What is electrostatic disinfection?
The electrostatic disinfection system places a positive electrostatic charge to the disinfectant as it leaves the spray nozzle, causing each droplet to become powerfully attracted to its opposite negative charge targeted surfaces such as desks, table tops, chairs, door handles, cabinet handles, light switches and hard-to-reach areas.
What are the benefits of electrostatic disinfection?
(1) Use less than 1/10 of disinfectant compared to manual spray and wipe
(2) Able to disinfect 10X larger areas at the same time, which saves cleaning time and cost, compared to spray and wipe.
Does disinfection work to prevent COVID-19?
The conclusion of the report:
“Products formulated with the microbicidal actives studied here should be useful for healthcare workers, researchers, and the public at large as critical interventions for infection prevention and control of SARS-CoV-2 and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
Link to report: https://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(20)30313-8/pdf
The specific EPA approved disinfectants can be found on:
EPA’s website: List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
All products on this list meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
National Center for Biotechnology Information has released their evaluation of electrostatic disinfection technology used in hospitals.
Conclusion of the report:
Application of a dilute sodium hypochlorite disinfectant using an electrostatic sprayer provided a rapid and effective means to reduce bacterial contamination on these surfaces and to eliminate an inoculated bacteriophage.
Read the entire article here:
“Evaluation of an electrostatic spray disinfectant technology for rapid decontamination of portable equipment and large open areas in the era of SARS-CoV-2”
How often should my facilities be disinfected?
So it’s important to have frequent cleaning and disinfection of your facilities as we can be carrying a virus, without knowing.
Is electrostatic disinfection safe?
Masks and personal protection equipment is not required for disinfection with an electrostatic sprayer. People in the room during and after disinfection are safe.
Where can I use electrostatic spray technology?
And all rooms; Classrooms, offices, medical offices, break rooms, kitchens, restrooms, and fitness centers.
Consider using a commercial cleaning service that offers an electrostatic disinfection service so you know you are getting disinfection professionals trained and using EPA approved disinfectants that have been tested and proven effective against SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19.
Which disinfectants should be used?
For disinfectants that have proven effect on SARS-CoV-2, the EPA List N provides a list of approved disinfectants to be used:
List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
While there are disinfectant chemicals available that are well-suited for electrostatic application, there are others that are not due to potential safety hazards or material incompatibilities. Please use EPA approved disinfectants to avoid safety hazards.
How To Prepare For Disinfection Treatment?
Secure equipment and consider removing paper products from the area to be treated.
Ensure that individuals without PPE protective suits are not present in the area when treatment starts.
Will The Disinfectant Leave A Residue?
How Long Does The Disinfection Treatment Take?
Electrostatic disinfection takes only a few minutes or seconds per room, depending on the size. Because electrostatic spraying of disinfectants is electrically charged and attaches itself to all surfaces around an object, it is so much faster than manually having to touch and clean all surfaces.