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Dry fogging with hydrogen peroxide has been used in various sectors including laboratories, biotech food production and healthcare for many years. However, the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 sparkled the need for this decontamination technology to be used in many other public facilities, such as airports, train stations, hospitals, malls ..etc.  

The term “dry fog” is used where a disinfectant fog is made of droplets in the size of 10 µm or smaller. Dry fogging is a relatively new decontamination technology that uses liquid disinfectant and compressed air as consumables. The ultrafine droplet size of the dry fog helps it to resist gravity and prevents it from easily falling onto surfaces, therefore ensuring as desirable quality for space/surface decontamination.

The dry fog deployment excels at sterilizing large complex areas. Some machines that are designed specifically for this purpose, such as the mobile disinfection robot: SIFROBOT-6.1, that would sterilize an area in a fraction of the time it would take for manual cleaning. Besides a large manual cleaning mean an increased contamination risk.

Additionally, for traditional cleaning methods, not all environmental surfaces are targeted, and even cleaning of high-touch surfaces is susceptible to human error. Interventions not effectively targeting all environmental surfaces leave reservoirs of contagious viruses.

For this reason, dry fogging system is a better option to combat the relentless widespread of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19  since it kills at least 99.999% (log6) of harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and mould, and offers outstanding support to any infection prevention and hygiene regime.

Reference: Journal of Hospital Infections.

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