Ultra-Pure CLO₂ Technology
CLO₂ History and Technology
Chlorine dioxide is a chemical compound with the formula ClO2. Chlorine dioxide has been around for quite some time. As a powerful oxidizer, it has been used for a wide range of purposes and is effective as a gas or a liquid.
There is more than one type of chlorine dioxide. In most cases, commercially available ClO₂ is referred to as “stabilized” chlorine dioxide. These products typically require the user mixing chemicals to create some chlorine dioxide. While these stabilized products do produce some chlorine dioxide they also produce many harmful by–products. Toxic and corrosive chlorates and chlorites are part of the solution generated with stabilized products. Stabilized products usually come in liquid, powder or tablet forms.
Commercial generators are also available for the generation of chlorine dioxide. Generators generally produce a cleaner version of chlorine dioxide when compared to stabilized products. Chlorates, chlorites and other corrosive and toxic oxychloro species are still present. Generators are generally used for large volume production of chlorine dioxide when purity is not necessary. Chlorine dioxide generators can be expensive and require trained personnel to be safe.
Today, through proprietary technology, UPH offers a 99.9999% pure chlorine dioxide solution from Selective Micro Technologies. Unlike other forms of chlorine dioxide, UPH offers a solution virtually free of the chlorate, chlorites and other by-products found in other chlorine dioxide processes. The purity of our product makes it ideal for food, health care, and the home for general disinfection and deodorizing applications.
Why are SMT products so pure? It is because of the patented Microreactor technology. Simply put, the chemical reaction that generates chlorine dioxide generates harmful by-products. SMT technology traps the harmful by-products in a proprietary membrane so only the chlorine dioxide molecule is released into the solution. Pure chlorine dioxide means better results with lower toxicity and corrosiveness.
Microreactor Technology — How it Works
UPH and SMT products generate Ultra-Pure Chlorine Dioxide and provide superior efficacy against a wide range of germs, bacteria, viruses, spores and more. The purity also allows for low toxicity and compatibility with all types of surfaces. Unlike harsh bleaches or acids, SMT’s Ultra-pure Chlorine Dioxide won’t damage the surfaces or areas you want to disinfect.
Until now, the antimicrobial market has been largely comprised of chlorine (bleach), ozone, quaternary ammonium compounds (quats), peracetic acid (PAA), formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde (aldehydes), and hydrogen peroxide. All of these technologies have limitations in addressing sanitization and disinfection needs.
After significant research and investment, UPH and SMT created the world's first technology for conveniently generating Ultra-pure Chlorine Dioxide at point-of-use. The result is nothing short of a revolution for the future of disinfecting and decontaminating.
UPH Pro releases a steady flow of Ultra-Pure Chlorine Dioxide (ClO₂) gas to eradicate noxious odors in enclosed spaces.
The UPH Pro product eliminate odors caused by bacteria, smoke, food, waste, Tobacco, water damage, pets and skunk.
Unlike other deodorizers, there are no corrosions at use levels. The patented Micro-reactor technology traps harmful by-products in a proprietary membrane so that only ultra pure ClO₂ is released into solution resulting in lower corrosiveness.
Our technology is eco-friendly with no VOCs requiring no special disposal procedures.