A useful product available on the market is a disinfectant based on hydrogen peroxide and silver ions. It is recommended for servicing coolers and general disinfection around the bottling plant.
The packaging provides a combination rinse and spray, enabling application by dilution for watercooler disinfection and as a simple spray, by means of the integral and refillable trigger bottle provided. These have proved to be extremely popular, particularly since the price is much less than other alternatives on the market.
It is appropriate to explain the action of silver ions in the formulation. Silver is a well-known biocidal material, in fact the Romans were aware of this action and stored wine in silver containers to prevent biological deterioration.
The combination of silver and hydrogen peroxide creates a synergistic disinfectant effect that is more powerful than hydrogen peroxide alone. This, in theory, enables you to use less of the product than hydrogen peroxide alone.
Among the advantages for the combination are: the more rapid kill rate; the greater effectiveness on algae and fungi; a longer-lasting biocidal action; greater stability in the presence of heat and light and an expected higher efficacy on biofilm.
An additional plus point for the product is the flexible combination pack which enables the trigger spray to be refilled from the 5 litre container using the convenient tap.