How Does Electrostatic Disinfection Work?
In the past, various industries have used what we now regard as old-fashioned spray methods to paint machines and apply pesticides to crops. The persistent problem with these outdated methods was the poor results achieved in regard to what is called spray transfer. In manufacturing, much of the paint ended up somewhere other than the surface it was intended to cover. In farming, much of the pesticide was similarly lost.
As you can imagine, poor spray transfer was of particular concern when employees of attempted to sanitize hospitals, healthcare facilities, schools, research and development labs, clean rooms, or any environment where sanitization was essential. If the disinfecting spray couldn’t reach bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms in difficult-to-get to places, it wouldn’t eliminate germs, and true sanitization would not occur.
Somewhat comparable problems arise when an individual attempts to sanitize an area via other traditional methods. Dry and wet dusting does little more than spread dirt around unless the rags are washed frequently. Dry dusting simply throws particles into the air that end up on different surfaces, and wet dusting has trouble reaching specific areas and may apply harmful chemicals as well.
Electrostatic Sanitizing: A Problem-Solving Innovation
Disinfectant applied by an electrostatic sanitizing sprayer is atomized and receives a positive electrical charge. There are two advantages to this process:
- First, the electrical charge is attracted to the targeted surface (which is electrically neutral) and attaches to it ensuring the electrostatic cleaning chemicals aren’t wasted.
- Second, the electrostatic disinfection chemicals repel each other because they have the same electrical charge. (If you’ve ever pushed the positive poles of two magnets together, or the negative poles, for that matter, you’ve experienced a form of this repulsion.) This causes the droplets to spread out and cover an entire targeted area, creating a wraparound effect that forces them into hard-to-reach spaces. Thus, electrostatic disinfection treatment is able to sanitize an entire area, including the hard-to-reach spots.
Buildings That May Need Electrostatic Cleaning Services
As noted above, hospitals, other healthcare facilities, schools, research and development facilities, and clean rooms are environments that particularly ignore the benefits of electrostatic disinfection at their peril. At the same time, any residential housing spaces are likely to find it useful, particularly when you and your family are seeking assurance that they’ve eliminated the possibility of contamination by COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus).
Floors, walls, keyboards, phones, and desktops benefit greatly from electrostatic sanitization. Any hard-to-reach places or delicate pieces of equipment will too, particularly if they are used daily.
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