FAQ About our CLO2 system
Q. When any of our POUCH products are working it smells like chlorine or bleach. Is Chlorine Dioxide another name for these products?
A. No, chlorine dioxide is not chlorine or bleach, it is a chemical compound made up of one part chlorine and two parts oxygen (the formula ClO2.) While chlorine dioxide does have that same "clean" or "crisp" smell that bleach and chlorine have ClO2 is far more powerful and safer for you and the environment. ClO2 is more effective against odor causing agents and, equally important, ClO2 does not produce carcinoengic byproducts such as THM's (e.g. chloroform), as chlorine and bleach do. ClO2 breaks down to salt & water, which is why, in lesser quantities; it can be safely used to purify drinking water.
Q. Can I use this product to clean the smell out of my house, car or other spaces?
A. Yes, use only the product approved for the specific use. This is very important.
Q. Why is this product more effective than other odor destroying products?
A. First, most products merely cover up odors. Other, somewhat more effective products are surfactants (detergents) that eliminate surface mater that cause odors but have little or no effect on odor sources that are embeded below the surface. Don't be fooled when a product says its 99% effective because that 1% goes along ways to create more odors. We know it is hard to believe, but that is not very effective. Auto SHOCKER is a broad-spectrum odor eliminator. That means that it can safely and effectively be used to destroy all odors in the air and below the surface. Our product eliminates up to 99.9999% of odors. This is what really makes the difference.
Q. Will the leftover chlorine smell go away?
A. Yes, chlorine dioxide breaks down when it goes after the "bad guys", then air and light will rapidly decompose anything that remains. Chlorine dioxide wafts in the air but only for a very short time and only in an enclosed space.
Q. What should I know about safely using, handling, and disposing of any of Biocide Systems Products?
A. When used as directed, Auto SHOCKER is very safe. However, because ClO2 is an oxidant, like bleach, spilling the liquid (if using a FAST RELEASE PRODUCT) onto cloth or carpet will cause discoloration. Each product is designed to be USED AS DIRECTED to reduce any problems.
Q. What is the difference between ClO2-DMGT Clo2 Generator products and other chlorine dioxide products?
A. Very simple. There are no competitors. There are some reputable manufacturers and marketers who do use the 2-part system for oral hygiene, but too many have loosely played with the word chlorine dioxide for air and surface deodorizing. They unfortunately are releasing misinformation & only diminishing the understanding of chlorine dioxide's true effectiveness and benefits. Our products are 2-part technologies that generate real chlorine dioxide on-site for use in the air and on surfaces to control & inhibit all types of odors organic or inorganic.
Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide vs. Chlorine Dioxide. Beware of imposters!
There is little or no chlorine dioxide in the stabilized chlorine dioxide compound. Stabilized chlorine dioxide products are prepared by buffering sodium chlorite with carbonate or phosphate and hydrogen peroxide. This stabilizes the chlorite, not chlorine dioxide. Stabilized chlorite is not the same as chlorine dioxide, and does not have the same oxidizing properties. The oxidizing action of chlorite is much lower, and making it far less useful. Another main difference between the two compounds is that chlorine dioxide is a gas, and sodium chlorite is a salt.
To make active chlorine dioxide, an acid is mixed with sodium chlorite, which slowly releases the gas. The gas is then captured in a liquid solution, gel or released into the air. This reaction normally requires high acidity (low pH). We however have gathered patented methods of speeding the release of chlorine dioxide at mild acidity (closer to neutral pH). Many, many applications are now possible for human health and deodorization.
The manufacturers of stabilized chlorine dioxide products try to capitalize on the beneficial properties of chlorine dioxide. The misleading stabilized chlorine dioxide phrase has become popular by effective marketing. Be Aware!