Disinfecting Viruses with Hypochlorous Acid

The Challenge of Cleaning and Disinfecting for Viruses in Schools, Airports, Hotels, Cruise Ships, Healthcare

Viruses are the most common cause of infectious disease transmitted in public spaces such as schools, airports, hotels, cruise ships, and healthcare facilities including hospitals and assisted living.

Measures the CDC recommends to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) include to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) is the least toxic and most sustainable disinfectant solution on the market.

The environmental health action for community preparedness includes routine cleaning and disinfecting of tables, doorknobs, handles, rails, bathroom fixtures, floors, and carpets. For employees, the CDC recommends routine cleaning of surfaces in the workplace such as workstations and countertops.

An Effective and Less Toxic Disinfectant: Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

HOCl is the least toxic and most sustainable sanitizer/disinfectant solution on the market for viruses. It is as effective as any sanitizer/disinfectant and a better choice than Chlorine Bleach or Quaternary Ammonium.

Properties of Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

  • Less toxic. HOCl has no irritating fragrances or dyes.
  • pH neutral (6.5 to 7) making it human-friendly.
  • Does not leave a chemical residue.
  • Sustainable: no plastic packaging when made on-site.
  • Biodegradable.
  • Does not need a potable water rinse after use
  • Is not an asthmagen (asthma causer, such as quaternary ammonium)

Hypochlorous is available NOW

Saltwater Biocides sells a Hypochlorous Acid On-Site generator for schools, hotels, healthcare, cruise ships, and airports.

Customers can generate their own Hypochlorous Acid at their own facility. There is no restriction as to how much HOCl is produced. Rental of a Saltwater Biocides Generator is very affordable and likely to reduce the cost of cleaning and disinfecting chemicals.

Saltwater Biocides complies with the EPA‘s requirements for an Establishment Number for an On-Site Pesticidal Device, and satifies requirements for proper labeling.

The Saltwater Biocides generator also delivers a powerful cleaning agent, Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), also known as caustic soda or lye and common to many cleaning products. Cleaning before disinfecting is critical. The Saltwater Biocide generator produces both a cleaning solution and a disinfecting solution.

Tools for Hypochlorous Dispersal

According to the CDC, the person-to-person spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, similar to how influenza viruses and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouth, nose, or eyes of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Saltwater Biocides sells ultrasonic nebulizers which create very small water droplets and is capable of dispersing HOCl in the air. For more information on ultrasonic nebulizers visit Contronics Dry Misting USA.

Saltwater Biocides also sells electrostatic sprayers. These have been used to disperse HOCl on all surfaces. These sprayers are particularly useful on soft surfaces such as curtains, couches, and chairs. Soft surfaces are difficult to disinfect with traditional spray, mop or wipe application techniques.

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Further Reading:

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) Research:

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Salmonella Enteritidis
  • Salmonella Typhimurium
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Swine Influenza Virus: H1N1