Atomized Misting: Can You Spray Coronavirus Away?

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Across the world, companies are developing solutions to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has already infected more than 6.7 million people.  From contact tracing to contactless temperature monitoring to distancing, technology is coming to the aid in the midst of a global pandemic.

Many of the solutions are industry agnostic and can be applied in nearly any environment.  Others, like the many telehealth solutions that are gaining momentum, are vertically focused to meet the needs of specific markets or environments.

Most are focused on indoor facilities.  But, there are many outdoor spaces that need to be sanitized as well – especially as size restrictions continue to be reduced for group events.  With the Fall sports season only a few months away – theoretically – if fans were to be allowed into stadiums at some point, those venues will certainly need to be thoroughly cleaned after each use.  Doing that by hand would be nearly impossible – not to mention inefficient, and would potentially expose workers to the virus.

BossTek has come up with a solution for these environments with its industrial misting cannons.

“Studies have shown that the distribution of SDCs evenly across surfaces can effectively reduce the presence of viral and bacterial microbes to mitigate the spread of disease.  Atomized mist has proven to be a very effective distribution method.”

Mike Lewis, VP of Sales, BossTek

The cannons were developed for dust control in large areas, but have been adapted to efficiently distribute Surface Disinfectant Cleaners (SDCs) across worksites, venues, and public spaces.  They are able rapidly disperse atomized disinfectant mist over large areas, with a reach of the length of a football field.

The misting cannons can be mounted on water trucks or other vehicles, which means they can be used to easily disinfect many public spaces in a short period – like bus stations, playgrounds, stadiums, boats and marine terminals, warehouses, loading docks, and many more spaces.

Considering we are still in the midst of the initial pandemic, with cases still increasing, and most experts predicting a large-scale second wave, there will be a continued need for rapid, large-scale disinfecting capabilities.  The same way farmers spray crops from planes, these misting cannons can reduce the time, effort, and cost of creating safe environments for work and play.

“Having a mechanism for large-area disinfection in place that is easily dispatched to vulnerable areas to quickly stem the tide of infection from surface-borne microbes is a smart move for both public and private entities.”

Mike Lewis

Atomized misting is already being used in many countries to sanitize public and work spaces, including some of the hardest hit regions, like China, Italy, and Spain, where local and national organizations have deployed the technology as part of their safety protocols.