What is the difference? Both technologies are here to help protect us from viruses, that is the most important thing to keep in mind. Is there a big difference? Absolutely. This question has continuously come up lately, so we want to give you some factual data.
Safe around electronics?
Electrostatic Spraying is NOT. Smart Fog however, is certified around electronics. The reason for this is the disbursement size. Smart Fog machines output between 2-5 micron droplet sizes compared to Electrostatic Sprayers outputting on average between 40-70 microns. The prestigious Electrostatic Sprayers can output around 30 micron droplet sizes. Anything, on average, above a 10 micron droplet size, creates wetting. Wetting of an exposed electronic system WILL cause damage.
Do they both target all surface areas?
Yes, surface areas. This does not mean all areas however. Electrostatic Spraying requires the attendant to spray every area they are focusing on disinfecting. With average human error, this creates a strong opportunity to miss areas. This technology would not be applicable on many applications such as garments, paintings, certain porous surfaces, flooring, and much more. This requires the attendant to exercise extreme caution at all times to reassure nothing in an establishment, indoor or outdoor, becomes damaged; very high liability. With Smart Fog, due to the small micron droplet sizes, the solution is dispersed into the entire cubic footage. This means all cracks, crevices, etc., depleting human error. With the droplet size being so small, typical damage to items is not existent (varies depending on the solution used). The smaller the droplet, the longer it will stay airborne. The longer it stays airborne, the more it sterilizes.
Can each application use aggressive sanitizing solutions, such as 6-LOG reduction formulas?
No, due to the disbursement ratios, many industry leading solutions that are applied with a high micron droplet will create corrosive affects. This references the Electrostatic Spraying technology. The Smart Fog applications have been continuously tested to output 7% Hydrogen Peroxide mixture with no corrosive effects, due to the droplet size.
Both technologies are here to assist in controlling the spread of unwanted viruses. It is dependent on the goal working to be achieved, to find which service is better for those using it. We all need to focus on implementing protocols and standards to prevent the spread of viruses.