SNiPER, a biocide, has seen a surge of orders since the coronavirus outbreak, according to Alan “Bud” Campbell, president of Global Environment Restoration.
SNiPER is a hospital-grade disinfectant with chlorine dioxide as an essential ingredient, according to its website.
• “Although Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) has the word Chlorine in its name, the chemical structures are completely different. The additional oxygen atom radically changes the molecule and creates completely different chemical behaviors. Their differences are as profound as those between hydrogen, the explosive gas, and hydrogen combined with oxygen, which creates di-hydrogen oxide – commonly called water. The Chlorine dioxide in SNiPER is a revolutionary formula that is extremely stable and generates NO harmful by-products.”
• “Chlorine dioxide is an oxidizing biocide. It deactivates microorganisms by attacking and penetrating their cell wall, disrupting the transport of nutrients across the cell wall and inhibiting protein synthesis. Since this action occurs regardless of the metabolic state of the organism, oxidizing biocides are effective against dormant organisms and spores.”
• “Chlorine dioxide has been an approved agent by the FDA and EPA in many different applications including water treatment and the treatment of food. Chlorine dioxide was used to treat the US Senate Building after the anthrax attack. Chlorine dioxide as a disinfectant has not been common in years past but is a growing agent as technologies such as SNiPER can provide a safer, easy to use product that provides consistent results through stabilized chlorine dioxide.”