Infection prevention and control is a top-of-mind initiative for businesses, organizations and public facilities. The market is saturated with information on the different ways to ensure high touch-point surfaces are disinfected properly and free from harmful pathogens. For over a year now, the Covid-19 virus has been a huge part of everyday life with lasting negative effects on businesses and organizations clearly visible. At Viroprotect we have been working tirelessly to provide the right tools for organizations to run safely and educating them on the best solutions available.
EMist TruElectrostatic Sprayers are one such way that Viroprotect has been using to combat these harmful pathogens over the past 5 years long before Covid-19 became a part of our lives. So what are the benefits of using EMist TruElectrostatic Sprayers? the below explanations should answer the question.
1. Electrostatic Technology Explained
Electrostatic phenomena is easily demonstrated when lint is attracted to clothes, or when dust clings to a TV screen. These descriptions are examples of Coulomb’s law. Coulomb’s law states that opposite electrical charges attract and like charges repel. Electrostatic spraying has been used for many decades in painting and agriculture. EMist uses this same process to apply a charge to the liquid droplets as they are formed and just before the droplets leave the spray nozzle. These “super-charged” droplets then actively seek out negative or neutral surfaces. What’s more, as the droplets leave the nozzle, the charged droplets repel one another, keeping them from coming together and forming larger droplets. Interestingly, because of the electrostatic charge, droplets “wrap” around surfaces providing an even, consistent surface coverage.
2. Droplet Size
EMist sprayers use a very specialized and precise spray tip. The tip produces an average droplet size or variable mean diameter of 85 microns (range of 54 microns to as large as 120 microns). With a VMD of 85 microns there is much less “drift”, better surface coverage, improved surface dwell time, and the least possible suspension of liquids.
3. Cordless vs. corded: Cutting the cord
Just as is true in most industries, there are pros and cons between using a cordless or corded electrostatic sprayer. A corded electrostatic sprayer restricts mobility and keeps you tethered to a wall outlet and because there are electrical cords involved, they create a tripping hazard. As well, most corded electrostatic sprayers recommend the use of a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) power outlet. On the other hand, a cordless electrostatic sprayer is not tethered to a wall outlet for power. That means you can take the electrostatic sprayer to where the work needs to be done rather than relying on wall outlets at the worksite. Since the electrostatic sprayer has no cord, a cordless sprayer offers greater flexibility and portability. When spraying big projects, multi-story buildings, tight spaces, a cordless sprayer allows you to maneuver and move about freely without the hazard of tripping or tangling a cord. Portability is a clear advantage for any user that needs to move about frequently. Additionally, nearly every power tool on the market today comes with a lithium-ion battery. These batteries are capable of holding a lot of power that doesn’t diminish over time if the sprayer is not in use. Corded electrostatic sprayers are no match to cordless electrostatic sprayers when it comes to maneuverability and convenience. EMist cordless electrostatic sprayers will last a long time before their power starts to diminish.