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.
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.
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)