When washing dishes or floors, users would like the detergent to be present in large amounts to attack and remove dirt. Fortunately, most liquid detergents are readily dissolved, and react quickly with debris to help remove it. However, when one wishes to have a constant residual of a vitamin or drug in their body, a timed-release or controlled release substance is more appropriate.
For example, a medical doctor may indicate a dosage rate of 10 milligrams should be maintained for 12 hours to produce a desired effect for a patient. However, if one used a liquid or highly soluble tablet, the effect would not last 12 hours.
If the same patient is given an initial controlled release amount of 100 milligrams, the substance can time-release the dispersal of 10 milligrams every hour for 10 hours. This extends its effectiveness so that the body is able to use it up to 10 times longer.
Along with providing extended periods of effectiveness, controlled-release materials also contain fewer ingredients and require less doses.
Controlled Release In an Industrial World
In the industrial world, such as HVAC or other maintenance areas, there are many situations where a controlled release of materials is necessary.
At the heart of every building is its HVAC system, providing vital, conditioned air to occupants. Unfortunately, these important systems operate in dark and damp environments, making them prime areas for the growth of offensive microbes such as bacteria and mold.One of the worst areas in the HVAC system is the water collection pan, which is present in every system.
In the past, maintenance staffs were available to clean these condensate pans frequently, avoiding odors and biological buildup. However, over the past decades, the amount of maintenance staff has dropped consistently. Todays staffing personnel are scarce and have more workload.
In today’s environment, cleaning happens infrequently, if at all. Odors and microbes proliferate, often deteriorating air quality and causing corrosion of equipment.
To be continued next week…………………
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Lynn Burkhart is the founder and president of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. located in Shelby, North Carolina. More information about the company, and its products, can be found at http://www.cleanac.com and by calling (800) 766-9057.