"Kelda Showers delivers increased spray force, major energy and water savings, and protection against Legionella, creating a unique solution and arguably the most significant technology development in the shower industry."
Winchester, Hampshire (PRWEB UK) 4 September 2015
A new independent study proves Kelda’s innovative water and energy saving Eco Power Shower is significantly safer than competing Eco showers in limiting the risk of Legionnaires’ disease.
Dr John Shrimpton of the University of Southampton has carried out an independent study that demonstrates the Kelda shower is 20x safer than an aerating shower in guarding against harmful legionella when comparing the generation of aerosols which carry the legionella bacterium. Legionnaires’ disease, is a potentially fatal type of pneumonia that can be contracted by inhaling legionella bacteria in tiny droplets or aerosols smaller than 10 microns during showering.
Dr Makin, co-author of the UK’s Legionella Department of Health guidelines stated: “Showers which have the ability to significantly reduce the number of aerosols they release offer an increased level of safety in relation to transmission of waterborne infections such as Legionnaires’ disease and should be of interest to hotels, cruise ships and the healthcare sector.”
Using a laser diffraction technique, scientists at the University of Southampton measured water droplet sizes from different shower heads and concluded that the Kelda shower produces remarkably fewer inhalable particles of the size necessary to contract the disease.
Dr Shrimpton said: “This is a really interesting finding that the Kelda Shower Spray form produces much fewer aerosols of a respirable size and so is safer in guarding against Legionella when showering."
In response to the study, Chris Jackson CEO of Kelda Showers stated: “It is great to be able to develop the Kelda Shower's technology with our local university in Southampton. These results serve to further endorse just how innovative and revolutionary the technology in our shower is. Kelda’s Vision is to optimise the use of Energy and Water in showers without compromising on performance."
"Kelda Showers delivers increased spray force, major energy and water savings, and protection against Legionella, creating a unique solution and arguably the most significant technology development in the shower industry," says Jackson.
About Kelda Showers:
Kelda Showers was founded in 2009 and is the leader in the development of new air powered shower products. Our ground breaking shower technology doubles the shower spray force in Electric Showers, and can be used to halve the use of energy and water without any loss in shower performance for Mixer showers.