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Chlorine Dioxide Solution Disinfects Most Surfaces

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 30 Dec 2014
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Image: Performacide ClO2 disinfectant (Photo courtesy Ocean Bio-Chem).
Image: Performacide ClO2 disinfectant (Photo courtesy Ocean Bio-Chem).
A new range of chlorine dioxide (ClO2) disinfectant products kill bacteria, mold, mildew, and non-enveloped viruses, including Ebola.

The Performacide suite of ClO2 products includes three main categories: disinfectants for hard nonporous surfaces, air care products, and mold & mildew products. To prepare the disinfectant, a dissolvable Performacide sachet is immersed in water. A 5 gram sachet can create 4 liters of activated ClO2 solution that can be sprayed as a disinfectant and virucide that delivers an effective means of disinfecting, sanitizing, and deodorizing walls, floors, furniture, stainless steel, glass, vinyl, or other hard nonporous surfaces. Once prepared, the solution remains active for a further 15 days.

Applications include hospitals, medical facilities, veterinary hospitals, public areas, first responder facilities and equipment, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, diagnostic centers, food processing and serving facilities, and beverage bottling facilities. Performacide can also be used to control microorganisms in drinking water intended for poultry, and to control and inhibit the build-up of microbes in water used to process fruits and vegetables. Performacide is product of Ocean Bio-Chem (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA).

“Performacide is perfectly suited for use in outlying areas to help control viruses as well as to sanitize and disinfect. Unlike traditional ClO2 generating systems that require skilled training and a facility with electricity to operate, Performacide pouches are very easy to use,” said Peter Dornau President and CEO of Ocean Bio-Chem. “They require no electricity, there are no large, complex machines to operate and they work perfectly with local water supplies. Our Performacide product is ideal for use by first-responders, healthcare and hospital workers.”

Chlorine dioxide is widely used as a cleaning, disinfection, and odor elimination agent in municipal water treatment facilities, hospitals, food processing plants and more. It can also be used for air disinfection, and was the principal agent used in the decontamination of buildings in the United States after the 2001 anthrax attacks. Following the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans (LA, USA) and Gulf Coast, ClO2 was been used to eradicate dangerous mold from houses inundated by the flood-water. It is also used for the disinfection of endoscopes.

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