Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) and its SteraMist™ platform were developed in conjunction with DARPA and Titan to respond to the threat of weaponized anthrax attacks following 09.11.2001.
Binary Ionization Technology® is a patented two-step process that activates and ionizes a 7.8% hydrogen peroxide solution. The fine mist created by this process is called AIHP. The AIHP fog contains a high concentration of ROS, consisting mostly of hydroxyl radicals. These radicals damage pathogenic organisms through oxidization of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. This oxidization leads to cellular disruption and/or dysfunction and allows for disinfection/decontamination in targeted areas and large spaces.
TOMI™ Environmental Solutions’ testing has confirmed the applicability and effectiveness of the SteraMist™ BIT™ system on a variety of infectious pathogens, resulting in EPA registration of Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) for use as a hospital-healthcare disinfectant as a combination solution and application technology. (EPA registration# 90150-2).