Australia a winner at KL 2017 Games

Australian Innovative Systems (AIS)

By Alice Richard
Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

Australia a winner at KL 2017 Games

Australia is already ahead at KL 2017, the Kuala Lumpur 29th Southeast Asian Games, which will be held in Malaysia in August. Two Brisbane-based companies have been involved in the design and disinfection of the competition swimming pools, with Will Marcus of ARGO Architects specifying Australian Innovative Systems’ (AIS) EcoLine water disinfection systems.

AIS has shipped three of its EcoLine water disinfection systems to the Malaysian National Aquatic Centre, where they will keep the water clean for swimmers competing in the FINA-standard competition pools.

The EcoLine systems disinfect water by means of electrolysis, with water passing through electrolytic cells that convert minerals and salts in water to chlorine. The chlorine is then injected back into the pool water. The technology “ends the outdated practice of storing and dosing liquid chlorine”, said Elena Gosse, CEO of AIS.

While KL 2017 has adopted the technology, Gosse hopes that the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (GCAC) will follow suit for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“Unfortunately, GCAC’s competition pools for the 2018 Commonwealth Games are still being disinfected by a foreign-manufactured, liquid chlorine dosing system,” Gosse said.

“This is an archaic approach on many levels. As well as the risks associated with storing and handling large quantities of liquid chlorine, I strongly believe that all levels of government should be actively supporting innovative, Australian-made technology and manufacturing. In turn, this supports local jobs and our economy. 

“During the Games we will be shining the world spotlight on our best Australian athletes. We should also be shining it on our best local technology.”

AIS has plans to launch a domestic version of its EcoLine commercial technology in April 2017.

Main image: An AIS staff member puts the finishing touches on EcoLine units. Image courtesy of AIS

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