Electroscan Treatment System
The most common Type I Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) on the market. The Electroscan was the first USCG certified device back in 1972. Raritan has long believed that treating toilet waste at the source is, in most cases, the best way to deal with waste on a boat. The original Lectra/San treated the waste in much the same way today’s Electroscan treats the waste. The biggest difference and improvement in the system is the monitoring of how well it is producing the disinfectant needed to kill the bacteria and viruses.
Because the effectiveness of the treatment has a direct correlation to the amperage draw the system monitors it to be certain the draw is high enough to produce the disinfectant. The Electrode plates work much like that of a salt water swimming pool. The plates have a special coating and when electricity is applied in salt water it generates a chlorine like acid that effectively kills bacteria but is safe because it is unstable.
The Electroscan is a more environmentally friendly solution than dumping a full holding tank into the water when a pump out cannot be found or is inoperable. Always discharge responsibly and only use the system in areas not declared Federal No Discharge Zones and in areas that have sufficient water flow.