OK, so you know that misting up the place with hydrogen peroxide kills germs.
Yes, it’s effective – but you’ve probably heard it makes things wet and corrodes certain surfaces. Don’t take chances, step away from the risk.
Except not exactly right either.
Getting it right
Because there’s hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen peroxide.
And ten-to-one, your experience is with hydrogen peroxide VAPOUR. (HPV)
Seriously potent stuff this, at 35% concentration. Pow!
It requires a vaporiser machine to disperse it into the room being treated. Plus a gaggle of separate aeration units to filter the hydrogen peroxide back out again – AND get rid of the moisture.
Lots of PT, but it works.
Kind of clumsy and time-consuming though. And you’re right to worry about computer connections and plastic finishes on all kinds of sensitive equipment.
Like we said, don’t take chances.
So you back away from it. Take second best with hand scrubbing and ammonium quats. Grind your teeth that there’s still places you’re not treating. Live with the doubt that you’re not fully sterilised, not germ-free.
Not safe, dammit!
But that’s the downside of hydrogen peroxide vapour. Great in principle, but just doesn’t deliver the way it could.
New dimension plasma
A whole new dimension though, if the hydrogen peroxide is IONISED. (iHP)
Same principle, different technology.
The whole place sterilised in one easy go – exactly the way you were hoping.
Potent against germs. Low concentration, so it’s safe with every kind of equipment. Quick and easy. One-machine, one-button effortless. All done and dusted in around 40 minutes.
So easy-peasy, what’s the catch?
Making it safe for starters. 6% against 35% – no longer needing that “Corrosive” hazard tag.
Getting it properly dispersed too, so it reaches everywhere. Germ-killing is only effective if it reaches ALL the right places. Underneath things, behind them, hard up against walls and ceilings – deep into cracks and crevices, where pathogens hide and breed.
And of course, really effective fire power, the full Monty. Germ-killing that takes out everything so there’s nothing left. Safe, secure, sterile.
Way different from the vaporised stuff.
Because you see, just spraying stuff into the air is only half the job.
The real deal
The real deal is engaging the germs. Going into combat.
First off, IONISING charges each hydrogen peroxide particle with the same charge. Like two same poles of a magnet held together, it actively shoves hard to get away from itself. No hanging in the air like air fresheners from a spray can – this stuff powers away in all directions, reaching in everywhere.
Ionising also gives it more oomph.
Sure it starts out as mild 6% solution, the same as you buy at the chemist. But ionising changes its state. No longer a gas or air-borne vapour, a PLASMA.
Which triggers the release of yet more germ-killers – hydroxyl radicals, reactive oxygen species, rective nitrogen species, ozone and ultraviolet.
No more wuss bathroom-cabinet antiseptic – suddenly there’s a whole slew of anti-pathogens hundreds of times more powerful.
The charged particles actively reach out and grab oppositely charged bacteria, viruses and fungi – ripping them apart by shoving oxygen atoms at them. Oxidised to pieces, no germs can survive.
The H2O2 particles lose their charge, revert back to vapour, decompose to oxygen and water in such small quantities they immediately evaporate.
No germs, no moisture, no nagging doubts about effectiveness.
So like we said, there’s hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen peroxide.
The hard way and the easy way.
Vaporised or ionised.
Which one will you be using?
About this blog
Back Off, Bacteria! is the blog of Hyper Hygiene Ltd, supplier of what we’re convinced is the most effective health protection system in the world. A fully mobile, all-automatic Hypersteriliser machine mists up workplaces with ionised hydrogen peroxide, spreading everywhere and eliminating all bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Hypersteriliser units are supplied to businesses and institutions across the UK, notably the haematology and other critical units at Salford Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester; Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital; South Warwickshire Hospital; Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital; and Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
The Halo Hypersteriliser system achieves 6-log Sterility Assurance Level – 99.9999% of germs destroyed. It is the only EPA-registered dry mist fogging system – EPA No 84526-6. It is also EU Biocide Article 95 Compliant.
Originally posted on 25 July 2018 @ 4:55 pm