Electrostatic Spray Technology
What is Electrostatic Spraying?
Most surface areas are neutral (uncharged) or negative. Electrostatic application for surface disinfection is a method of applying disinfectants to a target surface area by utilizing an electrostatic force of attraction. Simply put, the electrostatic system places an electrical charge on the droplets and disperses them across a target surface area providing comprehensive, even 360 degree coverage.
This provides a consistent and uniform coverage in which the droplets adhere to vertical, horizontal and three-dimensional surfaces (“wraps” around the target area). As proven in the agriculture and automotive industries, this electrostatic application process takes less time to achieve the desired effect, while substantially reducing chemical costs. (Laryea and No, 2004 and 2005; Matthews, 1992)
Research has shown that microorganisms can survive on surfaces for days, weeks, and even months, and can be hidden from current spray and wipe methods. (Kramer, 2006) Using electrostatic technology provides effective, proven, safe and comprehensive surface coverage and eliminates cross contamination of dangerous pathogens. Regarding the virus can last on surfaces for several hours, or even days.
COVID-Clean: Electrostatic Sprayers, Used Around The World
Electrostatics is a branch of physics that studies the phenomena and properties of stationary or slow-moving electric charges (Electrostatics, 2016). Electrostatic phenomena is easily demonstrated when lint is attracted to clothes, or when dust clings to a TV screen.
Electrostatic induction charging is a method of creating or generating static electricity in a material by bringing an electrically charged object near it. This causes electrical charges to be redistributed in the material, resulting in one side having an excess of either positive (+) or negative (-) charges.
With these technological advances, we are saving people’s live around the world. We are continuing to keep up on trends to provide the best possible cleaning solutions in the future.
EPA Approved : Features of Electrostatic Spraying
EPA studies (EPA-600-R-15-279 and USEPA 2015b) show that compared to traditional sprayer systems, an electrostatic spray technology is more efficient, reduces waste, and delivers a more uniform distribution of liquids over uneven surfaces.
• Applies chemicals faster
• Uses less solution
• More complete and consistent coverage
• Takes 50% less time to disinfect compared to conventional methods
• Improves infection control and the spread of viruses such as influenza, MRSA, HIV, H1N1, this virus and many others
• Prevents costly financial burdens associated with contagious healthcare infections
We recommend the EPA’s list of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of this virus. The list can be reviewed here.