FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is NAV-CO2?
      • NAV-CO2 systems use liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) as a propellant. NAV-CO2 systems combine alcohol-based sanitizing solutions with a heated stream of CO2 liquid to create a vapor capable of penetrating small crevices and gaps. As CO2 and atomized alcohol evaporate completely at room temperature, no residue remains. CO2 displaces oxygen, eliminating one of the elements needed to support combustion. Sanitizing chemicals such as quaternary ammonium can be added to alcohol based sanitizers to extend the killing time on surfaces. NAV-CO2 systems are used to sanitize contact surfaces where individuals may become infected. Hand washing and sanitizing surfaces with alcohol-based solutions are effective methods for the prevention of nosocomial infection

    • What are pathogens?
      • Pathogens are disease causing organisms. These include bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
    • Who invented NAV-CO2?
      • NAV-CO2 was pattented by Biomist Inc. and Illinois Corporation that developed the first U.L. approved NAV-CO2 system

    • Why do I want interchangeable CO2 tanks in my NAV-CO2 system?
      • In the event that you need to sanitize a large area quickly you will want to avoid having to take the entire system to a shop to have it refilled.

    • Is NAV-CO2 green?
      • Yes. NAV-CO2 does not use clorine or other persistant chemicals.
    • Can I put Ecolab "insert product name here" into my NAV-CO2 system?
      • No. Atomizing a chemical not specifically designed for NAV-CO2 applications can result in injury, and damage to NAV-CO2 systems.

    • Where can I get myCO2 tank filled?
      • CO2 tanks can be refilled by CO2 gas merchants such as Linde, Airgas, or other gas suppliers.
    • Can I use a tank from the weld shop or my beer fridge in my NAV-CO2?
      • Not recommended. Our tanks are made of aluminum to reduce weight, they are cleaner, and have other features necessary for safe and reliable performance of your system. United Sanitizing offers these tanks at a competitive price.

    • Against which pathogens is the NAV-CO2 system effective?
      • United Sanitizing offers several sanitizing products for NAV-CO2 systems. Your United Sanitizing representative can help you select the best sanitizer for your requirements. Our customers typically use their Biomist Sanitizing System for the control of MRSA, norovirus, salmonella, listeria, E. coli, influenza, tuberculosis, HIV.

    • I have a outbreak, pandemic, contaminated area - can the Biomist System solve my problem?
      • Absolutely. The Biomist Power Sanitizing System propels a nonflammable mist of concentrated alcohol up to 15 feet with a point-and-spray atomizer. Alcohol’s antimicrobial properties are well known, and our system eliminates its flammability by using CO2 to encase the alcohol vapor. Biomist Formula D2 is an EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectant that’s tuberculocidal, virucidal, fungicidal, and is strong enough to kill Norovirus. It’s a pre-mixed solution of isopropyl alcohol and quaternary ammonium compounds. It dries in minutes, so no wiping or residual cleanup is required. The swirling mist penetrates into cracks and crevices where pathogens hide. Disinfecting areas beyond physical reach such as ceiling vents. Biomist Formula D2 is non-corrosive, so it’s perfect for disinfecting non-critical devices and sensitive electronic equipment like electrocardiogram machines, computers, telephones, and keyboards. Biomist is also safe for use in food-processing areas and cafeterias.