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The DIY Guide to Diluting HydroSil

Posted by / April 8, 2020 / Categories: Uncategorized / 0 Comments

The DIY Guide to Diluting HydroSil

Here’s a quick guide for how you can dilute HydroSil at home if needed. You’ll find out how to dilute HydroSil Ultra 7.5% and HydroSil Pure 3% down to a number of helpful levels of dilution.

The three levels of dilution we’ll be focusing on are 7.5% for water purification, 3% for surface sanitising, and 1.75% because it is a concentration often used by the dental industry, in agriculture and more.

Sorry, home diluted HydroSil is no longer HACCP approved as a food-safe product.
HACCP regularly inspects our facilities to ensures we meet the regulations set by the National Health and Medical Research Council, and they only certify products that were bottled in our facility using approved materials. This includes approving our stringent method of creating the purest quality demineralised water.

What You Will Need:
– A HydroSil product that you wish to dilute. (Please read safety instructions on the bottle before you commence.)
– A funnel.
– Demineralised water, so the hydrogen peroxide is far less likely to decay in strength over time.
– An appropriate bottle or sprayer for your diluted, home diluted HydroSil. We recommend heavy duty sprayers and pump sprayers from the gardening section of your hardware store. (Regular sprayers tend to break sooner than usual, as HydroSil is a powerful oxidising agent and some plastics simply won’t last.)
– A permanent marker to ensure your bottles are correctly labelled with the new level of concentration.

Before commencing, be sure to follow the safety guidelines on your bottle of HydroSil.

Diluting HydroSil Ultra 7.5%

Diluting 7.5% to 3%
For every 1L of 7.5% add 1.5L of demineralised water.
You will end up with 2.5L of 3%.

7.5% to 1.75%
For every 1L of 7.5% add 3.29L of demineralised water.
You will end up with 4.29L of 1.75%

Diluting HydroSil Pure 3%

3% to 1.75%
For every 1L of 3% add 710mls of demineralised water.
You will end up with 1.71L of 1.75%.

Once you have finished…

Be sure to accurately label your dilution, including the level of concentration of hydrogen peroxide contained within.

Last of all it’s important to thoroughly rinse any surfaces, bottles, funnels, gloves etc and any areas where any spills may have occurred, with water.

Now you’re ready to go!

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Does HydroSil Destroy SARS-COV-2?

Posted by / March 27, 2020 / Categories: Uncategorized / Tags: , , , , / 0 Comments

Does HydroSil Destroy SARS-COV-2?

The TGA has recently ruled that no claims can be made about products destroying SARS-Cov-2 or its subsequent disease, Covid-19 without prior consent. This includes a ban on claims that are true and can be backed with peer reviewed evidence.

We are currently going through the process of gaining approval to make such claims, however until we gain approval we are unable to make any claims about our products in relation to SARS-Cov-2.

If you would like to know more information so you can make an informed decision for yourself you may find the following information useful. Once again we are not recommending or advising anyone to use our product for this purpose. Should you decide to do so you do so at your own risk.

What is in HydroSil?
HydroSil is hydrogen peroxide stabilised with trace amounts of silver.
You can see that these are the only ingredients that make up HydroSil on our MSDS sheets for each product.

What the EPA says about hydrogen peroxide and SARS-Cov-2
The EPA in the United States lists hydrogen peroxide as meeting ‘the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19’.

What the Journal of Hospital Infection says about hydrogen peroxide and SARS-Cov-2
According the recent study published in the March 2020 Journal of Hospital Infection, after analysis of 22 previous studies, there are three choices for destroying Covid-19, each requiring one minute of contact time.

  • 0.5% hydrogen peroxide
  • 62–71% ethanol
  • 0.1% sodium hypochlorite (aka domestic bleach)

If you would like to be notified should we gain TGA approval for HydroSil please email us at: info @ thenaturalenviro . co


HydroSil PURE 3% | 1 Litre

Posted by / March 14, 2020 / Categories: Uncategorized / 0 Comments

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Food Services and Cleaning

Posted by / February 23, 2019 / Categories: Home & Garden / 0 Comments

Key Applications of HydroSil PURE for Food Services and Cleaning

HydroSil PURE is the food-safe surface sanitiser that provides a deep clean that doesn’t need to be rinsed off – even when cleaning produce.

Safe for the Environment and for You

Products used to clean and disinfect the environment are designed to remove infectious contaminates; yet they must be safe to use. The ultimate goal of cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces is to create a safe environment, eliminating the spread of bacteria and spores. HydroSil PURE excels at the task, providing a food-safe surface sanitiser to the Food Services and Cleaning Industries.

Deep-cleaning Action

HydroSil PURE delivers a deep-clean that you can see in action. Upon contact with bacterial and fungal build-up, the product produces a foaming reaction. If there is a lot of build-up present, you can see particles that have been lifted by the deep-cleaning action. You may need to use a scrubbing brush or scourer to shift the dirt, then wipe it off with a damp cloth. On more porous surfaces, HydroSil PURE can soak in and even oxidises pathogens beneath the surface layer.

No Rinsing Required

After using HydroSil PURE to sanitise food-safe surfaces, you won’t have to rinse away any product residue. HydroSil PURE works without the need for detergents, and is completely sensitiser and fragrance free. In fact, you can spray HydroSil PURE onto uncooked fruits and vegetables, or even raw meat and fish, to clean them and prolong shelf-life.

Use HydroSil PURE to sanitise your cutting-boards to know they are safe and clean, without leaving any soapy disinfectant taste behind.

Safe to Use in Enclosed Spaces

HydroSil PURE is safe to use in confined spaces such as shower cubicles or cool-rooms, without worrying about inhaling toxic fumes.

If you are cleaning mould in an enclosed space however, we recommend you wear a N95/P2 disposable respirator. Standard dust masks do not protect you from microscopic spores and bacteria. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and fit the mask properly.

Broad-spectrum Cleaner Combats Mould

Mould thrives in moist conditions, especially in areas where there is little light and airflow. Breathing in, eating, drinking or touching mould can cause health problems, especially for people with asthma, sensitivities or allergies. HydroSil PURE is an effective solution to removing mould and destroying its spores. The hydrogen peroxide oxidises the mould, while the trace ions of silver helps with preventing further regrowth.

It is not recommended that you use a dry brush to abrasively clean mould from a surface. This could release spores into the air, which may cause adverse health affects and spread mould to other areas.

Directions for cleaning mould

First, spray HydroSil PURE so that it covers the surface of the area you are cleaning. Wipe the surface clean with a soft cloth, then reapply HydroSil PURE by spraying lightly again.

To prevent contaminating other surfaces, rinse the cloth out first in a full bowl of HydroSil PURE, then in a second bucket containing clean water before using the cloth to continue cleaning.

To combat the most stubborn mould, HydroSil PURE can be used in conjunction with a solution of white vinegar mixed with water-soluble clove oil. In a spray bottle, mix the vinegar 50:50 with water then add a quarter teaspoon of clove oil per litre. Spray this lightly over the surface after you have cleaned it with HydroSil PURE.

When used correctly HydroSil PURE will effectively eliminate mould from the surfaces you are cleaning, however sometimes the black spotting remain as stains on porous materials. Depending on what material it is, you may have to bleach, paint, dye or sand back and reseal to remove those deeper stains totally

It is important to note that you must change the conditions which allowed the mould to grow in the first place in order to prevent it from returning; this may involve installing better ventilation, a skylight or a dehumidifier. Repair any water leaks or issues of rising damp. Direct water away from the building and ensure your gutters and downpipes are clear.

The Seafood Industry and HydroSil PRO

Posted by / October 24, 2017 / Categories: Applications, Seafood Industry / 0 Comments

Key Benefits of Silver-Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide for the Seafood Industry: Holding Tanks, Biosecurity, Ice Sanitation, Odour Control, Cleaning In Place

 


Book a consultation by contacting Bob Scott at The Natural Enviro Co. today to learn exactly how HydroSil can be used in your commercial seafood operation.

HydroSil PRO is only available by application for commercial use.
Commercial clients must meet dangerous goods transport, storage and handling requirements.
For more info on HydroSil PRO for commercial use click here.

Holding Tanks

Posted by / October 24, 2017 / Categories: Seafood Industry / 0 Comments

Holding Tanks

  • Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide is widely trusted to purify drinking water for human and animal consumption.
  • Removes pathogens such as bacteria, parasites, fungi and algae.
  • Treat and prevent disease in fish and prawn farms without removing livestock or water from holding tanks or ponds
  • Destroys loose organic material and leaves behind no chemical residue.
  • Removes ammonia from livestock tanks and ponds without harm to livestock, workers or consumers.
  • H2O2 leaves behind only water and oxygen. HydroSil also leaves a trace amount of silver ions in amounts far lower than the maximum amount allowed for safe human and animal consumption.
  • The silver ions in HydroSil do not bioaccumulate and therefore there is no biomagnification. The silver ions do however prevent pathogens from returning keeping the water fresher, longer.
  • Oxygenates water in ponds and holding tanks, preventing stagnation.
  • Helps injured fish stock heal by gently disinfecting wounds.
  • Hydrogen peroxide is approved for use in organic food production and the silver in HydroSil is at levels so small they are considered ‘homeopathic’ by organic certification body Certified Organic Australia.
  • Silver-Stabilised Hydrogen Proxide has always been a superior alternative to products like chlorine. Thanks to our new proprietary formula, HydroSil is now more effective than ever before, finally making H2O2+Silver an economically viable option, bringing you the synergy of superiority and affordability.

Case Study: Sydney Fish Market
Mal Shelley from OzSea has been working with Erik Poole from Sydney Fish Market applying HydroSil in a number of applications including livestock tank water purification.  Not only are fish and crustaceans kept healthy, but the increased oxygen availability and reduced susceptibility to disease also means increased yield.

Biosecurity: Treating and Preventing Disease

Posted by / October 24, 2017 / Categories: Seafood Industry / 0 Comments

 

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia lists silver-stabilised hydrogen peroxide based products as an approved treatment for the following biosecurity applications:

  • Aquarium water treatment
  • Marine Pest Emergency Management including disease outbreak and prevention.
  • Aquatic Veterinary Emergency including disease outbreak and prevention.
  • Effluent treatment and decontamination
  • Cross border disease prevention during import
  • Water Recycling

Biosecurity Case Study: Prawn Park Prawn Farm, Gold Coast Queensland
Steven Parker at Prawn Park on the Gold Coast has been testing HydroSil PRO as a solution to a farm wide disease.

Chris Woodberry and I would be only too pleased to recomend your product. We refer to it as “Bobby’s Magic”. [Referring to CEO Bob Scott] – Steven Parker

Steve consulted with The Natural Enviro Co. in order to find the correct dosage and protocol for his specific application. Steve and his team at Prawn Park saw immediate results and were very happy to recommend HydroSil to others in the seafood industry.

Ice Sanitation and Odour Control

Posted by / October 24, 2017 / Categories: Seafood Industry / 0 Comments

Just as HydroSil can be used to sanitise drinking water without leaving any chemical residue, so too can it sanitise the water and equipment used in ice-making. The ice, and subsequent ice-water also remains pathogen and bacteria free for longer thanks to HydroSil’s trace amounts of silver ions.

HydroSil can also be used as a deodorising mist for fish waste storage areas. It is completely harmless to humans, but keeps the environment free of airborne bacteria and disease as well as the smell of fish waste.

Cleaning in Place: Equipment Sterilisation

Posted by / October 24, 2017 / Categories: Seafood Industry / 0 Comments

HydroSil is a powerful food-safe solution for sterilising equipment and and storage facilities. Best of all it is environmentally friendly leaving no harmful byproducts.

The Agriculture Industry and HydroSil PRO

Posted by / September 28, 2017 / Categories: Agriculture, Applications / 0 Comments

Key applications for HydroSil PRO in Agriculture:

Enhanced Seed Germination, Water Purification, Increased Yield, Pest Control, Equipment & Storage Sanitation, Increased Longevity of Harvested Produce. 

Enhanced Seed Germination

When used correctly, Hydrogen Peroxide is a safe, cost-effective and eco-friendly way of reliably increasing seed longevity, viability and vigour.

Seeds can be partially hydrated with H2O2 prior to sowing to increase germination performance, seedling growth and stress tolerance. This occurs because of communication or ‘crosstalk’ between the H2O2 signalling pathway and other signaling molecules and phytohormones; these play an integrative role in signaling the primed seed to switch between a dormant state to a metabolically active germinated state.

Livestock Drinking Water Purification

H2O2 is widely known as a premium water treatment option due to its ability to control an extremely broad spectrum of pathogens including fungi, microbes, algae and parasites. Best of all, with no chemical residue only pure water and oxygen remain, so there is no chlorine odour or taste.

Hydrogen peroxide-based products are approved for use in treating drinking water by the Australian Government, as stated in The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (2011)1.

Increased Yield and Pest Control for Plants & Livestock

Plants
Hydrogen peroxide is a germicide, fungicide and insecticide. Seedlings watered with low concentrations of H2O2 are protected against pathogens resulting in faster growth and development.2 H2O2 is effective against fungal infections such as root rot; aids in soil aeration; disinfects growing mediums; deters pests and their eggs. Sprayed onto tree cuts and watering root cuttings with H2O2 prevents infection.
Higher concentrations of H2O2 can be used to clean greenhouse irrigation systems and to control mould and mildew.

Livestock
Adding H2O2 to livestock drinking water helps protect against the spread of disease by destroying waterborne parasites, and fungal spores. There is also growing evidence to suggest that adding H2O2 to livestock drinking water is linked to increased livestock growth rates and milk production as well as a reduction in feed requirements.

H2O2 is also used in the seafood industry to treat water which still contains livestock such as fish or prawns. Aside from oxidising diseases and pathogens, it clears the water of particulates, assists in wound healing and increases oxygen levels in the water.

Equipment and Storage Sanitation
Hydrogen Peroxide can be used for equipment sanitation, providing superior disinfection without exposing personnel or the environment to toxic chemicals. H2O2 can be sprayed as a mist to neutralise odours and control airborne pathogens as well.

Increased Longevity of Harvested Produce
Spraying harvested produce, flowers and foliage with HydroSil delays spoilage so that produce remains fresher, longer. The hydrogen peroxide in HydoSil destroys the microbes living on the surface of the plant which are responsible for the breakdown of the plant material. The trace amount of silver ions left behind further delays the repopulation of these microbes, helping produce remain fresh even longer. All of these benefits from a product that is food-safe and can be sprayed on without need for rinsing.

Certified Organic Approved
Hydrogen Peroxide is listed in the National Standard for Organic Produce3 as being approved for the following uses:

  • Plant Pest Control (Appendix C)]
  • Plant Disease Control (Appendix C)
  • Livestock Pest Control (Appendix D)
  • Livestock Disease Control (Appendix D)
  • Sanitation, Storage and Handling (1.11.5 & Appendix E)
  • Minute doses of silver products are considered ‘homeopathic’ by organic certification boards. Colloidal Silver is often used (in higher doses than those found in HydroSil) in certified organic milk production to prevent infection.

Book a consultation by contacting Bob Scott at The Natural Enviro Co. today to learn exactly how HydroSil can be used in your commercial agriculture operation.

HydroSil PRO is only available by application for commercial use.
Commercial clients must meet dangerous goods transport, storage and handling requirements.
For more info on HydroSil PRO for commercial use click here.


References:
1. Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (2011) – Updated November 2016
National Health and Medical Research Council www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/publications/nhmrc_adwg_6_version_3.3_2.pdf
2. Different Modes of Hydrogen Peroxide Action During Seed Germination (2016)
Łukasz Wojtyla, Katarzyna Lechowska, Szymon Kubala, and Małgorzata Garnczarska www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740362/
3.National Standard for Organic Produce (Feb 2017)
www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/aqis/exporting/food/organic/national-standard-edition-3-6.pdf