Let’s begin with the terminology Nu-Calgon (disinfectant) versus Fast Attack (sanitizer).
Nu-Calgon’s disinfectant is a limited grade disinfectant. It’s a very good quaternary-based product, but is rated as limited, by the EPA, because it has the same strength as Bactine or a grocery store type disinfectant wipe. Limited grade, according to the EPA, means that it must kill more than 99.999% of bacteria in at least five(5) minutes and no greater than ten(10) minutes. This could be a problem with the Isobutane evaporative acceleration.
Fast Attack’s sanitizer is the highest hospital grade. The EPA requires it, to kill exactly 99.999% of bacteria within 30 seconds. The disinfectant, while a lower grade, may kill more bacteria but that is only if it stays viable on the surface for five to ten minutes. Fast Attack is Iodine based–Iodine naturally evaporates, but not before the 30 second window for it to kill bacteria. That being stated, Fast Attack is diluted with water which does not decrease it’s effectiveness as much as it slows it’s evaporation time.
The most affordable gallon of liquid Evap Fresh that I have found in my research – is sold for $20.16 plus shipping charges.
Both products recommend protective gloves and goggles. Evap fresh is very flammable and combustible while Fast Attack is neither. Fast Attack is also non-carcinogenic.
Evap Fresh scores two(2) for health, a four(4) for flammability, and a zero(0) for reactivity.
Fast Attack scores a one(1) for health, a zero(0) for flammability, and a 0 for reactivity.
Chasity Walker, Publicity Manager of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com
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