Fumigation n Fogging

What is difference between fumigation n Fogging?

fumigation requires heating or a chemical reaction which produces fumes

Fumigation: Fumigation is a method in which we use formaldehyde and potassium permanganate chemical in a predefined ratio. By adding potassium permanganate in formaldehyde a reaction takes place and it generate fumes which effectively kill bacteria, fungus and their spores. This is very effective method to control the contamination in controlled area.

Fogging: Now a days fogging is used in pharmaceuticals to control the microbial contamination in controlled area. For fogging we require fogger machine and a fogging solutions. Different disinfectant are also used for fogging as claim by the vendor which can effectively control the area but hydrogen peroxide and silver ion solution commonly used for fogging purpose which is in market under different brand names. ULV ( Ultra low volume) fogger are generally used for fogging. By these fogger machines solution is sprayed in the area in form of aerosol. The small particles of disinfectant solution suspend in the air for long time and kill all the air borne bacteria, fungus and their spores. This is also very effective way to control the contamination.

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Fumigation is a method in which we use formaldehyde solution with potassium permanganate chemical in a predefined ratio. By adding potassium permanganate in formaldehyde a reaction takes place and it generate fumes which effectively kill bacteria, fungus and their spores. This is very effective method to control the contamination in controlled area

For fogging we require fogger machine and a fogging solutions. Hydrogen peroxide and silver ion solution commonly used for fogging purpose. ULV ( ultra-low volume) foggers are generally used for fogging. By these fogger machines solution is sprayed in the area in form of aerosol. The small particles of disinfectant solution suspend in the air for long time and kill all the air borne bacteria, fungus and their spores

Regulatory agencies banned fumigation with formaldehyde solution and potassium permanganate? The reason is that formaldehyde is carcinogenic (cancer causing) in nature and there is risk of cancer associated with this to the personnel who is handling formaldehyde. It is not safe for the personnel

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