Comparison with Other Agents

A COMPARISON OF ZyDox® WITH OTHER CONVENTIONAL SANITIZING AGENTS

Agent ZyDox Sodium and Calcium Hypochlorite Glutaraldehyde Iodine Quantenary Ammonium Compounds Peracetic Acid
Performance High Moderate Moderate to high Moderate Moderate Lgh Moderate
Contact Time Seconds to minutes Minutes to hours 30 minutes to several hours Minutes to hours Minutes to hours Minutes
Concentration 0.1 – 100 ppm 1,000 ppm to 1% 500 ppm to 1% 500 ppm to 1% 100 ppm to 1% 30-200 ppm
pH Neutral to Acidic Alkaline Neutral Neutral to Acidic Acidic to Neutral Acidic
Corrosiveness Negligible* Corrosive to iron and aluminium Negligible Corrosive to iron and stainless steel Corrosive to iron, copper and brass Corrosive to iron
Toxicity Negligible* Harmful to tissues Can cause skin irritation Variable. Iodine is extremely toxic; Can cause skin irritation Skin and mucous membrane irritation
Biodegradability High Moderate to low Moderate to high Low Low High
Cost Moderate Low Moderate to high Moderate to high Moderate to high  
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* At recommended use concentrations, under most conditions.