SAFETY

People

PEOPLE

MAXIMUM EXPOSURE LIMIT
MEL: legislation concerning the protection of the human health and the security of the employees against the risks of chemical agents on the work floor.

 

Virocid® complies with MEL. This means that the amount of glutaraldehyde in aerosol is below the Maximum Exposure Limit. To be classified as safe to use for humans in a dilution of 1:200 (0,05%), MEL allows maximum 0.05 ppm glutaraldehyde particles in the air after 15 minutes exposure time.

 

Contains no carcenogenic formaldehyde nor toxic phenolics.

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ENVIRONMENT

BIODEGRADABILITY
Virocid® is readily biodegradable for more than 90% after 28 days, according to European Commission Directive 84/449/EEC and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).

 

No residues of heavy metals or trihalomethanes.

 

Virocid® used for disinfection of farm buildings will not affect the activity in biogas installations.

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TEMPERATURE RANGE

Virocid® can be used between 4° – 60°C, and even in freezing temperatures, by adding propylene glycol.

 

Also tested in seawater (CFR Test University of Bergen,
Norway).
Test available upon request.

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STABILITY

The dilution of 0,5% (1:200) and 1% (1:100) is stable in water of 6° C (43 F), 25° C (77 F) and 40° C (104 F) during 4 weeks.

 

The concentrate has a shelf life of 3 years, at an average
temperature of 25°C.

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SURFACES

NON-CORROSIVE
Virocid® at 0,5%, after 1000h of immersion causes no corrosion on surfaces commonly used in livestock industries and therefore can be used safely.

 

TYPE OF SUREFACE

WEIGHTLOSS %

after 1000H

CORROSION VALUE

mm/year after 1000H
Copper 0,056% 0,0020
Brass 0,062% 0,0026
Anodized Alu 0,13% 0,0027
Galvanized Steel 0,000% 0
Corrosion if* >80% >6,25

Corrosivity test done at CIRLAM laboratory based on UN no. ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.4 guidelines.

 

* considered norm for the ADR transport law. 0,1mm/year gives a visual appearance of beginning corrosivity

 

 

Virocid® has a pH of 5.7 in dilution of 1%

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EQUIPMENT


Virocid® is VDA approved at 1% as class A.

 

Products with a VDA approval meet the highest German quality standards, meaning not corrosive on vehicles.

(VDA = German Association of the Automotive Industry)

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