Which disinfectant works the best?
Lets face it – before corona virus brought our world to stand still, we paid little attention disinfectants and how they work. We started hoarding rubbing alcohols and other alcohol based sanitizers because we figured alcohol kill most germs in our hands. However, in this short blog we will discuss the most common and yet not so well known disinfectant — Hypochlorites.
Hypochlorites is a mixture of water and chlorine in a liquid form. Hypochlorites, the most widely used of the chlorine disinfectants, are available as liquid (e.g., sodium hypochlorite) or solid (e.g., calcium hypochlorite). The most prevalent chlorine products in the United States are aqueous solutions of 5.25%–6.15% sodium hypochlorite (see glossary), usually called household bleach. They have a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity, do not leave toxic residues, are unaffected by water hardness, are inexpensive and fast acting 328, remove dried or fixed organisms and biofilms from surfaces, and have a low incidence of serious toxicity.
If properly used, Hypochlorite compounds can effectively sterilize most contact surfaces. One of the most popular and effective method is to cover surface with tiny Hypochlorite particles. Using a electrostatic spray mechanism, these tiny particles stick to all exposed surfaces and kill organisms that come in contact.
Now that you have the information about Hypocholrites, make sure to read the label of the disinfectants at the supermarket. Alcohol may be most popular but Hypochlorite is the better disinfectant.