7 different types of Chemical Disinfectants and their remarkable uses

The Spring Festival of 2020 was a turning point for the Chinese people. Having just celebrated the New Year, they had to simultaneously fight the Covid-19. Even through this difficult time, everyone chose to unite and continue with their regular duties to maintain the future of our country.

Suzhou Springchem chemicals have remained in practice in the preservative and fungicide industry for more than 10 years. Our ability to adapt to changing times allowed us to prepare beforehand for this epidemic. We bought batches of some local bactericide chemicals including Triclosan and PCMX, which were at the time in short supply in the Chinese market. With the help of our expertise, we were able to manage effectively throughout the Chinese New Year holidays. At the moment the batches are kept at Ningbo factory warehouse from where they can be dispatched for whoever needs them. We provide disinfectants for regular use, and this would not have been possible without the help and knowledge of our global industry expertise.

Chemical disinfectants come in various categories, as summarized below;

1. Chlorine based disinfectants:

These are used for the environment for fumigation purposes. They contain Calcium hypochlorite, Sodium hypochlorite, Sodium dichloroisocyanurate, which are combined in water at the rate of 5% and sprayed into air. It is highly oxidizing in nature and kills bacteria as soon as it comes in contact with it. It is safe for use as directed in indoor environments.

2. Peroxide based disinfectants:

This type consists mainly of Peroxyacetic acid, Hydrogen peroxide and Potassium permanganate. They don鈥檛 have an odor of their own and safe to use on skin. They are mostly used for wiping surfaces and used in a lesser concentration for use as wipes for human skin, such as makeup wipes. Other forms of this disinfectant are Chlorine dioxide and ozone and they are not safe for use by humans or for their living atmosphere. Their use is purely industrial.

3. Aldehyde based disinfectants

These are not safe for use in human environments. They consist of Formaldehyde, Glutaraldehyde which is a disinfectant for gastro scope and colonoscopy instruments.

4. Heterocyclic gas disinfectants

These are for industrial purposes because they contain Ethylene oxide or Epoxypropane. Either of these is safe to be sprayed onto but only in industrial fields, not in a human living atmosphere.

5. Alcohol based disinfectants

These are the safest and most commonly used by humans for personal purposes. These come in the form of ethanol, Isopropyl alcohol, etc. They are found very commonly in wipes made for sanitization of skin.

6. Phenol based disinfectants

These usually come in the form of Phenol or PCMX (4-Chloro-3, 5-m-Xylenoll). It is effective as a surface disinfectant and can be added to the washing machine along with the detergent to get rid of the bacteria in your clothes.

7, Quaternary ammonium salt disinfectants

These are usually found as Benzalkonium bromide, Benzalkonium chloride, Didecyldimethylammonium chloride, PHMB, PHMG, Dodecylpyridinium chloride, Chlorhexidine gluconate or Chlorhexidine acetate. They don鈥檛 have an odor and are used as environmental disinfectants such as in farms.

Post time: Jun-10-2021