Surface Disinfection with Silver Hydrogen Peroxide


ALSTASAN SILVOX finds a wide use in Surface Disinfection. This silver combined hydrogen peroxide is used in multiple industries such as Food and Beverage, Dairy, Brewery, Process Industry, Institutional etc. It is eco-friendly and can practically disinfect any surface except coloured fabrics. It is a noted no-rinse, no-wipe biodegradable disinfectant for use in general disinfection of work surfaces, sanitary facilities and other premises.


Need for Surface Disinfection


Contaminated surfaces infect man by the routes of ingestion, external contact, and inhalation. And there is well established relationship between microbial contamination and three types of disease- gastrointestinal, cutaneous, and respiratory. Enterobacteria, Streptococci, Staphylococci, Listeria, Salmonella variants have been found on contaminated surfaces.
However, hospital floors collect all the settled down air borne microorganisms, medical equipment surfaces can become contaminated with infectious agents, leading to health risks.
The CDC Isolation Guideline mentions that equipment contaminated with blood, body fluids, secretions, or excretions must be cleaned and disinfected after use.


Methods of Surface Sanitation

  • Dip method: Dipped in a solution of ALSTASAN SILVOX with DM water for a contact time of 15 minutes.
  • Spray method: A solution with DM water sprayed thoroughly and left for a contact time of 45-60 minutes.
  • CIP method: A fair dilution of the product is sprayed on or circulated through the pipelines.
  • Fill and Soak Method: Known as the circulation and static method, the system is filled with the diluted product and allowed to soak for a while, then flushed.

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Conventional Surface Sterilants


For surface disinfection purposes, alcohol, quaternary ammonium compounds, or peroxyacetic acid is mostly used.
Phenolic compounds are cheap surface disinfectants which work by rupturing cell membranes and denaturation of the cellular components.
Surgical spirits are good bacteriostatic antiseptics, but are noted to reduce the number of microorganisms and not eliminate them.



  • Water hardness and cellulose-basedwipers can make quaternary ammonium compounds less effective because of insoluble precipitates that form.
  • The effectiveness of peroxyacetic acid is affected by pH.
  • Ethanol is known for increasing skin permeability by expanding the pores on the stratum corneum (outermost skin layer), allowing bacteria and other harmful chemicals to seep in.
  • Phenolic compounds may lose efficiency upon contact with organic matter.
  • Activity decreases in alkaline pH.


  • Penetrates stubborn biofilm layers
  • Even combats Enterococci, which has a reputation of surviving in inanimate environments for prolonged periods
  • Does not leave any sticky residues
  • No irritating odours, scents, or stains
  • Does not develop microbial resistance
  • Silver Hydrogen Peroxide provides a long lasting disinfection

Comparison Chart 

Characteristics Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs) Alcohol ALSTASAN SILVOX
Spectrum of activity Gram positive bacteria, fungi, yeasts, sheathed viruses Gram positive bacteria, gram negative bacteria, fungi, yeasts, sheathed viruses Gram positive and gram negative bacteria, fungi, yeasts, spores, sheathed and unsheathed viruses, Salmonella, Legionella, amoebae, protozoa, biofilms
Inactive on Gram negative bacteria, Mycobacteria, spores, unsheathed and sheathed viruses, amoebae, protozoa, biofilms  Spores unsheathed and sheathed, viruses, amoebae, protozoa, biofilms  None
Surface behaviour Leaves a surface residue  Very good Very good
Odour  Odourless Strong Odourless
Tolerance to skin Good Good in recommended concentration Very good in recommended concentration 
Carcinogenecity  None  Yes, proven  None
Toxicity (LD50) Toxic (350-900 mg/kg body weight) Moderately toxic (1100-1600 mg/kg body weight) Nontoxic (above 3000 mg/kg)