Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Effectiveness of CleanCoat™ (4)

  1. Which bacteria, viruses and molds have been tested using CleanCoat™ as a biocide?

Anano Sphere has an on-going policy of continued testing as new strains of microbes mutate and appear.

CleanCoat™ has been tested and shown to have a biocidal effect on the following microbes:

  • Bacteria (gram +ve): Staphylococcus aureus, Bacteria subtilis, Bacteria cereus.
  • Bacteria (gram -ve): Pseudonomas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhii, Shigella.
  • Mold: Candida Albicans, Aspergillus niger.
  • Virus: Enterovirus 71, Influenza A H1N1.

  2. Does CleanCoat™ work against all bacteria, viruses and molds?

There are so many different types of bacteria, viruses and molds that the honest answer is: "We don't know yet."

However, there are two major types of bacteria, and we know that CleanCoat™ works exceptionally well against "Gram Positive Bacteria" such as S. aureus, B. subtilis and B. cereus.

CleanCoat™ is also effective against "Gram Negative Bacteria"  such as E. coli, P. aureginosa and Shigella, but works a little slower as they have a different type of cell membrane which is a little tougher to penetrate than gram positive bacteria.

  3. Is CleanCoat™ effective against odors?

When exposed to light (ordinary or UV), the CleanCoat™ coating will create radical oxidants that decompose the substances which are creating the odor. The principal difference between TiO2 and other odor-absorbing substances, including activated carbons, is that TiO2 will continue this deodorizing/disinfecting function indefinitely. Other odor-adsorbing substances are consumed as they work, and so must be repeatedly replaced.

CleanCoat™ coatings will destroy odors from tobacco, formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, urine, fecal odor, gasoline, and many other hydrocarbon molecules in the environment.

Fabrics treated with the CleanCoat™ coating will not retain odors. Car interiors treated with it, even when subjected to second-hand smoke for prolonged periods of time, will not retain tobacco odor.

  4. Does CleanCoat™ remove cigarette odors from tar and nicotine that have penetrated surfaces?

Yes. If a surface contaminated with second-hand smoke is treated with the CleanCoat™ coating, the odor will soon disappear. However, the discoloration caused by second-hand smoke does not disappear.

It is therefore advisable to first clean smoke contaminated surfaces that show discoloration before treatment.