Sterilizing Fogger Price and Performance Comparison

Product ModelCompetitive Humidifier/Fogger, 1.5 GPHCompetitive Humidifier/Fogger, 9 GPHDF2S Sterilizing Dry FoggerCRF4-S Sterilizing FoggerACTRIL Sterilizing Fogger
FOG Minutes~ 60 minutes~ 60 minutes~ 90 minutes~ 45 minutes~ 60 minutes
Primary Fogger ApplicationHumidifierHumidifierSterilizerSterlizerSterilizer
Total Sterilant Vapor Volume @ 1 Cycle~ 500 CFM, (30,000 cubic feet per hour, 85 Cubic Meters / cycle). Not verified by any organization. Only 4 gallons of 7% H2O2 concentration is provided with purchase at $1499.00?.~ 3000 CFM, (180,000 cubic feet per hour, 5097 Cubic Meters / cycle). Not verified by any organization. Only 4 gallons of 7% H2O2 concentration is provided with purchase at $1499.00?~ 35,000 cubic feet (1000 cubic meters) / cycle. Refill and Restart as needed.~ 10,000 cubic feet (285 cubic meters) per cycle. Refill and Restart as needed.~ 3531 cubic feet (100 cubic meters) per cycle. Refill and Restart as needed.
Total Volume Sterilant w Sterilant provided @ 3.5% mixtureH2O2 sterilant is provided only at 7% concentration, which is fine to sterilize vegetables from Molds and fungi; but to kill coronavirus the % H2O2 should be between 35% and 45%. H2O2 costs about $375 / gallon. 4 Gallons of H2O2 would allow for 6.6 operating cycles for a1.5
GPH fogger.
H2O2 sterilant is provided only at 7% concentration, which is fine to sterilize vegetables from Molds and fungi; but to kill coronavirus the % H2O2 should be between 35% and 45%. H2O2 costs about $375 / gallon. 4 Gallons of H2O2 would allow for 1 typical operating cycle for a 9 GPH fogger.40 gallons Minncare sterilant provided: ~ 200 cycles @ 3.5 concentration ~ 7,000,000 (7 million) cubic feet. Concentrated Minncare is Sterilant cost is $1596/40 gallons, or $39.90 / concentrated gallon4 gallons Minncare sterilant provided: ~ 60 cycles @ 3.5% concentration ~ 600,000 cubic feet. Concentrated Minncare is Sterilant cost is $459/4 gallons, or $114.75 / concentrated gallon4 gallons pre-mixed Actril sterilant provided: ~ 4 cycles @ 1.0% concentration ~ 14124 cubic feet. Pre-Mixed Actril with tewst strip provided in 4 gallon sets, Sterilant cost is $259/4 gallons, or $64.75/ pre-mixed gallon
Total Volume Sterilant w Sterilant provided @ suggested concentration7% H2O2 premixed in ???, cost about $375 a gallon, website states 1.5 gallons per hour to provide about 30000CFM sterlizing capacity. But 7% H2O2 is far below the typical 40% dilution, so how dilute is the sterilant at 30000 CFM?7% H2O2 premixed in ???, cost about $375 a gallon, website states 9 GPH to provide about 180000 CFM sterlizing capacity. But 7% H2O2 is far below the typical 40% dilution, so how dilute is the sterilant at 180000 CFM?40 gallons Minncare sterilant provided: ~ 100 cycles @ 7.0 % concentration ~ 3,500,000 (3.5 million) cubic feet. Concentrated Minncare is Sterilant cost is $1596/40 gallons, or $39.90/gallon4 gallons Minncare sterilant provided: ~ 30 cycles @ 7.0 % concentration ~ 300,000 cubic feet
Direction of Fog OutputOne direction, machine must be moved in position to redirectOne direction about 60 degree dispersal, machine must be moved in position to redirect360 Degrees horizontally, or 360 Degrees up angle, or straight up360 Degrees horizontally, or 360 Degrees at angle, or straight upOne direction about 60 degree dispersal, gallon jug must be moved in position to redirect
Concentration of Sterilant in AirWith a single output at about 60 degree spread pattern, the tool is dispersing 1.5 gallons (5.67 Liters) of solution in that 60 degree pattern. At 1.5 GPH, does this cause surface wetting in front of fogger?With a single output at about 60 degree spread pattern, the tool is directing 9.0 gallons (34 Liters) of fog in that 60 degree pattern. At 9 GPH, does this cause surface wetting in front of fogger?22 liters in 360 degree pattern allows for better dispersal of sterilant9.5 liters in 360 degree pattern allows for better dispersal of sterilantWith a single output at about 60 degree spread pattern, the tool is directing 1.0 gallon (3.78 Liters) of fog in that 60 degree pattern.
EPA RegistrationsNONE, tool suggests 7% H2O2; but H2O2 by itself to fight coronavirus is normally mixed at 35-45% concentration in distilled waterNONE, tool suggests 7% H2O2; but H2O2 by itself to fight coronavirus iis normally mixed at 35-45% concentration in distilled water.EPA Reg. NO.: 52252-4; EPA Est. NO.: 52252-MN-01; MSDS AvailableEPA Reg. NO.: 52252-4; EPA Est. NO.: 52252-MN-01; MSDS AvailableACTRIL Registration
Typical gallons of Sterilant provided w/ product order.4 Gallons of H2O2 @ 7% concentration provided at , but H2O2 by itself should be typical 40-45% mixed in distilled water4 Gallons of H2O2 @ 7% concentration provided, but H2O2 by itself should be typical 40-45% mixed in distilled water40 gallons Minncare sterilant (provides ~ 100 sterilizing cycles @7% solution in H2O; or ~200 cycles @ 3.5% concentration).4 gallons Minncare sterilant (provides ~ 30 sterilizing cycles @7% solution in H2O; or ~60 cycles @ 3.5% concentration).1 gallon Actril sterilant, pre-diluted for "Pour and Go" operation, 1 gallon per 100 cubic meters
Aerosol Fog Droplet size~ 4.2 microns, not verified by any major company~ 4.2 microns, not verified by any major company~ 7.5 microns, verified by laser particle counter for size peak~ 7.5 microns, verified by laser particle counter for size peak~ 7.5 microns, verified by laser particle counter for size peak
Facilities INPUTCompressor Line + Water Hose + 110VAC InputCompressor Line + Water Hose + 110VAC InputCompressor line only110VAC or 220VAC or 100VACCompressor line only
Cost with typical accessories$15848 + $5000 for portable gas detector, 4 gallons provided of 7% H2O2 and system consumes 1.5 GPH$27191 + $5000 for portable gas detector, 4 gallons provided of 7% H2O2 and system consumes 9GPH$55000, includes 40 gallons sterlant and air quality test instruments and primary accessories, Capacity of 7Million Cubic feet$55000, includes 40 gallons sterlant and air quality test instruments and primary accessories2250, includes 7.5 micron Fog Nozzle, 4 gallons Actril and test strips
Adjustable Airflow Velocity and Fog VolumeNONENONE4 levels of fog volume, controlled by air compressor, (dry air compressor recommended)Yes, thru wireless remote controlNo airflow velocity control, has constant fog volume output
Fogger TechnologyDryFog Aerosol + Evaporation creates sterilant fog, which evaporates to a sterilant vaporDryFog Aerosol + Evaporation creates sterilant fog, which evaporates to a sterilant vaporDryFog Aerosol + Evaporation creates sterilant fog, which evaporates to a sterilant vaporUltrasonic creates sterilant fog which evaporates to a sterilant vaporDryFog Aerosol + Evaporation creates sterilant fog, which evaporates to a sterilant vapor
Liquids UsedTap Water shown in Specs, but TAP water has Chlorine in it. Suggests 7% H2O2 mixed in Tap Water, but should be 40%.Tap Water shown in Specs, but TAP water has Chlorine in it. Suggests 7% H2O2 mixed in Tap Water, but should be 40%.Deionized/Distilled/WFI/Sterile water. Tap Water should not be used due to chlorine in Tap Water.Deionized/Distilled/WFI/Sterile water. Tap Water should not be used due to chlorine in Tap Water.Actril Solution does not need any other liquid
Where usedSmall to medium sized office areas, medical rooms, hospital rooms, work areas. but no company can verify fog volume or use in major company.Large office areas, medical rooms, hospital rooms, work areas, warehouses. but no company can verify fog volume or use in major company.Large office areas, medical rooms, hospital rooms, work areas, warehousesMedium sized office areas, medical rooms, hospital rooms, work areasSmall office areas, medical rooms, hospital rooms, work areas
AutoclavableNONOYes, AutoclavableNoNo
Compatible GuidelinesUnknown, no EPA Registration, no CE Mark for manufacture, No ISO or USP statusUnknown, no EPA Registration, no CE Mark for manufacture, No ISO or USP statusISO 14644-3, USP 797ISO 14644-3, USP 797ISO 14644-3, USP 797
Local/State ComplianceH2O2 @ 7% mixture normally takes 30 minutes contact to kill viruses, molds, fungus. Check with Local/State Health for any compliance requirements. No Sterilization Studies completed using this tool.H2O2 @ 7% mixture normally takes 30 minutes contact to kill viruses, molds, fungus. Check with Local/State Health for any compliance requirements. No Sterilization Studies completed using this tool.Minncare is EPA registered, kills original Coronavirus in 3-5 minutes after contact, kills bacteria, viruses, molds, yeast and fungi @ 99.997% kill rate. Coronavirus results available. Check with Local/State Health for any compliance requirements.Minncare is EPA registered, kills original Coronavirus in 3-5 minutes after contact, kills bacteria, viruses, molds, yeast and fungi @ 99.997% kill rate. Coronavirus results available. Check with Local/State Health for any compliance requirements.ACTRIL is EPA Certified. Kills, viruses, spores molds in 3-5 minutes contact. Check with Local/State Health for any compliance requirements
Compressor RequirementsAir Compressor: 3 CFM (72 LPM ) @ 110 psi (7 Bar)Air Compressor: 15 CFM (432 LPM ) @ 110 psi (7 Bar)Dry Air Compressor suggested, 70-100 psi, wireless remote control of On/OffNone, CRF4-S includes onboard fan control and fog volume control via wireless remote controlDry Air Compressor suggested, 2.5 SCFM Constant On Compressor @ 45 PSI, 5 or more units can be ran in parallel with 12.5 SCFM Constant On @ 45 PSI
Total Deionized/Sterile Water and Sterilant Volume1.5 gallons9 gallons22 liters (5.82 Gallons)9.5 liters (2.51 gallons)1 Gallon, 3.78 Liters, (1 Gallon)
Typical Sterilant ConcentrationSuggested 7% H2O2Suggested 7% H2O2typical is 3.5%, up to 7%typical is 3.5%, up to 7%1% pre-diluted, ready to use Actril Sterilant
Operator ControlAir Compressor @ 3 CFM @ 100 PSIAir Compressor @ 10 CFM @ 100 PSIOperated by separate Dry Air Compressor and Remote Control, 15SCFM @ 75 PSIWireless Remote control of fog volume & airflow velocity and ON/Off from 30 feetDry Air Compressor on/off, 2 SCFM @ 45 PSI
Remote ControlNone SuggestedNone SuggestedRemote Control of On/OffWireless Remote control of fog volume, airflow velocity and On/OffOperated Remotely by Compressor
HandlingRolls on a 4 wheel baseRolls on a 4 wheel baseRolls on a 4 wheel basePortable w/ Carry Handles (top and front), or set on a rolling trolly and roll into positionHand Carry 1 gallon containers
EnclosurePlastic modules, steel rolling trollyPlastic modules, steel rolling trolly316L Stainless Steel, electro-polish316L Stainless Steel, electro-polishPolyethylene 1 gallon Jugs
Power VAC110VAC110VAC120, 220, 100 VAC to Compressor only120, 220, 100 VAC110VAC to Compressor
Cost with all critical Accessories$17,447$27,192$55000 w/ All Accessories, (See Below) $44200 w/o Air Quality Instruments and Remote Control$29000 w/ All Accessories, (See Below), $23950 w/o air quality instruments$2250 includes Actril Fogger, 1 Nozzle, 4 gallons of premixed Actril sterilant
Weight, no liquid/W/ Liquid97 pounds, 109 pounds with accessories137 pounds, 149 pounds with accessories~ 70 lbs~ 45 lbs~ 5 pounds
AccessoriesOptional: Industrial PLC Control Center, Optional: Injection Kit for Concentrated Disinfectants; Optional: Hose / Nozzle Kit. No Air Quality Instruments suggested even though H2O2 is suggested for sterilization.Optional: Industrial PLC Control Center, Optional: Injection Kit for Concentrated Disinfectants; Optional: Hose / Nozzle Kit. No Air Quality Instruments suggested even though H2O2 is suggested for sterilization.Key Fog Vertical/Horizontal Accessories, air quality Measuring Instruments, 40 gallons sterilant included in QuoteKey Vertical Fogger Accessories, air quality Measuring Instruments, 4 gallons sterilant included in QuoteAdditional Actril Sterilant in 4 gallon increments
Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), 4 gallons @ 7% concentration is provided. H2O2 reduces to Hydrogen and Oxygen. Unknown what the H2O2 is mixed with, TAP or Distilled Water.Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), 4 gallons @ 7% concentration is provided. H2O2 reduces to Hydrogen and Oxygen. Unknown what the H2O2 is mixed with, TAP or Distilled WaterMinncare's raw materials are EPA Registered and when decomposing, the sterilant reduces down to oxygen, hydrogen and a form of vinegar.Minncare's raw materials are EPA Registered and when decomposing, the sterilant reduces down to oxygen, hydrogen and a form of vinegar.Actril’s raw materials are not listed as carcinogenic or mutanagenic, does not produce toxic vapors, is safe for the environment, is completely biodegradable, decomposes to oxygen, water, and acetic acid (form of vinegar).