Disease stretches as far back as millions of years. Many of history’s darkest moments can be attributed to diseases such as The Plague in the 1300s and the flu outbreak of 1968. Now, we have modern technology to help us combat disease and illness. One of those pieces of technology is the dry-mist disinfectant sprayer.
How Do Dry-Mist Disinfectant Sprayers Work?
Dry-mist disinfectant sprayers distribute disinfectant solutions via mist or micron droplets. When sprayed, the droplets are so small that they evaporate quickly. There’s no need to wipe or rinse the surface after treatment.
To properly fight infection, bacteria and disease, you must be able to disinfectant every surface in a space quickly and often. Dry mist sprayers allow you to treat entire rooms at once. Plus, the fine mist gets into every nook and cranny, improving the effectiveness of the disinfection process.
Dry-mist sprayers also eliminate the risk of cross-contamination that can occur due to the use of wipes, sponges or rags. Plus, these sprayers are lightweight, cordless and easy to maneuver into the smallest of spaces.
Fighting Disease Throughout History
In the late 1800s, infectious diseases such as cholera and tuberculosis became mainstream. The first widely used disinfectant, carbolic acid, emerged at this time. Unfortunately, its use resulted in many accidental poisonings and deaths.
Lysol appeared years later to help fight the flu pandemic of 1918. And after World War II, Robert Abplanalp invented the first mass-produced aerosol valve, patented in 1953. From there, companies such as Lysol were able to develop new household disinfectant sprays.
Enter Disinfectant Foggers & Sprayers
In the late 1800s, Thomas A. DeVilbiss of Toledo, Ohio invented the first atomization nozzle, used to essentially crush a liquid into a fine mist. Little did Thomas know, many years later, his invention would be used in endless machines, including sprayers for fighting disease.
Unfortunately, surface disinfectant sprays like Lysol don’t reach all the nooks and crannies bacteria like to hide. Dry-mist disinfection sprayers were developed to help improve the disinfection process. These sprayers were used heavily during the swine flu or H1N1 outbreak of 2009. And now, there’s a high demand for sprayers to help combat COVID-19.
The disinfectant found in these sprayers won’t only fight against COVID-19; it will also work to decrease the spread of diseases such as Ebola and MRSA.