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For the first time in North
America: A way to quickly sanitize equipment and
facilities! The Biomist system safely power sprays a
sanitizing solution of concentrated alcohols.
Alcohol sanitizes thoroughly. But its flammability has
always presented a problem. The Biomist system envelopes
a sanitizing mist of alcohol in a stream of CO2 gas,
displacing any oxygen that might lead to combustion. It
kills germs faster, more effectively, and with less
labor than any previous method. It kills the germs that
could endanger your customers, patients, or the general
The Biomist system sanitizes
more completely and with far less effort and complexity than any
previous sanitation method. It’s the first safe method for power
spraying equipment and facilities with a sanitizing solution of
Biomist Formula D2. It kills surface pathogens.
The conventional sanitation procedure uses an aqueous dilution
of alcohol dispensed with a hand-pump trigger sprayer followed
by rinsing or a manual wipe-down. This sanitizing procedure is
both time-consuming and inadequate. All nooks and corners have
to be painstakingly swabbed by hand and often cannot be reached
for thorough disinfection. To limit flammability, the alcohol is
often diluted into a weakened solution, which is less effective
in killing germs.
Optimal Germ-Killing Power
The proprietary Biomist
sanitizer contains a solution of 58.6% alcohol. The solution
also contains Four-Chain Quat to continue the sanitizing
action even after the alcohol has completed its killing
function and evaporated.
A 58.6% solution of alcohol has long been recognized as an
optimal sanitizing agent, but its flammability presented a
To eliminate the problem
of flammability, Biomist uses high pressure bottled carbon
dioxide (CO2) as a carrier to spray the sanitizer. By
enveloping the alcohol mist in a stream of CO2 propellant,
Biomist displaces any oxygen that might lead to combustion.
The Biomist spray can actually be used in the presence of
electrical spark or open flame without danger.
The sanitizing solution is combined with CO2 at a mixing
ratio well below the lower explosion limit of alcohol,
preventing any possibility of ignition or explosion. The
mixing ratio is about 0.001 volume part (%) of the
sanitizing composition to 100 volume parts of carbon dioxide
gas. The lower explosion limit of alcohol in the air is 2.0
The Biomist system
atomizes the sanitizing solution into extremely tiny
micro-particles and propels them in a high power stream,
spraying a sanitizing mist up to fifteen feet from the
nozzle. These micro-droplets swirl and adhere to all the
nooks, crannies and crevices that would be impossible to
reach with other sanitizing methods.
It diffuses uniformly throughout the space to be treated.
And because the CO2 propellant is heavier than air, it helps
the sanitizer to settle onto the surfaces promptly. Thus the
sanitizing effect can be produced uniformly and thoroughly.
The sanitizer self-dries rapidly, making it safe to use on
corrodible metals and electronics. It does not need to be
wiped down, so it saves you time and labor. You can even use
it on production equipment and conveyer systems without
shutting down operations. The Biomist Formula D2 has also
been designed to make food contact without rinse.
Biomist, Inc., supplies users with a pressurized cylinder of
liquefied carbon dioxide. The CO2 passes through a safety
valve to a heated vaporization chamber, turning the liquid
CO2 into a high pressure gas. A regulator system releases
gaseous CO2 at the optimal spraying pressure.
Easy-to-use controls allow users to determine vaporization
temperature and gas pressure. The indicator lights show
Standby when the machine is first turned on, Ready when the
CO2 reaches optimal temperature, and Low CO2 when the tank
gets down to some fifteen minutes of CO2 remaining. A timer
can be set to shut the system down automatically. This is
recommended for use in confined spaces. The controls also
include a digital readout of the actual vaporization chamber
The Biomist power mist unit is capable of propelling a fog
of sanitizing solution up to fifteen feet. The disposable
reservoir screws off the applicator gun for easy replacement
of the Biomist sanitizing chemicals. The sanitizer is
siphoned to the nozzle by the pressure of the CO2. The
narrow aperture of the nozzle combined with the high
pressure of the propellant atomizes the solution into
Patented Technology. Proven Performance.
The technology the
Biomist system uses has been sold in Japan for more than ten
years. It is now used by:
and fire departments.
extended care facilities.
Food production and
Medical and dental
Hotels, resort inns
Effective and More Cost Effective
The Biomist Power
Sanitizing System is the fastest available sanitizing
method, by far. It provides the best of both worlds: it is
far more effective and far less expensive to use than all
previous sanitizing methods.
Do We Need the Biomist System?
The need for a superior
method of sanitizing facilities and equipment is clear.
Uncontrolled pathogens cost America billions of dollars and
tens of thousands of human lives per year. The healthcare
industry faces the greatest challenges.
Deaths linked to hospital germs represent the fourth leading
cause of death in the US, only surpassed by heart disease,
cancer and strokes, according to the US Center for Disease
Control (CDC). These hospital-linked illnesses (known as
nosocomial infections) kill more people than car accidents,
fires and drowning combined. This is because healthcare
facilities provide the ideal breeding ground for germs, with
temperature-controlled environments and a steady stream of
germ-carrying patients and visitors passing through daily.
According to a 2002
Chicago Tribune investigation, nearly three-quarters of the
deadly nosocomial infections in 2000 (about 75,000 deaths)
could have been prevented through better sanitation
practices, instrument sterilization, hand washing, etc.
The food industry could also use a better method of
sanitizing. The CDC estimates that 5,000 people die from
food-borne pathogens in the US each year. Plus, food
processors lose millions in lost profits. In recent years,
single recalls of tainted ground beef have reached into the
millions of pounds. Restaurant closures or lawsuits due to
unsanitary conditions undermine consumer
confidence—sometimes leading to business failures.
The pharmaceutical industry is well aware of its need of
better, more cost-effective sanitation methods. Many of its
facilities require totally aseptic conditions. One
pharmaceutical plant burned to the ground due to an accident
with alcohol disinfectant in 2003. Too much alcohol got into
the air while sanitizing a clean room with hand pump
sprayers. The alcohol exploded leading to a catastrophic
Current sanitizing practices are costly, time-consuming,
often ineffective, and sometimes dangerous. The best
solution? The Biomist™ Power Sanitizing System.
Tested and Proven
The Biomist system has
been tried and proven in independent laboratory testing.
Please request our white papers to review the test results
and regulatory certifications. The Biomist Power Sanitizing
System is certified compliant with most relevant industry