There is no need to touch or wipe the surfaces (dependent on solution spraying). This provides a fast and effective application method, while using less solution.
In most cases, a spray-and-wipe technique can move bacteria from one surface to another. Cross contamination can be considerably reduced due to the touchless effect of the fogger.
Fully-charged droplets hold their cationic charge for approx. 2-3 seconds – preventing drips. This allows the solution to cover hidden and shadowed areas, and enables you to cover a large area in shorter time.
Our foggers standard 3-in-1 nozzle allows the user to match particle size to the chemical’s required dwell time.
This is how electrostatic foggers work.
See below for a rebuttal
Electrostatics has been around and used for decades in the automotive, agriculture, inkjet and photocopier industries. Electrostatics is easily understood: opposite charges attract and like charges repel. Two positively charged things ( + and + ) will repel each other. Two negatively charged things ( – and – ) will repel each other. Using this natural electrostatic phenomena, E-Mist developed and patented a breakthrough disinfectant application technology and system. The Sprayit Foggers place a positive ( + ) charge on the liquid droplets as they leave the spray nozzle. The dispersed droplets spread out more evenly and seek out a negative ( – ) or neutrally charged surface. The end result is that the disinfectant is more targeted, provides more uniform coverage with less waste, and like a magnet, attracted to a surface with remarkable force. E-Mist is dedicated to infection prevention and control.
The Problem with Electrostatic Application
I know I’m committing heresy here, but electrostatic isn’t the be-all and end-all it’s made out to be. In certain applications it can be invaluable, but in most situations it is unnecessary, or even a waste of time. Now that I’ve summoned the devil and people are cowering in terror, let me explain.
The concept of electrostatic application is based on a simplistic assumption: the world has a natural positive charge. If you can put a negative charge on something, it will better stick to the positive charge. Think of rubbing a balloon on your hair and then sticking it to the wall. By rubbing the balloon on your hair, you transfer electrons to the balloon – imparting a negative charge to it. It then looks for the positive charge in the wall and sticks to it. Pretty simple so far. Now do the same with disinfectant and it will also stick to the wall, right?
Maybe not. If the stars align and everything works perfectly, electrostatic fogging will accomplish exactly that. However, in order to complete the circuit effectively, there has to be a ground – you. If you are wearing rubber soled shoes, you can’t guarantee a ground and the circuit may not be complete. Electrostatic fogging may not happen, as you may not impart the electrons to the disinfectant and make it stick to the wall. In this case, electrostatic fogging does nothing at all. In some cases, items can build up their own negative charge. Static electricity is the obvious reason, but there can be others. In this case, the negatively charged particles coming out of your fogger will actually be repelled by the negatively charged item you are fogging.
There is a third category of issues that can’t be ignored – as it has a huge impact on the success – or failure – of electrostatic fogging. Some items are really good conductors of electricity (gold) and some are insulators – or really poor conductors (ceramic). There is no point trying to use electrostatic fogging on items that show insulating properties. Nothing bad will happen, but nothing good will happen either and spending the extra money on electrostatic fogging is wasted money. I have attached a list of naturally good conductors (good for electrostatic); as well as a list of natural insulators (bad for electrostatic).
Make sure you scan the list of insulators and determine if they will make up the bulk of items you will be fogging in your disinfecting activities. A strong ULV Cold Fogger that generates a strong fog source, will envelope whatever you’re fogging and provide 90% coverage. These are available at a much cheaper cost that an electrostatic unit. If what you’re fogging doesn’t require electrostatic fogging, save the money and buy a good disinfectant.
The impression is that foggers are extremely noisy and will cause an unnecessary distraction. The reality is that they are not silent, but they are not deafeningly noisy either. Our battery operated Chinook is quieter than our vacuum cleaner. Our noisiest fogger is 105db, which puts it essentially the same as being in a moving train.
The Zephyr is a continuous mister, rather than a true fogger. The first pump primes the units and then it produces a really fine mist from there on. The mister is no drip and is a great small application unit. The mist is about 20 microns. There are no batteries and no power cord needed.
The Zephyr hold 300ml and dispenses 5ml per spray.
- restaurant servers
- car schools
- high touch areas
- residential use
- kitchen clean-up
The Zephyr Mister in action.
Note: This is a generic HVLP sprayer. We will source 1mm nozzles, but the model may not be this exact model.
The search for an economical small-scale applicator has brought us to the 400 - 600 Watt HVLP spray gun. This unit is perfect for residential use, or applications of 1,000 sq ft at a time. Our recommendation is to use the smallest (1.0 mm) nozzle, as this creates the right size mist. The nozzle can be adjusted to create a horizontal, vertical, or round pattern. Once again, we recommend the round pattern for our application. The trigger unit has a flow rate adjuster attached to the back of the trigger. This will limit how far the trigger can be depressed and control the flow of product. This is a great way to economize the application of Vital Oxide
- Voltage: 120V, 60Hz
- Rated Power: 400 - 600w
- Amps: 2.2 - 5.0A
- No Load Speed: 32,000 rpm
- Capacity: 900ml
- Weight: 3.2 lbs
- Flow at 1.5m 800ml/45-60 sec
- Corded, non-electrostatic
We have been asked by clients to find a machine similar to a Chinook, but without the cord. There are some applications where a Chinook makes perfect sense, but a cord is a huge inconvenience. There is an increase in price to get the benefit of losing the cord, but this is still a very economical unit. Similar to the Chinook, this unit is an HVLP sprayer with a tine 1.2mm nozzle.
The cordless Chinook is perfect for:
- Small Offices
- Tight quarters.
- Voltage: 18V
- Rated Power: 350w
- Amps: 2.0A
- No Load Speed: 32,000 rpm
- Capacity: 800ml
- Weight: 1.3 kg
- Flow at 1.5m 800ml/45-60 sec
- Battery, non-electrostatic
- Charging time 1 Hr.
The Cyclone II in action
The Whirlwind ULV Cold Fogger is a hand-held unit, which is the Cyclone II’s big brother. It is equipped with three nozzles and 1,000 watts of power. This unit send a wide fog out 25-30 feet and easily hits the 25 foot ceiling in our warehouse. This is a solid unit which weighs about 3 kilos. The cord is about 5m long. This is the ideal unit for a larger commercial, or an industrial application.
Power Source: 110v/60hz
Volume: 0-19 L/Hour
Fog Throw: 10m
Cord Length: 5m
Setting Flow Rate Droplet Size
Low 70ml/min 14 microns
Medium 224ml/min 20 Microns
High 330ml/min 25 Microns
Here Rob demonstrates the vertical capabilities of the Whirlwind ULV Cold Fogger.
This remains our most popular large capacity fogger
The Rogue ULV Backpack Fogger is the newest fogger in our lineup. This fogger is as powerful as the Tsunami, but at 10L capacity it is a more manageable fogger to employ. The fogger has a comfortable backpack saddle, which makes using the fogger less of a chore. It is corded and it is not electrostatic.
The hose unit has a volume control conveniently located near the nozzle. This allows for control of the size of the fog droplet from 10 to 50 microns in size.
Power Source: 110v/60hz, corded
Power: 1200 watts
Fog Size: 10-50 Microns – adjustable
Fog Distance: 8m-10m
Cord length: 5m
Volume: 150-260 ml/min
Gross Weight: 4.1kg