2021-07-13

Smart Misting Systems for Effective Disinfection of COVID-19

Suitable options to help control the spread of coronavirus and disinfecting larger areas or rooms.

Early in the Covid pandemic, airlines started using disinfectant misters to sanitize airplane cabins to ensure that they were as healthy as possible. As the Covid pandemic continues to spread, many types of facilities are using misting systems to disinfect areas such as hospital reception areas, waiting rooms, educational facilities, classrooms, and other areas that receive large volumes of use.

When cleaning countertops with a sprayer and cloth, or when mopping floors, only those specific areas that are touched with the cloth or mop are being cleaned. With misters, surrounding areas such as walls around countertops or the base of furniture and baseboards are also being cleaned. Germs in the air may settle in areas not conveniently assessable to cleaning, but a disinfectant mist will reach the same areas where germs settle.

What is Disinfectant Misting and How Should it be Used for Preventing Spread of COVID-19?

Disinfectant Misting is a system of disinfecting that releases a fine spray or mist of disinfectant into an environment. The disinfectant is released under pressure through fine nozzles to create the mist. You often see these types of misting systems in outdoor restaurants, in front of fruit or drink stands, or in public spaces where they help cool people off. This same fine mist can also be used for disinfecting, as it allows for the tiny droplets of disinfectant to completely cover a surface and effectively kill germs, bacteria, viruses, and pathogens. As the mist settles on surfaces, it will have enough time to disinfect the surface before eventually evaporating.

Disinfectant misting is ideal for high-touch, heavy use areas such as locker rooms, stairwells in public places, restaurant seating areas, hospitals, medical facilities, and residential areas. Regular use of a misting system will help reduce the spread of infections and improve the safety of high-use facilities.

Application of Disinfectant Misting

When a misting system has been installed, disinfecting can be done on a regular basis. Hospital-grade disinfectants can be chosen to be used with a misting system that can simultaneously eliminate allergens and odors.

Preparation

To prepare for the most effective disinfectant misting, personal items and unnecessary items should be removed from the area. All food should be removed from the area. Any visible spills or soiled areas should be given a thorough pre-wipe to eliminate conditions that would make it difficult for the disinfectant to penetrate. High touchpoint areas such as door handles, railings, and countertops should be wiped with a disinfectant before misting.

Accumulated dust will hinder mist from thoroughly covering surfaces and reduce the effectiveness of disinfecting. Therefore, all dusty areas should be dusted off before misting.

Soft furnishings such as cloth sofas may retain disinfectant for a period of time after treatment, so should be removed from the area before treatment. In general, it is not advised to have cloth furniture in areas where the possibility of Covid contamination is high, as this type of furniture is more likely to retain the virus.

Application

Before misting, the entire area being misted should be cleared of people. This will ensure the mist is not inhaled and the misting process will not be disturbed, giving the mist a chance to settle evenly on all surfaces.

After misting, the disinfectant should be allowed to sit for a period. This will allow enough dwell time to kill viruses and germs. Often, letting the area remain undisturbed overnight is recommended.

After a sufficient dwell time, the area should be opened for good ventilation to disperse disinfectant vapor. As an extra added measure, high contact areas can be sprayed with a disinfectant and wiped off.

Disinfectant Products and Safety Precautions

Disinfectants applied as a mist or vapor may reach harmful levels during delivery and may cause eye or skin damage. People should not enter the area while it is undergoing disinfecting.

Hydrogen peroxide and hypochlorous acid are very safe to use as a mist or vapor, as long as they are used properly. Refer to your disinfectants MSDS information for complete requirements.

Be sure to follow the instructions and use the correct concentration of disinfectants to assure proper disinfection. Overuse of disinfectant may leave wet surfaces or residue.

Puricom CBU Misting System

Puricom CBU Misting System

The Puricom CBU Misting System is a highly effective misting system often used in outdoor restaurants, amusement parks, fruit or drink stands, and other open spaces for cooling the environment. The smart mist system uses a pressure pump and fine nozzle orifices to produce a mist that humidifies the environment and lowers the ambient temperature by evaporation.

Puricom smart misting system is also applicable for medical disinfection solutions and can be used in entrances of hospitals, medical camps, tent canopies, disinfection tunnels, or with any custom-made sanitizing booth.

FEATURES

  • Temperature cooling.
  • Humidity regulation.
  • Removes dust and pollen from the air.
  • Can be used for environmental disinfection.
(Disinfection medication must be completely soluble in water.)

SANITIZING MISTING SYSTEM SETUP

Sanitizing Misting System Setup

USES

Ideal for gardens, outdoor venues, shopping malls, factories, farms, schools, zoos, kindergartens, playgrounds, hospitals, trading centers, restaurants, markets, etc.

Applications of Puricom CBU Smart Misting System

If you are looking for the best solution for disinfectant misting, welcome to check out Puricom CBU Smart Misting System or get in touch with us for more information!