Dio-Cleanse (Industrial Disinfectant) - Application guidelines & further Information regarding Coronavirus's, SARS COV- 1 & SARS-COV-2 [Covid 19]
After several posts on our private Texatherm Technicians support group and repeated requests for more information, we decided to share this post with other professionals in our industry. We hope this information is of help.
We've reviewed the ECDC (European centre for disease prevention and control) Report published this year on the 18 February 2020 (Please find link to the report at the bottom of this page). Report title (Interim guidance for environmental cleaning in non-healthcare facilities exposed to SARS-CoV-2). This report lists results after testing was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of certain antimicrobial’s on other Coronaviruses, SARS-COV-1, MERS etc. We then reviewed the raw materials we use and our independent test information on Dio-Cleanse. Please see test information below which should be of help to you. We can confirm the Log kill for Dio-Cleanse is around 6 at 1-20 dilution.
Please remember that the log reductions achieved with Dio Cleanse after 1-minute contact time using suspension test EN 1276 were specific to the test organism’s MRSA PM, MRSA PEM, MRSA PEKLM, HIV VIRUS, HEPATITUS B & C. The product attained BS EN 1040 standards as a disinfectant / Sanitiser and will be effective on many other viral strains.
There is currently no data available on any product specifically tested against SARS-COV-2 (COVID 19) or its effectiveness against SARS-COV-2 (COVID 19) but after reviewing the ECDC report listing Antimicrobial agents effective against other coronaviruses and reviewing the raw materials we use in our Dio-Cleanse, We are quite confident that Dio-cleanse would be effective.
Please remember Dio Cleanse is a Cleaner and Disinfectant so dilutions will be dependent on your reasons for using Dio-Cleanse. E.g. Disinfection, Cleaning & Disinfection or just Cleaning. We would recommend stronger dilutions when cleaning dependent on the soiling levels opposed to just disinfecting.
General disinfection; Normal applications via spray or cloth and wetting of surfaces: dilutions of Dio-Cleanse are 1 – 40 with a minimum of a 1-minute contact time. We recommend a longer 2-minute contact time just to be safe. Stronger dilutions will of course be more effective and quicker due to a larger amount of raw material being present in the diluted solution.
General disinfection in an Infection control Environment; Normal applications via spray or cloth and wetting of surfaces: dilutions of Dio-Cleanse are 1 – 20 with a minimum of a 1-minute contact time. We recommend a longer 2-minute contact time just to be safe.
Fogging in a Infection control environment; This would depend on what Micron setting you have set your fogger on. Because we are applying in low microns via a ULV Fogger, you will need a stronger solution. We would recommend a dilution rate of 1-20 with your fogger set at 10 microns with a 1-minute contact time needed. You can fog at higher dilutions but because of the increased water content and reduced raw material present you would have to set your fogger on a higher setting, over 40 microns creating a wet vapor which could lead to excessive wetting of surfaces, the same volume application you would normally use for general cleaning and disinfection without using a fogger.
General cleaning please refer to dilutions as stated on the label.