Disinfection for Surface Sanitation for your Facilities

With school & business campuses, restaurants, and other commercial properties adopting ongoing disinfection maintenance to prepare for the CDC response to opening their facilities, a sodium hypochlorous acid (HOCl) generator provides a disinfectant solution [list-N with the US EPA: Disinfectants for Use against SARS‐CoV‐2 (COVID‐19)] to spray the surfaces of frequently touched areas to control the spread of bacteria and viruses. It has been shown effective over many years of use and is effective over a broad range of viruses and bacteria such as MRSA, HIV, Listeria, Influenza A, Hepatitis C and Salmonella among many others.

Scienco/FAST, a subsidiary of BioMicrobics, Inc., provides disinfectant water treatment solutions to the Healthcare, Food & Bev, Agriculture, and Marine industries. The unique technology of the Scienco® Danolyte® DJIT (Danolyte-Just-In-Time) Sodium Hypochlorous Acid generator process passes brine through an electrolysis cell containing an anode and a cathode, then the electrolyzed Hypochlorous Acid is generated. The concentration of Free Available Chlorine (FAC) is 500 PPM. Manipulating the pH is the secret behind our proprietary technology, which typically has a pH of 6.5; at this pH, more than 90% of the free available chlorine is HOCl, less than 10% OCL- and no CL2 are formed. The system is optimized for energy-saving and the smallest module creates ~50 gallons of disinfectant per day – enough to cover 10,000 to 500,000 square feet of surface area, depending on wipe vs. spraying with an electrostatic sprayer application.

 The process technology produces a stable hypochlorous acid that is fully automated to adjust accordingly with proprietary controllers and takes reading every millisecond. This helps reduce operational costs by up to 35% with fully optimized process. The resulting slightly acidic to neutral pH balanced solution is non-corrosive and fully compatible with water systems. With remote maintenance capabilities that notifies to Maintenance Staff for User interaction.

Where can it be used?
The system offers innovative disinfection, sanitizing and deodorizing solutions for many industries other than first responders including water treatment, agriculture, oil and gas, health care, education, and food service/processing. Hypochlorous acid is useful anywhere you need a sanitizer but don’t feel comfortable using a toxic chemical. A perfect example is in the kitchen. Instead of rinsing leafy greens with water, use hypochlorous acid. Or for personal items such as toothbrushes or razors, hypochlorous acid is safe. Want to sanitize laundry without damaging or discoloring clothing, hypochlorous acid is the answer.

Food Safety and Surface Sanitation
The majority of the research that has been done regarding the practical applications of hypochlorous acid has been in the field of food safety. Hypochlorous acid has advantages over chemicals such as Quats when sanitizing food contact surfaces because Quats are not safe on food. Since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011, the focus of food safety has shifted from responding to contamination to preventing it. Hypochlorous acid is safe and efficient for ensuring microbial counts are maintained below infectious levels on food and contact surfaces. Hypochlorous acid can be used continuously throughout the work day regardless of whether food is exposed.

Direct Food Sanitation (Hypochlorous Acid vs. Ozone)
Hypochlorous acid has advantages over ozone. Ozone is a gas and is not stable in solution therefore it cannot be used to sanitize contact surfaces. Ozone is however used for food sanitation however it must continuously be regenerated as it is continuously leaving solution into the air. Being that ozone is an irritant to the lungs and respiratory tracts, ozone is limited in the concentrations that can be used, therefore limiting the oxidation potential that can be obtained for killing microbial pathogens. Hypochlorous acid is non-irritant and is also stable in solution. Hypochlorous acid can be used at high concentrations (60 ppm) for food sanitation without requiring a post-rinse.

The resulting solution is also EPA registered and listed for usage as a “hospital level” disinfectant & sanitizer with a broad spectrum, bactericidal/virucidal capabilities. Hypochlorous acid, unlike chlorine bleach, is 100% safe and non-irritant. It has been added to the EPA N1 listed and can be used against SAR-CoV-2 on hard porous/non-porous surfaces. Its advantages over traditional disinfection fluids and system includes many benefits to create “on demand” and “ready-to-use” disinfectant.

For more information, visit www.sciencofast.com or contact danolyte@sciencofast.com.

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