Updated on September 27, 2021

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Created on August 15, 2018

SteraMist

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SteraMist is a handheld portable disinfection device using Hydro Peroxide. Information for this product was provided courtesy of the 

Product Description

Steramist is an EPA-registered solution disinfection sprayer which employs the use of ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP) technology as the sole active ingredient. There are two available models, the steramist supply unit and the steramist environment system. The product enables the disinfection of all surfaces including high touch, sensitive equipment, and electronics. Steramist is designed by Tomi Environmental solutions.

 

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

TOMI Environmental Solutions , ProEx services and a wide range of listed distributors across the globe

Manufacturing/Building Method

The SteraMist system is manufactured by TOMI Environmental Systems which is headquarted in Califonia, USA. The manufacturing process is certified for Good Manufacturing Practice, GMP.  Steramist is designed to have a semi-permanent or permanently mounted applicator support. The machine is powered by the Hydrogen Peroxide technology (iHP) which offers a powerful disinfection and decontamination.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent Protected

User Provision Model

Users can purchase the system directly from the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Capacity (Liters)

The capacity is 3.79 liters

Consumables

SteraMist™ BIT™ solution

Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)

Yes

Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)

None

Method of sterilization

Ionized Hydrogen peroxide

Power Supply Type

Voltage 110 V AC, 5A

Water required

No

Weight (kg)

~22 kg

Design Specifications

The SteraMist system is designed using TOMI Environmental Systems BIT technology. The SteraMist  Unit is a fully portable, handheld, point and spray disinfection/decontamination system with a 12 month warranty.  It has an application time of  five seconds per square foot and a seven-minute contact time to disinfect/decontaminate. The device operates on the Ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP) technology with one spraying  port. Its dimensions are 0.64 m Length x 0.56 m Width x 0.38 m Depth and weighs 22 Kg. The device has a flow rate of 50 ml per minute with a treatment method  of 1 ml per ft.2. Steramist kills and deactivates bacteria and viruses with no risk of exposure in treated spaces. It has material and surface  compatibility because of its Silver, Chlorine and Peracetic Acid free formula.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Techincal support is provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Remote applicator, Handheld applicator, BIT Solution Dip Tube,   Maintenance is available through the TOMI Training and Support program.  

Lifecycle

The product has a one-year warranty.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Targets include:

  • Can be used by one operator
  • Can be used on hard, non-porous, high touch surfaces
  • Kills bacteria and inactivates viruses
  • Aerosolized particles behave like a gas for maximum disinfection

Vetted Performance Status

Steramist is verified and approved by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. The ionized hydrogen peroxide was also found to be non-toxic.

Safety

The ionized hydrogen peroxide is classified as non-toxic but it is an irritant. PPE should be worn when using the system.

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

Jiang, Y., Sokorai, K., Pyrgiotakis, G., Demokritou, P., Li, X., Mukhopadhyay, S., Jin, T. and Fan, X., 2017, Cold Plasma-Activated Hydrogen Peroxide Aerosol Inactivates Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria innocua and Maintains Quality of Grape Tomato, Spinach and Cantaloupe, International Journal of Food Microbiology, 249, pp. 53–60.

Paxton, H., 2017, Use of Novel Approaches to Reduce Clostridium Difficile in an Inner City Hospital, Infection Control Tips.

Business Wire. “TOMI Receives EPA Registration for Its Patented BIT™ Technology

TOMI Environmental Solutions,. “Product Cataloge“, 2019

TOMI Environmental Solutions, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, 2019

Compliance with regulations

Steramist is registered on EPA list K, list L, and list G (Reg. No. 90150-2 | EPA Est. No. 72038-DE-001). It is also registered with the USFDA.

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

Steramist requires continuous attention by the user, thus it may not be appropriate in settings with limited human resources. TOMI states that:

  • Disinfection takes 5 seconds per square foot
  • Room cleaning can be done in 10 minutes (varies by size)
Consumables must be purchased from TOMI (which currently only operates in Europe, North America, and China). Steramist was awarded by USAID for 'Improving the Safety of Health Care Workers' to be used for disinfection to eradicate Ebola and strengthen local healthcare systems. The deployment of this technology should be coupled with culturally appropriate training methods to ensure safe use.

Comments from the Community

1 Comment

  1. CarolineS_Fellow says:

    The amount of human labor and time required to use the device must be considered; The product appears to involve continuous attention by a provider which may be challenging in settings that are dealing with provider shortages. There are complex healthcare supply chain challenges in emerging markets that must be considered in order to reliably deliver the consumable hydrogen peroxide solution which is required for this product. The deployment of this technology should be coupled with culturally appropriate training methods to ensure safe use.

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