The Greenspeed™ Cleaning & Sanitizing System (CSS) is a simple approach to implement a more effective, labor-efficient cleaning and sanitizing program without adding unwanted substances to the environment or otherwise causing harm to animals and human beings.
Electrolyzed water is produced by the electrolysis of ordinary tap water containing dissolved sodium chloride. The electrolysis produces two types of solutions. A high-pH, non-corrosive dirt and grease-cutting cleaner (sodium hydroxide) and a neutral-pH, high-dissolved oxygen disinfectant (hypochlorous acid).
AQUAOX Disinfectant kills all common types of viruses and microbes such as MRSA, VRE and E.coli. AQUAOX’s™ compact, on-site ElectroChemical Activation generator quickly and safely produces neutral hypochlorous acid (HOCL). This powerful, on-site generated, solution is non-toxic, non-corrosive, biodegradable and safe-to-use.
AQUAOX Cleaner is a non-toxic, chemical free solution with anti-microbial properties. Its alkaline characteristics and negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (OPR) emulsifies oils and grease (where bacteria hide), breaks down and suspends dirt particles and prevents them from re-depositing onto the cleaning surface.
Microfiber products were identified as a best practice tool for use in the healthcare industry by the EPA in 2002. The unique nature of the product and how it is manufactured make it indispensable in cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and environments.
Microfiber is a man-made synthetic fiber of linear density below 1 denier. It is constructed of a star shaped polyamide (nylon) center surrounded by pie shaped polyester wedges. During manufacturing, these wedges separate or split from the center to form individual “blades”.
The average fiber is 100 times smaller than a human hair. These tiny fibers penetrate microscopic surface pores and possess a positive electrostatic charge which attracts, collects and holds dirt, dust, bacteria, pollen, and other organic particles that have a negative charge. Also, the density of the material enables it to hold six times its weight in water, making it more absorbent than a conventional cotton cloth or mop.
The key performance characteristics of microfiber is the size, shape and concentration of split microfiber in the product. It is virtually impossible for the human eye to see the differences between microfiber products, but under magnification the differences become distinct. The quantity of microfiber varies greatly from one product to another. High performance cleaning textiles have over 300,000 fibers “blades” per square inch that reach into microscopic crevices to remove pathogens from environmental surfaces. Fibers with blades smaller than .1 micron are needed to pick up many pathogens, such as H1N1. A product with a high concentration of these precision fibers means greater surface contact for better performance.
GREENSPEED QUALITY STANDARDS
GREENSPEED Original cloth
Microfiber blades/sq. inch: 862,000 Microfiber blade size: 0.1 denier
GREENSPEED Basic cloth
Microfiber blades/sq. inch: 540,000Microfiber blade size: 0.1 denier
Greenspeed products meet the extremely stringent environmental, quality, health and longevity requirements of the Nordic EcoLabelling program.
Recent research demonstrated that microﬁber cloths can remove signiﬁcantly more C. difﬁcile spores from surfaces compared with cotton cloths. In addition, the ability of microﬁber cloths to retain spores provides convincing evidence that this cleaning approach could reduce transfer of microorganisms.
In November 2002 the EPA published Environmental Best Practices for Health Care Facilities, which emphasized the use of microfiber technology in hospitals.
Several studies have determined that microfiber is better than cotton at capturing bacteria. The University of California, Davis Medical Center compared the amount of bacteria picked up by a cotton-loop mop and by a microfiber mop. The cotton-loop mop reduced bacteria on the floors by 30%, whereas the microfiber mop reduced bacteria by 99%.
Because microfiber mopping system uses less water and chemicals, it reduces the amount of water and chemicals handled and it eliminates the need to wring the heavy cotton mops, resulting in less potential for worker injury.
1. Quaternary ammonia compounds (QAC) concentrations are reduced by up to 85.3% after exposure to cotton towels resulting in failure of the disinfectants exposed to cotton towels in 96% of the GSTs.
2. Cotton is an organic product and can serve as a source of nutrition for bacteria.
3. Cotton fibers are too large to trap and remove bacteria, viruses and small dirt particles. Lint, debris, and hair becomes entangled in the fibers and often remains in the product throughout the laundering and drying processes.
4. Cotton fibers break down easily and transfer to environmental surfaces.