Vital Oxide kills microbes by chemically altering certain amino acids that contain sulfur. The amino acids are important building blocks in the proteins that help to form cell walls. When these proteins are destroyed, the cell wall ruptures and the organism dies. In the chemical reaction, Vital Oxide takes on an electron from the amino acid and reverts back to a chlorite ion. The amino acid gives up an electron, and giving up an electron is what chemists call oxidation.
Find below examples of results of testing conducted by independent government certified GLP labs, hospital clinical trails, and university studies on bacteria and virus control, and mold remediation of building materials. You will also find a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and listings from the USEPA website.
Nashville General Hospital Study - Acinetobacter
University of Tulsa Study - Mold on Building Materials
VITAL OXIDE INFO
PREPARE SPRAYER SOLUTION
Dilute sprayer chemical as required, mixing enough solution for your application (see dilution ratios). Twist tank counter-clockwise 90o to remove power head. Add liquid and replace power head, masking sure tank gasket is in place.
CONNECT TO ELECTRIC SOURCE
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electricial to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
If you need a loner power chord, we recommend a garden-type extension cord. Do not use one that is cut, fryed or otherwise damaged. To prevent accidental unplugging, knot the two cords, or use a cord retainer available at many hardware stores at modest cost.
Slide the power swith to the "on" position. A fine mist wil form. Adjust the control know for the droplet sizes, from relative coarse ones which settle quickly to fine spray particles which can float a long distace.
The control know also regulates the liquid flow rate. After setting the droplet size, you can calculate the liquid flow rate by timing how long it takes to dispense a measured amount of liquid.
If possible, make your application in still air. Otherwise, your chamical may be blown off target. Use and even sweeping motion, making certain to cover the entire target area. Do not over-apply. Since a fine mist is dificult to see, it is usually better to calculate spraying time and volume from the liquid flow rate than to rely on visible indications.
When finished spraying, remove and empty tank. Open control know and run unit a few seconds to discharge any liquid remaining in the internal lines. If you have been spraying liquids containing solids or polymers likely to accumulate, flush residues from internal lines by running unit with clean water (or the appropriate solvent) briefly.