FAQS

 

Who is Decon7 Systems, LLC?

The Decon7 team consists of seasoned executives and advisors in chemical engineering, product development, finance, and sales. We were brought together to commercialize the world's most effective decontaminant and disinfectant.

What is D7™?

D7™ is a proprietary blend of ordinary household substances, such as those found in hair conditioner and laundry detergent, that neutralize both chemical and biological agents.

It consists of up to three components:

Part 1: A surfactant (Quaternary Ammonium Compound)

Part 2: An oxidizer (Hydrogen Peroxide)

Part 3: An optional accelerator (Diacetin)

Once blended, the solution becomes a ‘hunter’ for bacteria and viruses, with the surfactant wetting out and ‘surrounding’ the target microbial with positively charged micelles, which draw the negatively charged oxidizing species directly to their target. When it is applied, D7™ draws the contamination into the liquid where the hazard is chemically altered, rendering the contamination harmless.

What is a log kill?

When products are tested for their ability to kill germs, bacteria and viruses, the terms “log kill” or “log reduction” are used to describe their effectiveness.

Where and by whom has D7™ been tested?

D7™ has been successfully tested by the U.S. Military and a host of other accredited testing institutions on a number of live and simulated Chemical and Biological warfare agents. The testing facilities include:

  • ABC Laboratories Biodegradation Test
  • Battelle Research Institute
  • Central Command Urgent Needs Requirement Testing (Live Agent)
  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (Live Agent)
  • Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) (Live Agent)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Live Agent)
  • IIT Research Institute (Live Agent)
  • Kansas State University (Live Agent)
  • Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) (Live Agent)
  • Microbiotest Laboratories (Live Agent)
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center (NAVSEA Dahlgren Division)
  • Rice University
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Soldier Biological and Chemical Command (SBCCOM)
  • TNO Prins ( Netherlands ) (Live Agent)
  • Vizon SciTec
  • West Desert Test Center (Dugway Proving Ground)

Why use D7™ solution instead of chlorine or bleach?

While chlorine and bleach solutions will neutralize many biological and chemical agents, the run off is still hazardous, and the product itself is highly corrosive. Once applied and cleaned, the run off must be contained and disposed of in accordance with EPA regulations.

How is D7™ sold?

D7™ is distributed by Decon7 Systems, LLC and several authorized global distributors. It is available in a variety of packaging configurations.

Is it safe to use in decontamination showers?

No. Decon7 Systems does not recommend using D7 for human skin decontamination. Although it is environmentally friendly, it can be harmful to mucus membranes and the respiratory tract if the vapors are inhaled.

What precautions should be taken when using D7™?

D7™ is a skin and mucus membrane irritant. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. We recommend the user wear protective eyewear (goggles, face shields or safety glasses), protective clothing and waterproof gloves. D7™ is harmful if swallowed. The vapors may cause respiratory irritation. When contamination is discovered in a confined area, the use of a mask or pesticide respirator is recommended. If ingested, contact a poison control center. D7™ will not damage or stain most fabrics and is safe to use on most surfaces.

How do you apply D7™?

D7™ can be applied through foaming apparatus, low-pressure sprayers, mopping, and soaking systems.

On which surfaces can I use D7™? What has it been tested on?

D7™ is safe for application on glass, laminated surfaces, metal, stainless steel, glazed porcelain, glazed ceramic, sealed granite,
sealed marble, plastic, (such as polycarbonate, polyvinylchloride, polystyrene or polypropylene),
sealed limestone, sealed slate, sealed stone, sealed terra cotta, sealed terrazzo, chrome, Plexiglas®, vanity tops.

How do you know that there is a complete kill or neutralization of an agent?

The only way to determine that the contamination is neutralized is to conduct sampling operations. This procedure requires trained personnel in sampling techniques. A laboratory with a trained staff must analyze biological samples to verify the results.

What is the effect on D7™ in extreme temperatures?

D7™ will freeze at 32° Fahrenheit (0 Celsius), and it's boiling point is 200° Fahrenheit (93 Celsius). D7™ will begin to degrade at a higher rate when subjected to temperatures in excess of 120° Fahrenheit (49 Celsius). When the three components are mixed, the freezing point of D7™ solution remains the same at 32° Fahrenheit (0 Celsius). Decon7 Systems recommends storing D7™ solution components in a cool dry environment protected from direct sunlight or UV light.

How is D7™ environmentally safe?

D7™ solution is a blend that includes ordinary household substances such as those found in hair conditioner and laundry detergent.

Has D7™ been used on turnout gear?

Yes! And with a final pH level of 9.6, D7™ meets NFPA 1851 requirements and has been tested per NFPA 1971 standards.

Why buy D7™?

D7™ provides responsible protection in an emergency situation. D7 is a proven disinfectant and cleaner. D7™ gives users the confidence that the hazard is neutralized and no longer a potential threat.