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April, 3 2024

SteraMist vs. Chlorine Dioxide: One Clear Choice

When it comes to disinfection, there are many options and chemicals on the market. Chlorine dioxide (CIO2) is a chemical compound used widely as a disinfection method. Despite representing an older disinfection technique in the face of more effective methods, chlorine dioxide continues to be utilized as a common practice. Meanwhile, an innovative method like SteraMist’s no touch technology has emerged and is seeing increasing acceptance and adoption across multiple industries.

In fact, SteraMist stands out as the clear choice for disinfection with numerous advantages over chlorine dioxide and similar cleaners. As we look towards the future of clean and healthy environments, SteraMist emerges as the undisputed champion, offering unparalleled efficacy, compatibility, ease of use, and environmental friendliness.

Proven Efficacy

While both disinfection methods are renowned for their effectiveness in killing harmful microorganisms to ensure a clean, healthy environment, one method comes with its own set of considerations. Chlorine dioxide may have been around long enough to be considered a legacy form of disinfection, but there are more effective alternatives on the market that render it ineffective and damaging in comparison, raising the question of why this is still an acceptable way to disinfect. 

While chlorine dioxide has been shown to be effective, external factors like pH levels and organic matter play a large role in impacting how effective it turns out to be. In contrast, the results of SteraMist’s iHP technology are consistent, repeatable, and reliable – no matter the setting.

Material & Surface Compatibility

In an assessment and evaluation conducted by the EPA, “Compatibility of Material and Electronic Equipment with Hydrogen Peroxide and Chlorine Dioxide Fumigation,” tests were compared with hydrogen peroxide and chlorine dioxide.

“The results of the study found that hydrogen peroxide had significant surface compatibility advantages over chlorine dioxide. There were no documented effects or failures associated with the use of vaporized H2O2…”

Environmental Impact and Health Safety

Chlorine dioxide also has the potential to contribute to air and water pollution during production and use. Its habit of forming harmful byproducts (commonly chlorite and chlorate) when reacting with anything from sunlight to organic matter further underscores the environmental concerns associated with chlorine dioxide-based disinfection methods. Maintaining the correct levels of chlorine dioxide is essential, as higher concentrations can pose health risks. Additionally, proper ventilation is necessary for health and safety reasons.

On the other hand, SteraMist’s eco-friendly profile sets it apart from chlorine dioxide and other similar competitors. Hydrogen peroxide, SteraMist’s sole active ingredient, breaks down into water and oxygen, leaving no harmful residues or persistent chemicals in the environment. This ensures minimal environmental impact and supports sustainable disinfection practices while seamlessly integrating into existing processes. SteraMist’s eco-friendly approach makes it the responsible choice for businesses committed to environmental stewardship.

Ease of Use

When it comes to ease of use, SteraMist offers unparalleled convenience and versatility, able to be applied using handheld devices or automated systems while requiring minimal training and effort. Additionally, its ability to reach inaccessible areas without manual wiping or rinsing streamlines any disinfection process, saving time and resources.

In contrast, chlorine dioxide usually involves complex preparation and specialized equipment, adding to the overall complexity and cost of disinfection procedures. SteraMist’s simplicity and versatility make it the preferred choice for businesses and organizations seeking efficient and hassle-free disinfection solutions.

In conclusion, SteraMist emerges as the superior disinfection solution of tomorrow, ready to address emerging threats and standards while surpassing “legacy” cleaners such as chlorine dioxide in efficacy, compatibility, safety, ease of use, and environmental impact. As businesses and organizations prioritize cleanliness and safety, SteraMist stands out as the clear leader, offering a reliable, efficient, and sustainable path toward a cleaner, healthier future. Learn more about SteraMist iHP technology here.