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What are the common problems of electrostatic disinfection sprayers

Update:11-08-2021
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Electrostatic sprayers are the newest tools Medical spr […]

Electrostatic sprayers are the newest tools Medical sprayer in the cleaning industry, used to disinfect surfaces with electrically in fact, they're advanced disinfection technology based on innovations going back more than 50 years. They’re also available as backpack sprayers for more square foot coverage.Electrostatic disinfection is a process whereby surfaces are disinfected with electrically charged particles for even, complete disinfecting coverage. This is done by using an electrostatic applicator that gives a negative charge to the disinfecting solution as it exits the nozzle.Electrostatic sprayers charge disinfectants as they pass through a sprayer nozzle.This generates charged droplets that repel one another and actively seek out neutral surfaces, which they stick to and even wrap around to coat all sides. The result is a uniform coating of disinfectant on sprayed objects, including hard-to-reach areas that manual disinfectants can miss. The technology also helps avoid liquid pooling often associated with trigger sprayers.While it may sound complicated, the technology is simple to understand.

 

Electrostatic sprayers use positive and negative charges to make disinfecting solutions electromagnetically stick to targeted surfaces. No matter which angle you disinfect a surface from, the charge created by the electrostatic sprayer makes the disinfectant wrap around and cling to the entire surface.Electrostatic disinfection lasts until the surface is touched again. It’s important to note that electrostatic cleaning does not create a protective barrier. It leaves surfaces disinfected until they are next disturbed. For example, if you disinfect a hand railing with an electrostatic sprayer, it will kill any pathogens on the surface until it is next touched, when it will need to be disinfected again.While no specialized personal protective equipment such as a respirator or disposable coveralls are required, it’s best practice to use gloves when handling PURTABS, and wear a mask while using the Protexus electrostatic sprayer at high PPM concentrations.

 

It's recommended to have the room empty so you don’t spray on or near anyone, and to achieve full disinfection of surfaces. It is safe if there is no alternative for example, there are two people working on cleaning and disinfecting the room. Just be sure to maintain distance from the other person while you’re spraying.EarthSafe, the parent company of EvaClean, manufacturer of Protexus electrostatic sprayers and PURTABS disinfecting tabs, conducted independent third party testing personal air sampling with American Environmental Consultants.These were performed by a trained industrial hygienist using OSHA and NIOSH sampling techniques. All results verified that spraying with the Protexus Electrostatic Sprayer fall below published accepted Permissible Exposure Limits and Threshold Limit Value.

 

There are no exposure concerns for workers or when using the sprayer in a public setting.The sprayed equipment can be used after the appropriate dwell time see above has been achieved. At that point, the surface will be dry, and disinfected. Remember that electrostatic cleaning does not create a protective barrier. It leaves surfaces disinfected until they are next disturbed. For example, if you disinfect a hand railing with an electrostatic sprayer, it will kill any pathogens on the surface after dwell time has been achieved until it is next touched, when it will need to be disinfected again. In most all environmental conditions the electrostatic wrap allows workers to achieve the coverage of a traditional spray bottle. However, in certain environmental conditions humidity delivery with the sprayer may not be completely uniform. Wrap should encompass around each sprayed object.In certain instances, one will have to spray around certain objects and surfaces to obtain full coverage due to size, distance and substrate variations.

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