Dry fog is a non-wetting vapor that releases liquid into an enclosed space. Often the vapor is some form of sterilant used in various industries most commonly for cleaning or disinfecting. Its applications range from odor suppression, special decontamination, dust suppression, and more recently, mold remediation. Dry Fog is often used in the medical industry to sterilize medical equipment. It is also used to sterilize pharmaceutical clean rooms (literally some of the cleanest places in the world) because of its not only suppresses dust particles but because of its capacity to achieve up to a 6 log reduction (99.9999%) in pathogens and microbes.
Why is it called dry fog?
To be considered dry fog, the vapor must be less than 10 microns (1,000 times smaller than a millimeter). It’s called dry fog because the liquid molecules are so fine, they don’t stick to surfaces, allowing objects to remain ‘dry’. Because the vapor is so fine, it can remain suspended in the air for long periods of time and penetrate deep into fabrics, carpets, and porous materials, disinfecting places that normally cannot be reached.
Dry fog mold remediation?
Dry fog is becoming one of the most desirable ways to remediate mold because of the reach, effectiveness, and its ability to lower remediation cost. Dry fog can reach places that traditional mold remediation cannot because it touches every surface that air touches sterilizing as it flows through the enclosed space.