MATERIAL COMPATIBILITY

STERAMIST® iHP KILLS THE HARDEST PATHOGENS WITHIN SECONDS,

RESULTING IN POWERFUL EFFICACY, REDUCED TREATMENT TIME, AND NON-CORROSIVE DISINFECTION

As an EPA-registered disinfectant, SteraMist® is subjected to many material compatibility tests to ensure that your facility is treated as effectively as possible. SteraMist® contains no dyes, fragrances, chlorine, ammonium, bleach or silver ions.

FABRICS

During a 10-day study, common fabrics found in healthcare environments were immersed in standing liquid BIT™ solution consisting of 7.8% hydrogen peroxide per inactivated gallon. The protocol is to spray for seconds or minutes, not 10 days.

METALS

Another similar 10-day study submerged 33 different metals and 6 non-metals commonly used in aerospace industries. Each sample was pulled at 24-hour intervals for observation before being returned to the solution. The protocol is to spray for seconds or minutes, not for 10 days. 

CLEANROOM

A final test simulated a cleanroom containing PVC, doorknobs, light switches, and hanging material samples. The area was subjected to 160 hours and 1000 cycles of injection – an amount far in excess of the scope of recommended SteraMist® treatment intervals. Protocol is to spray for seconds or minutes, not for 10 days.

RESULTS

After 10 days, the results indicated insignificant changes to mass, color, and texture over the duration of the test. 

RESULTS

Brass, nickel, copper, and stainless steels indicated a negligible change in mass at the end of the test, with some having as little as a 0.1% reduction in weight.

RESULTS

After uninterrupted intervals of 100 cycles, results consistently indicated negligible, primarily visual damage such as the development of white powdery film. The standard cycle for the room consisted of a 3-minute injection phase, a 5-minute dwell phase, and a 50minute aeration phase. 

SteraMist® is a perfect approach to general decontamination in a wide variety of environments with minimal effects on surfaces.

7.8% hydrogen peroxide BIT™ solution is converted to a fine mist through cold plasma technology.

SteraMist® has a recommeded application time of five seconds per square foot- well under 10 days of full submersion.