Sterilization Technology
Overview & Comparison

Ozone Sterilizers

Pros Cons Comment
Ozone Gas No need to be apply manually to surfaces Ozone gas must be removed prior to re-occupying area FirstResponder® Sterilizers
contain scrub filters to remove ozone
Can readily reach hidden areas and crevices Ozone smell may be an irritant to some
Will sterlize all types of surfaces, including fabrics Some materials, like latex gloves, may be sensitive to ozone.
Effective against a wide range of pathogens Large spaces require large and heavy ozone generators
Used in various industries since the early 1900's Requires sterilization areas to be fully sealed
Leaves no surface chemical residues buildup
Units available to cover large areas
Most proven method for industrial scale disinfection
Removes odors such as mildew
Lowest cost of labor to operate

UV-C Sterilizers

Pros Cons Comment
UV-C Light User-friendly technology Sterilizes line-of-sight areas only Genlantis Room Sterilizers
contain a motion detector that
reduces accidental human or animal exposure to UV-C light
Highly effective against a wide array of germs Disinfection done manually, or by moving UV-C source to different areas in a larger space
light and portable technology UVC can degrade certain materials
Leaves no chemical residues or any smells UV-C light can cause damage to eyes or skin if not used properly
Lowest material cost to operate

Electrostatic/Germicidal Sterilizers

Pros Cons Comment
Electrostatic Sprayers Ionized spray wraps around surfaces for more completed sterilization Prone to potential human error
Minimum amount of down-time versus UV-C and Ozone methods Higher cost of labor to operate
Able to penetrate deep into materials such as carpets and upholstery, allows for a deep clean Long term higher cost of materials to operate

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