Chemical suitable for the sanitation of the environment
There are numerous chemicals suitable for sanitizing and sterilizing so as to kill and destroy the coronavirus (Covid-19). They likely all have some use in specific contexts
Ecotao Enterprises supplies a selection of chemicals to be used in different contexts.
Eco-Lyte Hypochlorous acid (HoCL)
This is not to be confused with hydrochloric acid (HoCl)! Hypochlorous acid is actually in the pH range 6-10 as a commercial product called Anolyte Neutral.
This is the one of the safest products to use and arguably the safest product to use in the combat of Covid-19.
See the second half of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFB_Kt8fW9c
Virkon S is a powerful antiviral used in the animal industry. More Virkon information on this site.
- Aerial disinfection
- Water delivery systems
- Boot and shoe ftor baths
Virukill is available as a cannister type disinfectant aerosol fogger, defined as a broad spectrum disinfectant and in liquid form for fogging and thermal fog applications.
Active ingredient: Didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) (a quaternary ammonium compound)
Disinfectant Concentrations and Contact Times for EPA's List of Products Effective against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19
Active ingredient, Poly dimethyl ammonium chloride is also on the EPA list to destroy the coronavirus.It is a Broad spectrum disinfection of surfaces against all poultry viruses, bacteria, fungi, mycoplasma, yeasts, algae.
- Contains a novel and patented quaternary ammonium compound synthesis.
- Excellent biodegradability and hence low environmental impact.
- Truly non-corrosive and does not oxidise.
- Non-toxic at recommended rates.
- The concentrate has a very low toxicity, LD 50 >4000mg/kg, less than table salt.
- High surfactant content with excellent wetting and penetrating abilities.
- Highly active in the presence of organic matter, including hard water and heavy soiling.
- Not pH-dependant and works at a wide range of temperatures.
Virukill is active against all groups of pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi and mycoplasma family groups) at various concentrations.It even works against algae.Objective and internationally respected institutes and researchers have extensively tested Virukill. These include:
- The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
- The Department of Tropical Diseases at the University of Pretoria (Ondersterpoort
- The Department of Poultry Diseases at the University of Pretoria (Ondersterpoort)
- Agricultural Research Council (ARC), Irene
University of the Free State.All tests were certified and conducted using internationally accepted codes of good laboratory practice (GLP). In summary, mostbacteria and fungi were tested using a 1% (1:100) or 0,5% (1:200) Virukill dilution ratio with 10 minutes exposure time and organicloads of 1% skim milk plus 300 ppm water hardness. Skim milk was used because it has a strong inhibitory influence on chemicalcompounds and is ideal, when combined with hard water, for simulating field conditions.Most viruses were tested using 1% (1:100) Virukill dilution ratio with 20 minutes exposure time and organic loads of 1% skimmilk plus 300 ppm water hardness. A minimum 4 log reduction in pathogen population was needed for the dilution ratio to bequalified as effective.
Halamid, Chloramine T
This can be used in thermal foggers http://halamid.com/thermal-fogging-halamid/ . See more on this site.
Halamid can be used in healthcare and public areas http://halamid.com/applications/healthcare-industry/
Health care technical bulletin
This product is very stable in solution.
Quatsan bears the SABS 1853 mark. Quatsan is a twinchain QAC which has has a broad spectrum kill rate, which is second to none. Safe to use on all surfaces and can be applyed with use of sprayers, foamers or simply bucket and water. Because of its high dilution rate, it makes for a vert in-expensive disinfectant.