Chlorine Dioxide (ClO₂)
Chlorine dioxide sterilization uses chlorine dioxide gas to eradicate microorganisms and pathogens from surfaces and environments. Its strong oxidative properties effectively eliminate bacteria, viruses, and fungi. This method's ability to reach inaccessible areas makes it suitable for sterilization in healthcare, food processing, and water treatment industries. It is a dependable and efficient choice for maintaining the safety and cleanliness of diverse materials and settings.
What is Chlorine Dioxide?
Chlorine dioxide (ClO₂) is a yellow-green gas with an odor similar to chlorine with excellent distribution, penetration and sterilization abilities due to its gaseous nature.
What Are The Benefits of Chlorine Dioxide?
Chlorine dioxide is not mutagenic or carcinogenic in humans. ClO₂ is not explosive and leaves no harsh residues.
What Industries Utilize Steam Sterilization?
Chlorine dioxide has been recognized as a disinfectant since the early 1900s and has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for many applications.
What is Difference Between EO And ClO₂?
Chlorine dioxide gas performs in a near identical manner as that of ethylene oxide, the current industry standard. However, chlorine dioxide gas is void of the safety concerns ethylene oxide has.
What Dictates If Chlorine Dioxide Can Be Used?
Chlorine dioxide has been demonstrated effective as a broad spectrum, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal agent, as well as a deodorizer, and also able to inactivate beta-lactams and destroy both pinworms and their eggs.
Which Materials Work Best With ClO₂ Sterilization?
Chlorine dioxide is safe on materials and leaves no post treatment residuals, making it safe to use in the most critical environments.