Simply put, electrostatic sprayers apply a small electric charge to liquid droplets just as they exit the spray device. These charged droplets are attracted to surfaces like a magnet, resulting in highly uniform coverage of the spray. Surfaces out of the line of sight are also covered due to the attractive charge applied to the spray droplets.
While electrostatic spraying is new technology to the cleaning industry, the electrostatic spraying of liquids is widely used and effective in other industries. For more information about our cleaning process or if you'd like to schedule a consultation, please contact our company today! We're proud to assist properties across Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, New Haven & New London, CT.
Example #1:electrostatic paint spray systems charge paint particles so that they are attracted to surfaces to be coated. The benefit is uniformity of coverage, drastically reduced overspray, and complex shapes can be coated even if they are out of the line of sight.
Anyone that has ever used a can of aerosol spray paint to paint an object knows that only a portion of the paint actually hits the object.
Example #2:Farmers use electrostatic sprayers to protect their crops from insects and disease. Electrostatic spraying of pesticides on crops results in more uniform coverage and allows for less use of pesticide. Most importantly, the undersides of leaves that would be missed with ordinary spray systems get treated with electrostatic systems.
What makes electrostatic spraying different from other types of sprayers?
When an object is sprayed with a conventional sprayer (including a trigger sprayer), a portion of the spray droplets reach the target object. The rest of the liquid droplets succumb to gravity and fall to the floor or simply float past the object. Further, surfaces of complex objects or hard to reach spots are often missed. These missed spots can be a breeding ground for pathogens..
Electrostatically applied liquids have a wrapping effect, so that complex objects and areas hidden from the line of sight get coated with the liquid. Consider a chair/desk, it is easy to disinfect the desk surface, but time consuming to disinfect the underside, the seat, back, and legs. Yet, these are tough points that will see contact with hands.
What are the benefits of using E-Spray in the cleaning industry?
The most important benefit of electrostatic sprayers in the cleaning industry is around the application of disinfectants, sanitizers and odor counteractants.
Validation: It is important that disinfectants and sanitizers used with electrostatic sprayers are validated for use with these devices. For users planning on using an electrostatic sprayer to apply a disinfectant/sanitizer that makes public health claims, it is important to be sure that the germicidal/antimicrobial activity of the product is not compromised. It is important the manufacturer of the disinfectant has evaluated their products for use through electrostatic sprayers by measuring activity of the disinfectants before filling the sprayer and after the disinfectant exits the sprayer.