" and I am looking forward to any results being published in the future.


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    Re: This is why you want to disinfect your loop!

    I am looking forward to the findings and really appreciate all the effort going in to these studies.
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    Re: This is why you want to disinfect your loop!

    Any recommendation for some disinfection chemical to go into the loop?

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    Re: This is why you want to disinfect your loop!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJN  View Original Post
    Any recommendation for some disinfection chemical to go into the loop?
    I use Virkon per the manufacterer's (rEvo) reccomomendation. A lot of people use Steramine as well.

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    Re: This is why you want to disinfect your loop!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJN  View Original Post
    Any recommendation for some disinfection chemical to go into the loop?
    I like using Microban - their label includes dive equipment for application. A lot of people like using Steramine a food industry disinfectant. DuPont has one that has been used Relyon (not sure of spelling). Lots of people will charm in on this one.

    Whatever you use, make sure that contact surfaces remain in contact with the disinfectant for the time specified by the disinfectant manufacturer.

    How effective different disinfectants are for loop disinfection is not known! Again, we need a scientific study to answer that question.

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    Re: This is why you want to disinfect your loop!

    Many here in Germany using this http://www.ew80-dive.eu/english/products/
    but I am not sure if it is avalible in US

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    Re: This is why you want to disinfect your loop!

    Quote Originally Posted by zellnera  View Original Post
    Many here in Germany using this http://www.ew80-dive.eu/english/products/
    but I am not sure if it is avalible in US


    Thanks for the post. No, I have not seen it here, yet. The specs look interesting.

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    Re: This is why you want to disinfect your loop!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJN  View Original Post
    Any recommendation for some disinfection chemical to go into the loop?
    Hydrogen peroxide works well also. you can buy it at walmart CVS .. almost any where, it comes usually at 4% and you can dilute it by 50% if you feel the need. I use it at full strength. its cheap too. fyi it (like vercon and many others) has a less than yummy tast so remember to rinse well.

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    Re: This is why you want to disinfect your loop!

    I occasionally use Dismozon Plus disinfectant since we use it in our clean room at work to make everything sterile, and virus / fungus free. It has to stay on for at least 4 hours to kill everythig off though.

    Here is the product datasheet in english:

    http://www.productcatalogue.bode-che...n_plus_int.pdf

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    Not only your own bugs

    I hear a lot of divers saying that anyhow in the loop there are only your very own bacteria and your body knows how to handle them... this is true for a freshly disinfected loop, but the loop will be colonised by foreign spora, bacteria etc. coming from the environment where the CCR is stored. I rinse after every day and disinfect with Chemgen if I don't dive for more than 24 hours.

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