Science in Detail
Byotrol is a series of patented technologies that involves a non-chemical combination (sequestration) to an inert polymer (the backbone) of a selection of chosen biocides or active agents.
This combination creates a thermally and chemically stable species that exists as a colloidal micelle in aqueous solutions. Byotrol is not a new chemical or compound but a structured combination of existing and well-known ingredients combined together in a new way that makes them much more effective. This means it’s based on materials which are tried, trusted and have already received regulatory approval.
The polymer is typically hydrophobic in nature and preferentially adheres (affixes) the Byotrol molecule to hard surfaces and organic materials. This adherent/hydrophobic quality also makes the biocides water resistant. All of this means the biocides remain in place and effective for longer. In turn this creates an incredibly hostile environment for microbes and a long-lasting residual anti microbial action. (It lasts for 7 days even on stainless steel and glass).
The effect of this structure means Byotrol delivers significant multiplier effects on performance improvement to the biocides. Less does even more, as a result of the molecular Byotrol structure and longevity of action. This leads to considerable ecotox and toxilogical advantages.
The Byotrol technology creates a structure that delivers both physical and chemical control of microbes. The physical force creates a stress on the microbes and is generated by a steep surface energy gradient created between the polymer and biocides. This action relies on harnessing surface tension which increases as size decreases, and so is highly effective at targeting the small size of micro-organisms, but is has no measurable effect on larger organisms.
Byotrol also provides performance improvements in suspension tests (for example in water it is typically a hundred times more powerful (2 log improvement) than bleach. With regular use upon a surface the Byotrol structure establishes a monolayer that also has a dirt repellent “Stay clean” effect.