Electrostatic spray technology is a new way to apply cleaners, sanitisers, and disinfectants to help facilities treat surfaces, often in less time and with better coverage than traditional cleaning methods. The technology is well-established, with a history of more than 60 years in other areas, including agriculture, automotive, and tanning industries, but it has only recently been applied to surface disinfection.
Electrostatic sprayers work by charging liquids (i.e., cleaners, sanitisers, and disinfectants) as they pass through a sprayer nozzle. This generates charged droplets that repel one another and actively seek out environmental surfaces, which they stick to and even wrap around to coat all sides. The result is a uniform coating of sanitizer or disinfectant on sprayed objects, including hard-to-reach areas that manual cleaning can miss. The technology also helps avoid liquid pooling often associated with trigger sprayers.
Conventional sprayers do not charge the liquid as it passes through the nozzle and therefore surfaces will be missed as the spray will pass right by and fall onto the ground.
Electrostatic Sprayers add an electric charge as the liquid passes through the nozzle and therefore will attract to the negatively charged surfaces covering every single inch.