Virkon™ is a disinfectant, possessing wide spectrum virucidal, bactericidal and fungicidal activity. The effectiveness of Virkon™ is further enhanced by its excellent detergent properties, so that clean disease-free surfaces can be achieved. Virkon™ is unique in its composition. Its activity is based on a buffered synergized acid peroxygen system containing a high percentage of surfactant. Virkon™ can be used on all surfaces and in all situations. Once diluted in a 1% solution, Virkon™ is of low toxicity, non-tainting, and non-irritant. Because of its high detergency and mode of action, Virkon™ can be used in an exceptional variety of situations for effective cleaning and virucidal disinfection in a single operation. Virkon™ can be applied manually or through all types of cleaning and spraying equipment. Readily soluble in lukewarm water giving a clear pink solution. Virkon™ consists mainly of inorganic salts.
|Potassium monopersulfate||21.4% W/W|
Directions For Use
In agricultural buildings: animals must be removed from the premise during disinfection. In food processing plants: for food contact surfaces, rinse thoroughly with potable water after disinfection.
1. FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTION OF SURFACES AND EQUIPMENT:
In agricultural buildings
Remove all animals from premises. Remove all litter and manure from floors, walls, and other surfaces of barns and equipment. Brush and blow dust from fans, motors, louvers and electrical equipment.
For terminal cleaning and disinfection, saturate all surfaces with a 1% w/v solution of Virkon™, using a pressure washer or a fogger. Virkon™ should remain in contact with the surface to be disinfected for at least 10 minutes. Scrub heavily soiled utensils and soak in a 1% w/v solution of Virkon™ for 10 minutes (do not exceed 30 minutes for metal objects).
In veterinary hospitals
Remove heavy soil deposits then thoroughly wet surfaces to be disinfected with a 1% w/v solution of Virkon™, using a mop, sponge or cloth, as well as by spraying. A minimum contact time of 10 minutes is required. For laboratory equipment and bowls, scrub heavily soiled utensils and soak in a 1% w/v solution of Virkon™ for a minimum of 10 minutes (do not exceed 30 minutes for metal objects).
IMPORTANT NOTE: In animal premises where there has been a disease outbreak and/or the mortality/morbidity rates are higher than normal and the causative agent has been determined by a pathology laboratory to be one of those listed in Table 1, the contact time/dilution rate indicated should be used.
In food processing plants
Remove all debris and other deposits from surfaces. Then, thoroughly wet surfaces to be disinfected with a 1% w/v solution of Virkon™, using a mop, sponge or cloth, as well as by spraying. A minimum contact time of 10 minutes is required. For food contact surfaces, rinse thoroughly with potable water after treatment with Virkon™.
For a complete listing of microorganisms against which Virkon™ is effective, refer to the Efficacy Charts 2, 3, and 4.
2. FOR AERIAL DISINFECTION:
To replace dangerous and ineffective formalin fumigation in empty farm buildings and veterinary hospitals. Shutdown the ventilation system during the disinfection. Use a mechanical fogging machine as part of terminal disinfection routine with a 1% w/v solution of Virkon™. Apply at a rate of one litre of solution per 100 m3 with particle size not exceeding 70 microns in order to get a minimal contact time of 10 minutes with microorganisms in the air. Leave the room during the fogging. Users and animals may re-enter the treated area once the fog has dispersed. No rinsing is required after fogging.
3. SANITIZING DRINKING WATER SYSTEM:
For sanitizing drinking water system at terminal clean out, use a 1.0% w/v solution of Virkon™. Dose header tank and drain system. Wait at least 10 minutes before draining again.
|Dilution rate required (w/v)||Quantity of disinfectant solution required|
|Quantity of Virkon™ required|
|30 g||20 g||10 g||5 g||2 g||1 Litre|
|150 g||100 g||50 g||25 g||10 g||5 Litres|
|300 g||200 g||100 g||50 g||20 g||10 Litres|
|750 g||500 g||250 g||125 g||50 g||25 Litres|
1) Select the quantity of disinfectant solution required.
2) Choose appropriate dilution rate.
3) Measure out the amount of Virkon™ indicated using the graduated measuring scoop provided.
4) Add Virkon™ to warm water and stir.
There is a 20% loss of activity of 1% solutions of Virkon™ after 14 days in 350 ppm hard water.
Store between 15°C and 25°C in a dry place in tightly sealed containers.
1) Rinse the emptied container thoroughly and add the rinsings to treatment site.
2) Follow provincial instructions for any required additional cleaning of the container prior to its disposal.
3) Make the empty container unsuitable for further use.
4) Dispose of the container in accordance with provincial requirements.
5) For information on the disposal of unused, unwanted product and the cleanup of spills, contact the Provincial Regulatory Agency or the Manufacturer.
Keep out of reach of children. Powder irritating to eyes, skin and mucous membranes. May be harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Do not get powder in eyes. Avoid contact of powder with skin. Handle in such a way as to minimize dust release. Do not mix with other chemicals. When mixing the solution, wear goggles, chemical-resistant gloves, and a mask. It is recommended that workers wear overalls, goggles and a mask when applying Virkon™ solution with a hand-held fogger or a pressure washer.
Eyes: Irrigate with plenty of water.
Skin: When in powder, remove contaminated clothing. Wash with soap and water. Not hazardous when in solution.
Ingestion: When in powder, wash mouth with plenty of water. Drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice. If in solution, rinse mouth out with water.
Inhalation: When in powder, if symptoms of coughing, choking, wheezing are troublesome, remove to fresh air and seek medical advice.