Zychem is unique in that it is the only chlorine dioxide provider in Australia to offer ClO2 in gas form.
This is a ground-breaking application for commercial environments where EVERY surface area (from floor to ceiling) requires cleaning, disinfection or biosecurity defence – BUT with minimal shut down time and disruption to the space.
And for environments where Before and After air quality testing must be done within hours of the treatment to achieve compliance status.
Because chlorine dioxide gas biodegrades after application, the after effects of treatment offers clear Workplace Health and Safety factors – Traditional gassing methods using chlorine or formaldehydes are known to carry toxic and lingering after effects which extend shut down times.
Chlorine Dioxide Gas infusion treatments first came to industry recognition after the approach was successfully used by the USEPA to disinfect the Hart Senate Office building in 2001 during the much-publicised anthrax scare in the USA.
It was then widely used in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans to decontaminate multi story hospitals and homes seriously affected by mould infestation. Successful outcomes in these test cases were the precursor for enormous industry uptake thereafter. And led to the treatment being singled out by the American Academy of Sciences and recommended as the new “standard for building decontamination” in the fight against mould but also a large range of bacteria and other pathogens.
Zychem Industries’ patented GITA machine was developed to meet the standards and compliance issues of the local Australasian market. The gassing technology taps the powerful oxidative science of Chlorine Dioxide, approved by the World Health Organisation when used as directed. For gassing applications, the approach uses a Mix on Site product.