Farm Water System Disinfection

Terminal and Continuous Disinfection

All water systems can potentially contain some viral and bacterial contamination, especially header tanks where dust and debris can accumulate. Disinfection will clean the system and eliminate viruses, bacteria and fungal growth.

Water System DisinfectionDilution RateApplication
Terminal Disinfection1:200 - 1:100Isolate header tank at the mains and drain off to drinker points farthest from tank. Clean out any gross soiling and debris. Refill with water and add the appropriate volume of Virkon™ S powder, thoroughly stir and leave for 10 minutes. Flush system through to all drain-off points and leave for a further 50 minutes before draining system and refilling with clean water.
Continous Disinfection1:1000Dose header tank as required or apply through water system dosing equipment.

Virkon™ S Water System Disinfection Application Usage Chart

Dilution Rate
Litres of Water to be DisinfectedTerminal 1:200Cleanout 1:100
Continous Water Discinfection 1:1000


Quantity of Virkon™ S to be added

100 litres500 g1 kg100 g
250 litres1.25 kg2.5 kg250 g
500 litres2.5 kg5 kg500 g
1000 litres5 kg10 kg1 kg

The specified uses and registered claims for Virkon™ S may vary from country to country. Please contact LANXESS directly to verify country-specific approved usages.