Electrostatic Versus Fogging

Electrostatic Versus Fogging

The world has woken up to the need for invisible cleaning practices.

Killing germs and viruses can be done via many methods and using a wide choice of fluids.

With the explosion of Electrostatic Spraying in recent months, there are naturally going to be comparisons made with other mass coverage equipment.

We have looked at the differences between sanitising with an Electrostatic Sprayer and a fogger. Here is what we have found.

  • Electrostatic spraying allows the user the scope to work a whole room at different angles and be in control of the process from start to finish.
  • Fogging relies on a machine to do the work with generally no user present and can miss areas
  • Electrostatic spraying is a constant motion; left to right and up and down. The user has control over the volume sprayed.
  • Fogging uses much more liquid, often excessively, at a higher cost
  • Electrostatic spraying requires less downtime. Once a room has been sprayed using electrostatics it can be re-entered as soon as the fluid is dry (20-45 minutes depending on micron setting and temperature of the room).
  • Fogging can mean an environment is generally locked down without use for 4+ hours
  • Electrostatic spraying does not require a room to be taped up
  • Fogging generally does. A business has very little downtime in each area using electrostatics.
  • Electrostatic spraying hits hidden and shadowed areas due to magnetic adhesion to the surfaces and very little falls to the floor
  • Fogging can push a lot of product into the air and a lot of it can fail to cover all surfaces

Note in relation to above points

  • The biocide particles in the mist or fog are so small that they remain suspended in the air long enough to kill airborne viruses and bacteria
  • Control will do the same job through the electrostatics (using 40 micron)

Q. But does electrostatic spraying kill airborne pathogens?

A. Yes. The Control product certainly does. It also helps to kill pathogens which move over a wall or ceiling, for example, once it has dried. Just like fogging would do, the electrostatics can be used to apply disinfectant to walls, floors, and ceilings.

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