How is the mPact product applied?
Nano Tek-On’s certified technicians match the latest application techniques to the specific project's scope of work following established protocols. Using those guidelines, technicians choose from wiping, coarse spraying/fogging, or an electrostatic application process. Hand-wiping is used for small jobs where spraying applications are not prudent – such as small, constricted areas or on a surface that requires delicate handling. Coarse spraying/fogging is used when a surface is very irregular and deep penetration is needed – carpet is a good example. Large areas generally require a process that which utilizes spray wands with nozzles that impart an electrostatic charge. This provides a very uniform and thorough coverage of the targeted surface.
What preparation is necessary prior to applying the treatment?
Surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned and any residue from cleaning agents must be rinsed from the surfaces to be treated. The final rinse should come off without any signs of dirt or foaming from the cleaners. mPact has developed a compatible cleaning product (mPerial) that also is a disinfectant. If used in tandem with the antimicrobial, a perfect combination of cleaner and antimicrobial is provided.
How should a contaminated surface be treated?
Microbes can be extremely hazardous. Severe contamination with hazardous organisms may require cleaning protocols similar to those for asbestos removal. For normal contamination, solid surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned before treatment. Soft surfaces such as carpets and upholstery should be well vacuumed or professionally cleaned. Insulation can be cleaned and treated if only superficial growth on the surface is present. Insulation that has heavy growth or is damp should be removed and replaced.
Is there re-growth after treatment?
mPact, because of its unique chemistry provides long-term protection against re-growth and future contamination on treated surfaces. Porous surfaces that are contaminated below the surface will occasionally experience some re-growth after application – like grout if the space behind the wall is wet.
Scientific Details on mPact
Is the mPact technology a quaternary compound?
mPact is an organosilane, but part of the molecule is a quaternary amine. Unlike traditional quats, which have a very short effectiveness and a limited kill spectrum, mPact provides long‑term protection, and controls a very broad spectrum of microorganisms (including Gram (+) and Gram (-) bacteria). Plus, it is easier to use.
Is there a test method to determine if mPact is present?
The mPact technology is based on an active ingredient that, in most cases, can be easily detected.
Is mPact permeable to moisture?
Yes, moisture that is in or on the treated material or surface passes through the treatment. After curing, the treatment is somewhat hydrophobic (water repellent), but it should not be considered a replacement for commercial water repellents.
How does mPact react to commercial and residential carpets?
The newer solution dyed carpets are excellent with mPact. There have been some instances of slight color fade with certain acid dyes. All carpets and upholstery should be tested for dye fastness prior to treatment.
Does mPact give off gases during or after application?
No, it does not volatilize, dissipate, or leach onto other surfaces or into the environment. Its chemistry polymerizes where it is applied and forms a permanent bond that lasts for the life of the treated surface. Normal cleaning should not remove the treatment, although it can be abraded away if the surface comes into contact with a gritty compound.
Detecting if you have a contamination problem:
Nano Tek-On offers an inspection and analysis service to determine the hygienic level of any residential or commercial space, interior or exterior.
This service is of great value in determining the baseline hygienic level of that environment and whether or not that environment could benefit from a permanent treatment that kills mold, algae, bacteria, viruses, odors and other microbes and organic compounds.
To make this determination, Nano Tek-On professionals utilize the Hygiena device, which is able to make accurate on-site measurements of microbial activity. Exemplar locations, especially those known to generally be of concern, are tested. The results are often surprising, with water fountains frequently being more problematic than urinals and toilets.
Details of Operation
The Hygiena detection system uses bioluminescence technology to identify and measure adenosine triphosphate, commonly known as ATP. All organic matter (living or once living) contains ATP, including food, bacteria, mold and other microorganisms. The detection of ATP on a surface therefore indicates the presence of biological matter that may not otherwise be visible to the eye.
Hygiena’s ATP detection system is able to measure extremely low levels of organic residue, and provide meaningful results in terms of overall levels of contamination. Recognized worldwide for accuracy, ease-of-use and affordability, the Hygiena ATP detection system is used extensively throughout the food and beverage processing industries, as well as health care and pharmaceutical industries, hospitals, restaurants, supermarkets and other facilities where rapid detection of contamination is crucial.