What Chlorine Dioxide Does
Chlorine Dioxide vaporizes, decontaminates, disinfects and deodorizers. This truly revolutionary, innovative, patented product is EPA approved to control and inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and viruses.
Chlorine Dioxide easy-to-use portable device releases the most powerful and safest antimicrobial vapor existing today.
Chlorine Dioxide quick release vapor penetrates through deeply into any materials removing dangerous pathogens, safely and effectively.
Chlorine Dioxide vapors get rid of any odors, organic or chemical, in any enclosed or confined environment.
Chlorine Dioxide can change the air quality in any car, truck, RV or enclosed space, by safely penetrating any porous material or surface, eliminates all bacteria, mold, mildew and chemical compounds that contaminate and cause odors.
In essence the Chlorine Dioxide vapors detox your space.
Chlorine Dioxide is perfect for the Home, Schools, Hotels, Motels, Hospitality Establishment, Apartment Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Warehouses, Basements, Restaurants, Bars, Restrooms, Trailers, Cabins, Marinas, Boats, Health Care Facilities, Gyms, Locker Rooms, Dumpsters, Containers, Kennels, etc.
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How Our Odor Removal Products Work
Chlorine Dioxide or Clo2 through its patented dry-medium, timed release technology is able to generate and release a nontoxic Chlorine Dioxide vapor, into any confined area, under a sustained basis when exposed to ambient humidity. This gradual release of the nontoxic Chlorine Dioxide vapor penetrates through the air, deeply into any porous material acting as a biocide.
Now, thanks to Chlorine Dioxide and its patented safe and efficient dry-medium delivery system, Chlorine Dioxide can be packaged in an inexpensive easy to use small disposable, portable device. This allows Chlorine Dioxide to become economically, easily, readily and safely available directly into homes, schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, bathrooms, public transportation and any other public or private facilities where the threat of disease or any other dangerous or even not so dangerous microbes may be.
As a reactive gas, chlorine dioxide cannot be transported in rail cars or cylinders, so its vast potential has gone largely untapped in the industries that need it most. Until now
One of the major advantages in using ClO2 is that it does not form chlorinated organic byproducts. ClO2 is structurally different than chlorine and reacts with organic matter through different pathways. Chlorine chlorinates organic matter, forming chlorinated byproducts. Many chlorinated organic compounds have been found to be carcinogenic, such as trihalomethanes (THMs). Alternatively, ClO2 reacts with organic matter through an oxidation-reduction reaction. ClO2 oxidizes the organic matter and is itself reduced to the chlorite ion, and eventually to the chloride ion. Thus, disinfection with ClO2 does not result in carcinogenic chlorinated byproducts.
Why Chlorine Dioxide over Other chemicals used for odor elimination
Baking soda and activated carbon:
Activated carbon, also referred to as charcoal, is a well-known adsorbent that can
interact with odor-causing compounds when they come into contact with its
surface and accumulate on it. While there are many industrial processes
involving activated carbon, utilizing it on a small scale is not efficient. Because
the adsorption process requires direct contact, odor causing compounds must
directly pass activated carbon molecules in order to be adsorbed and thus removed
from the environment. The adsorption sites on the surface of activated carbon
particles will eventually be filled, and while activated carbon can be regenerated
with steam, ultimately it must be replaced.
Baking soda is a common kitchen means of combating odors. Baking soda is a
weakly basic chemical called sodium bicarbonate, which absorbs odors caused by
acids by chemically interacting with them. Many kitchen odors are associated
with organic acids, such as the acid that causes the odor of rancid butter. If these
odor-causing acids come directly into contact with baking soda, an acid-base
reaction will take place and the odor will be neutralized. However, only odors
associated with acids can be inactivated by baking soda. Again, because of the
passive nature of the reaction, odor neutralization with baking soda relies on
direct contact between the compound and the surface of the baking soda.
Adsorption and absorption are capable of controlling odors by inactivating odor
causing compounds but these processes cannot control the sources of the smell,
such as mold and bacteria. They are passive processes, relying on circulation
past the molecules of activated carbon and sodium bicarbonate. Because chlorine
dioxide exists as a gas, it spreads throughout an environment enabling direct
contact with odor causing compounds and sources such as bacteria and mold
which may be dispersed throughout the space. The solid nature of sodium
bicarbonate and activated carbon relegates their odor-fighting ability to the
physical space in which they sit.
Using bleach to control odors will kill some odor causing bacteria, but it will not
break down odor-causing compounds. Instead, the typical reaction associated
with bleach is the addition of a chlorine atom to the molecule, which will allow
the odor to often persist. In many water treatment plants using bleach or chlorine
for disinfection, chlorine dioxide is added to control taste and odor compounds
formed through the interactions of chlorine and organic matter in the water.
Other chemicals such as ozone can also physically change odor-causing chemical
compounds. However, ozone is also very reactive with many non-targeted
materials, such as dust in the air, fabric, and plastic and metals that are in the
surrounding environment. Because of these non-targeted side reactions, more
ozone may be needed for a particular job in order to maintain a level high enough
to react with the odor-causing compounds. Additionally, aggressive side
reactions can damage furniture and appliances in the area being deodorized with
ozone. Ozone also requires the use of sophisticated machinery and electricity.
Silver and Colloidal Silver:
Silver is impregnated into many fabrics and surfaces in order to discourage
bacterial growth. It can also be sold in solution as either silver ions or colloidal
silver particles. Silver ions are capable of inactivating bacteria; however, silver
colloids have been found to not possess antimicrobial activity. While silver ions
can be effective, this is a passive way of preventing pathogen growth and
associated odor problems. Bacteria must land directly on the silver particles in
the fabric or other surface in order to begin to be affected by the silver. As a gas,
chlorine dioxide actively diffuses throughout a space, targeting bacteria, mold,
mildew, and other pathogens as well as odor-causing compounds.
Another drawback of using silver for deodorization is that silver in either ion or
colloid form does not efficiently alter odor-causing compounds to non-odorous
compounds. Deodorizing compounds containing silver and colloidal silver need
additional active ingredients in order to neutralize already-formed odors.
Chlorine dioxide is capable of oxidizing both odor-causing compounds and the
bacteria that produce them, thus providing an effective deodorizing material on
two fronts with just one chemical.
Hydroxyl Radicals and Titanium Dioxide:
Hydroxyl radicals are created by a reaction between titanium dioxide, sunlight,
and moisture. While hydroxyl radicals are powerful antimicrobials, initiating the
reaction efficiently to produce them requires direct sunlight. Once they are
produced, their lifetime is only a fraction of a second before they react with
whatever is closest. Thus, the antimicrobial use of titanium dioxide to generate
hydroxyl radicals can only be applied on surfaces where light and moisture are
present and the pollutants or microorganisms are in contact. This can be achieved
by circulating air through a mechanical device that brings bacteria and pollutants
into direct contact with a titanium dioxide coated surface. Bacteria and odorcausing
compounds would need to land on the treated surface and directly interact
with a light-activated molecule in order to be affected. Using titanium dioxide as
a spray is not efficient because antimicrobial activity requires direct contact
between the pollutant and the particle of titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide will
not actively search for the pollutant, as does chlorine dioxide. Additionally,
sunlight or UV light needs to be present once the titanium dioxide has been
sprayed to efficiently convert it to an active hydroxyl radical.