Antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antiviral agents destroy or inactivate pathogens on inert / inanimate surfaces. Not all of them have the same disinfection spectrum, this is why the choice of disinfectant depends on the application. There are disinfectants that target particular or numerous groups of pathogens. Disinfectants are different from other antimicrobial agents, such as antibiotics, which destroy microorganisms within the body, antiseptics, which destroy microorganisms on living tissue, and biocides that destroy all forms of life, not just microorganisms. Disinfectants work by destroying the cell wall of microorganisms, interfering with their metabolism, destroying their RNA, as well as inactivating viruses and killing bacterial spores.
Osorno offers antimicrobial agents with a wide spectrum of disinfection activity, that kill microorganisms and fungi, and inactivate viruses. These disinfectants have the following chemical agents in their formulations: chlorine dioxide, potassium monopersulphate, and hydrogen peroxide. In addition, Osorno can offer alcohol based hand sanitizer.
In the current reality of the COVID-19 pandemic it is important not only to disinfect and/or wash hands, but also disinfect everything that gets touched in public places and stores.
All antimicrobial agents listed on this site are efficient for inactivation of coronavirus strains.
Chlorine Dioxide based Disinfectants
PowerOxide™ Chlorine Dioxide Manual Production Kit
The PowerOxide™ kit for the production of chlorine dioxide consists of two powder components – PowerOxide™ A and PowerOxide™ B. Chlorine dioxide is a multi-purpose fast acting disinfectant that is efficient against viruses, fungi, bacteria, bacterial spores and protozoans (single cell microorganisms) in water, air, and on surfaces. The concentration of chlorine dioxide produced from PowerOxide™ kit is 0.2% (2,000 ppm). Chlorine dioxide solution can be used in hospitals, laboratories, nursing homes, funeral homes, dental and veterinary facilities, animal husbandry operations, and anywhere else where simultaneous disinfection of surfaces and air is required.
DisOx™ powder is a multi-purpose surface cleaner with a wide spectrum of activity against viruses, fungi, and bacteria. The main disinfecting ingredient in DisOx™ is potassium monopersulfate (KMPS). KMPS is the strongest oxidant from all applied for water disinfection. Its oxidation potential exceeds hydrogen peroxide and ozone. DisOx™ is typically used for cleaning up potentially infectious spills, shock oxidation and disinfection of water distribution pipes, lagoons and ponds, and soaking equipment. It is neutral to a large variety of surfaces, does not bleach or stain them, and is not UV sensitive. The solution made from DisOx™ powder can be used in hospitals, laboratories, nursing homes, funeral homes, dental and veterinary facilities, animal husbandry operations, and anywhere else where simultaneous cleaning and pathogen control are required.
The recommended concentration required for general disinfection is 1% – 2%.
Application and dilution instructions provided in User Manual.
Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectants
Hydrogen peroxide is very strong oxidant that is efficient against viruses, fungi, and bacteria in water, air, and on surfaces. The action time of hydrogen peroxide as a disinfectant is longer than chlorine dioxide and KMPS. Hydrogen peroxide can be used for disinfection at the concentrations of 0.5% (5,00o ppm) or higher. It is important to remember that hydrogen peroxide may bleach surfaces and fabrics.
The following hydrogen peroxide packages are available:
“Alcohol” refers to two water-soluble chemical compounds — ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and isopropyl alcohol (propanol). Alcohol has bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal characteristics, but it is not effective against bacterial spores. The optimal bactericidal concentration of alcohol solutions is 60%–90% in water.