Plasma Generated Antiseptics
Prolong produce shelf-life, sanitize, and disinfect, without harsh chemicals.
Created onsite using only air, water, and electricity, our highly oxidizing but short-lived compounds can be used to directly sterilize plants and produce without harming tissues.
Our ready-for-market antiseptic generating sprayer units create a highly-potent, yet short-lived antiseptic mist directly from air, water, and electricity, and can be used without recurring costs or associated shipping expense of traditional antiseptic cleaning fluids. Our devices create an ultra-fine antiseptic mist of highly reactive chemical species such as hydroxyl radicals (•OH), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), peroxynitrite, ozone, and nitric acid (HNO3). •OH has an oxidation potential twice as high as chlorine bleach and can oxidize most oxidizable materials and compounds in both liquid and gas phases. The antiseptic mist is considered “green”. Leaves no toxic residue —degrading rapidly into water vapor. Our patented technology is the result of decades of university research. The technology is scalable, safe, and simple to manufacture into a broad variety of devices using a common, highly robust architecture. Because antiseptic spray generating units can be transported without recurring costs and associated shipping expense of traditional antiseptic fluids or cleaning fluids. growers and processors will be better able to sustain sterilization and sanitation capabilities in austere, remote, or mobile environments. Our thin film reactor technology is not a “Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide” solution. Our reactive concentrations are much lower and shorter lived. The mist is meant to be sprayed directly onto objects to be treated, avoiding the corrosive and health hazard effects associated with highly concentrated VHP “fogger” systems. Please note, at this time this product is pending EPA registration, but is available for testing purposes.
What it Does • Our antiseptic spray generating devices create highly oxidizing mists and liquids that sterilize surfaces and plant tissues using only air, water, and electricity • Onsite production allows local water to be used to create a mist of hydroxyl, hydrogen peroxide, and dilute nitric acid • Our patented thin film plasma reactor technology is highly robust- there is only one moving part, the water pump- making it both inexpensive and perfect for high-use or austere environments How to Use It • Our disinfecting spray is engineered to be sprayed directly onto surfaces • Plasma propagation along liquid water interface inside our plasma reactors induces hydroxyl radical formation (•OH) with an extremely high oxidative potential • Hydroxyl and hydrogen peroxide in the mist cleans and disinfects surfaces rapidly without bleaching or corrosion • The balance of low concentration but highly reactive chemical species allows the device to be used in closed environments without causing respiratory irritation How it Saves Money • Antiseptic spray generating units can be transported without the recurring costs and shipping expense of traditional antiseptic fluids or cleaning fluids • The more remote the processing facility is located, the greater value our device provides to produce handlers • Because hydroxyl degrades into simple water vapor, our sterilization product line is perfect for produce and handling facilities where toxic residues and fumes are not desirable • Larger devices can be created to create antiseptic mists in volumes sufficient for sterilizing large quantities of produce in handling facilities • Can be created used as an overhead sprayer with existing produce handling and conveyance equipment. How it Works Applications: • Our devices use air, water, and electricity to create an ultra-fine mist of highly reactive chemical species such as hydroxyl radicals (•OH), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), peroxynitrite, ozone, and nitric acid (HNO3) with the following chemical path: H2O + e- → •OH + •H + e- • •OH has an oxidation potential twice as high as chlorine bleach and can oxidize most oxidizable materials and compounds in both liquid and gas phases • The extremely short lifespan of the hydroxyl allows it to clean without leaving a toxic residue and without harming surfaces or tissues
In addition to agricultural applications, our ready-for market equipment can be used in: medical facilities; aircraft, vehicles, and boats; public areas; restaurants; hotels, cruise ship cabins, and dormitories.