Air Sanitation with Silver Hydrogen Peroxide

ALSTASAN SILVOX is a fast acting biocide that effectively kills microorganisms in critical area air environments. This silver stabilized hydrogen peroxide is completely nontoxic and biodegradable, requiring no neutralization, reduces the re-entry time from the conventional 4-6 hours to just one.

 

Need for Air Sanitation

Microbial diseases transferred over respiratory droplets or dust is classified as airborne. Some common air borne diseases include flu, tuberculosis, measles, etc.
Excess patient overload in emergency service areas mean that poor attention is paid to thorough cleaning, disinfection of rooms and air-conditioning ducts, which otherwise would require closing the concerned area. Over a period of time, this leads to accumulation of lint, fibre, dust and fungal growth.
Fumigation allows overcoming many critical aspects of wiping in both procedure and validation. 

 

Method of Air Sanitation

Traditionally, we relied on pressurized steam sterilization (autoclaving), radiation (UV and gamma rays), and other various liquid chemical disinfectants. 

Fumigation is an effective form of disinfection, as gas can spread rapidly within the space to be disinfected, and all the hidden corners and blocked surfaces. The disinfectant is vapourized into fine droplets using a fogger and blown into the air. Upon settling down, these droplets reveal their effect.
ALSTASAN SILVOX is diluted with water and fumigated with a fogging machine to disinfect an area. Post application, the room would be free of any possible aerobic microbial count and odour.
 

For knowing the exact dosage and method of application for your given requirement, please refer to our Chemtex representative or email us your requirement at silvox@silverhydrogenperoxide.com or call us at +91-896-111-1111

Conventional Air disinfectants

 

Formaldehyde is a disinfectant belonging to the aldehyde group, conventionally used for air sterilization. Although effective against bacteria, fungi, and many viruses and spores, formaldehyde is known to be highly carcinogenic. Glutaraldehyde is rapidly effective against a wide range of microorganisms, but has toxic health effects, and may leave a greasy residue.

 

Disadvantages

 
  • Formaldehyde is slow acting, and has poor penetration.
  • It is also toxic in nature, causing burning sensations, pulmonary oedema, pneumonitis, etc.
  • Carcinogenic, resulting in nasopharyngeal cancer in humans.
  • Does not work outside its effective temperature range.
  • Glutaraldehyde has adverse health effects like nausea, eye and skin irritation, etc.
  • Requires assisted ventilation.

Advantages of ALSTASAN SILVOX

 
  • Prevents air borne diseases such as Leginellosis, Swine flu, influenza, tuberculosis, pneumonia, anthrax, pox, measles, etc.
  • No scent or odour
  • No neutralization required
  • No toxic effect on humans
  • Eco-friendly, forming water and oxygen

Comparison Chart

Characteristics Formaldehyde+KMnO4+Ammonia Formaldehyde+Glutaraldehyde ALSTASAN SILVOX
Spectrum of activity Gram positive, gram negative bacteria Gram positive, gram negative bacteria, fungi, yeast, sheathed virus All bacteria, spores, fungi, virus, yeast
Odour Extremely pungent and irritating Pungent and irritating Odourless
Tolerance on skin Poor Poor Excellent
Carcinogenicity Yes, proven Yes, proven No
Re-entry time 1 day 4-6 hours 1 hour
Surface Poor Moderate Excellent
Toxicity (LD50) Toxic (250mg/kg) Toxic (400mg/kg) Nontoxic (above 3000 mg/kg)