Electrostatic Disinfectant System Basics
Electrostatic spray disinfectant systems have been in use for decades, yet many people are unaware of their existence. This is a significant issue considering that these devices’ use puts both humans and materials at risk. Electrostatic discharges occur when a charged object passes through an electric conductor, usually creating a change in its electrical charge. An electrostatic discharge can be very hazardous for those who are exposed to it, especially those who spend a lot of time around such materials. This is because even the smallest amount of electrostatic charge has the potential to create a huge amount of dangerous energy if it comes in contact with metal or other conductive materials.
The primary component in an electrostatic spray disinfectant system is the electrostatic charge itself. This is a negatively charged conductor that is attached to a negative pad. In some cases, the unit utilizes a second contact plate to add a counterbalance to the positively charged conductor. This additional contact plate can help prevent the system from accidentally discharging when there is not enough current coming from the main device.
Because an electrostatic spray disinfectant system works by using a positively charged conductor to create a charge, it does not come into contact with any foreign substances during the process. However, in order for the system to work effectively it is important to make sure that the containers that hold the chemicals are kept as clear as possible. Many manufacturers recommend that these types of disinfectants are used in areas where human interaction is a concern. For example, these types of disinfectants should never be used near an open faucet, since they can easily be contaminated by water and make it much more difficult to effectively clear the area. While they may smell good, this type of fogging agent poses a hazard to anyone who comes in contact with it.
The two most common methods of electrostatic spraying involve either a capped cylinder or a sprayer nozzle. Both devices use the same type of electrical charge to produce the fogging agents. The actual difference between the two types comes from how the two are designed to apply the agents. The capped cylinder typically uses a shorter length hose than the sprayer nozzle. This allows the longer hose to cover a greater distance and create more powerful disinfection.
The long length of the hose also allows it to cover a greater area, which can increase the effectiveness of the disinfection. However, both of these features come with their own sets of drawbacks. Capped cylinder electrostatic cleaning systems require manual cleaning to remove all the particles after each use. This requires using a strong vacuum to remove the fogging agent from the bottles and ensuring that they are completely empty before replacing them.
Single nozzle electrostatic disinfection is the preferred method for many businesses because of its low maintenance. The system works by spraying a single continuous stream of solution to kill and remove germs and microbes from the surfaces that it cleans. This method can effectively clean and disinfect large areas in a short period of time. These devices must be regularly maintained to prevent the build-up of residual solution, which can affect the effectiveness of the product. This system uses one of the most advanced technology to achieve this extremely efficient disinfection.
A popular type of single nozzle electrostatic disinfection unit uses a high-pressure stream of solution to aerosol droplets. The droplets are small enough to be directed at the germ or bacteria that the system is attempting to kill. In many cases, this will be sufficient to completely disinfect the area, but in other instances, a five gallon tank may be required to generate a sufficient amount of aerosol droplets to eliminate germs. The high pressure of the stream can cause damage to nearby objects, if not directed at the right size. Depending on the size of the area to be disinfected, a five gallon tank may be too small.
Many consumers prefer a one-step system that utilizes a five-gallon tank and a one-step wand extension. If a larger area needs to be disinfected, a two-step process may be used. Using a two-step process requires a larger tank, more powerful spray nozzle, and a wand extension with a higher spray force. This requires a larger installation space, higher pressure, and a more complex installation process.