H2O2 Converted by Plasma Science
Application time: taking only 5 seconds per square foot to apply.
Contact time to disinfect: 7-minute.
Does not damage equipment so rooms do not need to be emptied. Even highly technical equipment can be left out.
Does not leave any toxic residue. There is no need to wipe or rinse surfaces.
Can reach the entire room, leaving no surface untreated by human error and is even effective on hard-to-clean surfaces..
Easy to integrate with cleaning procedures.
Is validated to comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.
THE ADVANTAGE OF STERAMIST™ BIT™
Disinfection and decontamination must be done with a high degree of effectiveness and reliability.
SteraMist™ offers customers these advantages over other disinfection and decontamination methods:
Produces high-level disinfection as opposed to simple manual cleaning procedures, which have been documented to leave behind 30% to 60% of surface pathogens.
Binary Ionization Technology (BIT), a patented two-step process that activates and ionizes a 7.8% Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) sole active ingredient based solution into a fine mist/fog known as ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP).
SteraMist™ BIT™ is a patented two-step process that aerosolizes and activates a low concentration hydrogen peroxide solution to produce a fine aqueous mist. This mist contains a high concentration of reactive oxidative species (ROS), mostly hydroxyl radicals, which cause damage to pathogenic organisms. SteraMist™ BIT™has been shown to be effective in reducing or eliminating bacteria and viruses, including MRSA, H1N1, and Clostridium difficile.
Binary Ionization Technology (BIT™) is a patented EPA solution, which is recommended also for the pharmaceutical industry (EPA Registration #90150-2).
Unlike many of TOMI’s competitors, Hydrogen Peroxide is not the efficient kill, instead the proper application and decontamination of iHP contains a high concentration of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), consisting mostly of hydroxyl radicals (OH) is the killing agent. OH are one of the most powerful oxidizing agents in nature, and during TOMI’s iHP process, kills bacteria and fungal spores and inactivates viral cells by destroying their proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. This leads to the cellular disruption and/or dysfunction allowing for the quick decontamination of targeted areas, objects and large spaces.
The uniqueness of TOMI’s Plasma Science technology is that it takes an OH, previously known to only live milliseconds and transfers it from “point A to point B” in the area or space expecting an efficient decontamination. Keeping the OH active, resulting in the destruction of the cell wall of bacterial spores within seconds.
The atmospheric cold plasma arc converts the H2O2 molecules into ROS, mainly the OH. While a large percentage of the H2O2 is converted, some escapes the arc and is present in the ambient air. The small escaping amount of H2O2 in the ambient environment being treated with SteraMist™ makes it possible to “smell the clean”, but the plasma science behind the TOMI SteraMist™ technology and sprayers may allow for a six log kill to the area/space being decontaminated- innovating for a safer world.