EPA Approves Selectrocide™ – a Chlorine Dioxide Product as Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Algaecide for Multiple Applications

Beverly, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2005

Selective Micro Technologies announced today that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has conditionally approved Selectrocide?, A product of chlorine dioxide as a disinfectant, sanitizer, and algaecide for applications in horticulture and food processing industries. Announcement of EPA approval follows only two weeks after Selective Micro Technologies announced an allowance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use of its product of chlorine dioxide to wash fruits and vegetables.


Selectrocide

? dioxide produced over 99% pure chlorine by simply immersing the product in water. The resulting chlorine dioxide and water solution can be used to kill disease-causing bacteria, fungi and algae. For horticultural and food industries, chlorine dioxide has not been available to the plants clean, the food and equipment because chlorine dioxide could not be produced locally, with no significant chemical residues. Selectrocide? allows for the first time to specific concentrations of chlorine dioxide at the point of use with very low residuals, neutral pH, using only water without equipment.

? EPA authorization allows us to sell chlorine dioxide into hundreds of applications in dozens of industries to reduce levels of bacteria, yeasts and algae. Selectrocide? demonstrated in field trials of the ability to extend the shelf life of processed foods, while maintaining taste and presentation. In horticulture, Selectrocide? reduced the propagation loss in greenhouses,? said John Warner, Executive Director, Selective Micro Technologies. ? We don? T think there is a biocide as effective in the world .??

APPLICATIONS FOR SELECTIVE MICRO CLEAN

A complete list of approved applications for Selectrocide? can be found on the website Selective Micro Technologies http://www.selectivemicro.com. Here are the expected initial uses selective Micro Clean in horticultural industries and Food / Beverage:

DISINFECTANT

, disinfectant, algaecide, fungicide and SLIME remover / inhibitor

·???? bacteria, algae and fungi on the control rooted cuttings or unrooted and cut flowers, seedbed soil and planting cubes

·???? Treats, controls, inhibits algae and fungi in irrigation lines to the greenhouse effect, filtration systems, walls, ceilings, floors

DISINFECTANT

·???? hard non-porous surfaces such as tanks, transfer lines and other food processing equipment, floors, walls, ceilings in poultry plants, fish and meat, and in restaurants, dairies, beverage and bottling plants, breweries, wineries, Commissioners.

·???? water system and lines of drinks, holding tanks and other equipment used in fountain drinks or other beverages preparation, storage, transfer and distribution operations.

·???? Boat, RV, water lines of aircraft, storage tanks and drinking water applications.

·???? medical and dental offices, laboratories, hospitals and clinics that use water tanks, transfer lines and filter systems.


CLEANING

anti-microbial and GENERAL

·???? boat, holding tanks for RV and lines

·???? Fountain drink or other beverage preparation, storage, transfer and distribution lines, equipment

·???? Coolers, thermos bottles, plastic water and other water distribution systems

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS

SELECTIVE MICRO CLEAN

·???? Reduces algae, viruses, bacteria, yeasts and molds on food plants and plant preparation surfaces

·???? Reduces bacteria, yeasts and molds on food fresh cut

·???? Extends the shelf life of foods? produce lasts longer, look better, taste better

·???? One product for all requirements antimicrobials in horticulture and food preparation parameters

SELECTIVE MICRO ®? S CHLORINE DIOXIDE microreactors

Selective Micro ®

? s Selectrocide? is sold as sachets with reactants contained within proprietary membrane materials. The sachets are immersed in water, producing more than 99% pure chlorine dioxide solution, at neutral pH, with virtually no unwanted by-products. Selectrocide? produces chlorine dioxide at specific concentrations (1 part per million (ppm) to 500 ppm) within the period specified.

According to the Annual Report on Research, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, 1996? Chlorine dioxide is a powerful biocide that can kill fungi, bacteria and viruses at 0.1 to 1 part per million in contact times of a few minutes.? Low levels of chlorine dioxide required to kill microorganisms is in stark contrast to other antimicrobials that require parts per million, ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of parts per million, to be effective. These high concentrations make the competitive products highly corrosive, dangerous to handle and difficult to rinse. Be very effective at low concentrations means Selectrocide? food and equipment rinses easily, and has no adverse effect on the flavor of food.

commercial uses chlorine dioxide

Chlorine dioxide is a gas

very unstable and can not be transported in containers or cylinders, so its potential over the past 50 years has gone untapped in many applications. For the first time, more than 99% pure chlorine dioxide can easily be produced at point of use without harmful residual chemicals, high capital costs or complex assembly plant generation. Additional information is available on http://www.selectivemicro.com or by calling 978-927-6610 X20.


Selective Micro Technologies

ABOUT

Formed in 1999, Selective Micro Technologies is a privately held company based in Beverly, Massachusetts. Combining sophisticated science with innovative product design, Selective Micro ® has invented a proprietary delivery system that controls the speed and efficiency of gas-producing reactions. Our competitive advantage is the ability to generate specific concentrations of chlorine dioxide with very low chemical residue and a neutral pH? point of use, using only water, without equipment. The Company holds two U.S. patents and has several other patent applications pending in the United States and abroad.


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selective and logos are registered trademarks of Selective Micro Technologies, LLC. Selective Micro Clean is a registered trademark of Selective Micro Technologies, LLC. Ó 2005 Selective Micro Technologies. All rights reserved.


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