MAXIMUM EXPOSURE LIMIT
MEL: legislation concerning the protection of the human health and the security of the employees against the risks of chemical agents on the work floor.
Virocid® complies with MEL. This means that the amount of glutaraldehyde in aerosol is below the Maximum Exposure Limit. To be classified as safe to use for humans in a dilution of 1:200 (0,5%), MEL allows maximum 0.05 ppm glutaraldehyde particles in the air after 15 minutes exposure time.
Contains no carcinogenic formaldehyde nor toxic phenolics.
Virocid® is readily biodegradable for more than 90% after 28 days, according to European Commission Directive 84/449/EEC and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
No residues of heavy metals or trihalomethanes.
Virocid® used for disinfection of farm buildings will not affect the activity in biogas installations.
Virocid® can be used between 4 °C – 60 °C, and even in freezing temperatures, by adding propylene glycol.
Also tested in seawater (CFR Test University of Bergen, Norway). Test available upon request.
The dilution of 0,5% (1:200) and 1% (1:100) is stable in water of 60 °C (43 F), 25 °C (77 F) and 40 °C (104 F) during 4 weeks.
The concentrate has a shelf life of 3 years at an average temperature of 25 °C.
Virocid® at 0,5%, after 1000h of immersion causes no corrosion on surfaces commonly used in livestock industries and therefore can be used safely.
Virocid® is VDA approved at 1% as class A.
Products with a VDA approval meet the highest German quality standards, meaning not corrosive on vehicles.
(VDA = German Association of the Automotive Industry)
Corrosivity test done at CIRLAM laboratory based on UN no. ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.4 guidelines.
* considered norm for the ADR transport law. 0,1mm/year gives a visual appearance of beginning corrosivity
In dilution, Virocid® has a pH around neutral.