What disinfecting chemical is used in the Vapor Adapter?

Molly
April 21, 2020

To adapt with the ever-changing times, many of our contractors have retrofitted their Dustless Blasting® equipment with a Vapor Adapter, which allows them to dispense a fine mist of water and disinfectant.

What kind of chemical is used?

The Vapor Adapter kit comes with 1 or 2 gallons of FQE Chemical Bacteria Kill I, a liquid concentration of quaternary ammonium chlorides for bactericide effective against both aerobic and anaerobic micro-organisms (source).

Does it really kill the coronavirus?

Yes. FQE Bacteria Kill I meets EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 (source).

When properly applied, quaternary ammonium compounds, or "quats" as they're called, kill many strains of virus and bacteria within minutes (source) (source)

Is it safe?

Quat-based products are a top choice of hospitals, doctors offices, and even the food industry. 

“What people like about this product is that it doesn’t smell. They don’t want to come in on Monday morning and the place smell like bleach.”
Kevin B, Business Owner

Read the FQE Bacteria Kill I SDS here.

Why is using vapor so important?

By using the Dustless Blasting® Vapor Adapter, you can avoid a common problem called "quat binding.

This phenomenon occurs when the active ingredient becomes attracted to and absorbed into fabrics. The science behind how this happens is simple: Quats are positively charged ions, and cotton and other natural textiles are negatively charged; positive attracts negative. This drastically reduces its efficacy (source).

On the other hand, the Vapor Adapter dispenses a fine mist directly to the surface. This preserves the disinfectant's efficacy, and lets you cover a large surface area very quickly.

See how one of our business owners disinfected 60,000 square feet in this case study. 

Want to join the fight against coronavirus?

New cleanliness standards are ever-changing. You can help businesses keep their employees safe and healthy by providing them with much-needed disinfection services. 

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What if you run out of disinfectant? 

Get additional FQE Bacteria Kill I here. You may also purchase anything from the list of EPA-registered disinfectants which are approved against the human coronavirus — just be sure to follow the label directions for whichever chemical you use. 

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