Air sterilization

Does leaving H2O2 bottle open or mopping floor with H2O2 ensure air sanitization as it naturally breaks down into H2 and O2?

Does Chlorine get liberated while mopping floor with NACL solution?

What are safe and cost efficient ways of air sterilization in Covid times besides leaving windows open?

Air cannot be sterilized by the methods you have described. Air is disinfected by these methods. Moreover, the surfaces are disinfected by such methods of mopping the floors using chemicals. Yes, chlorine gets liberated when the floor is mopped with NaOCl (Sodium Hypochlorite) solution.

Disinfectants are chemical agents applied to non-living objects in order to destroy bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, or mildews living on the objects.

There are a variety of disinfectants that can be used to disinfect surfaces.
Such as Chemical Disinfectants as follows,

  • Alcohol.
  • Chlorine and chlorine compounds.
  • Formaldehyde.
  • Glutaraldehyde.
  • Hydrogen peroxide.
  • Iodophors.
  • Ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA)
  • Peracetic acid
  • Peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide
  • Phenolics
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds

Miscellaneous Inactivating Agents are,

  • Other germicides
  • Metals as microbicides
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Pasteurization
  • Flushing- and washer-disinfectors

During the Covid pandemic situation, general disinfection of the floors, surfaces and using sanitizers is sufficient apart from other measures. There is no need to sterilize the air.
Using the right types of disinfectants routinely on surfaces throughout the facility is critical in helping prevent the spread of sicknesses and diseases like COVID, Influenza (flu), and the common cold. Since there are many types of disinfectants on the market, it’s important to understand how they work – including their pros and cons— in order to make an informed decision on how to best disinfect and protect the occupants of your facility.

When a pathogen like SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 is initially identified by experts, it is classified as an “emerging pathogen.” The EPA allows only certain disinfectants to be designated effective against emerging pathogens. Nyco has several disinfectants with this special claim. Read your disinfectant label to identify whether it has the emerging pathogen claim.

There are four primary considerations you should evaluate when choosing a disinfectant to best meet the needs of your facility. Answering these questions will give you a framework for helping determine the best product(s) to use in your organization.

  1. Effectiveness
    Does a disinfectant kill the [microbe and pathogens that are of top concern in your facility?

  2. Kill Time
    How quickly does a disinfectant product kill a specific pathogen? Does the product keep surfaces visibly wet in order to comply with these kill times?

  3. Safety
    Is the product safe to use for people and safe for the surfaces it is being applied to?

  4. Ease of Use
    Are the steps required to use a given disinfectant practical for your facility?