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FAQ

Below are some of Cleans Stream Technologies more frequently asked FAST-ACT technology questions. If you have any other information you require, please contact us here.

 

1. What is in FAST-ACT that makes it so effective against so many chemicals?

FAST-ACT has two components – NanoActive® Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and NanoActive Magnesium Oxide (MgO) – both in powder form. Unlike commercially available versions of titanium dioxide and magnesium oxide, these materials are manufactured using unique processes that allow for greatly enhanced physical and chemical properties of the components.


2. How was FAST-ACT developed?

The technology behind FAST-ACT was developed in conjunction with the United States military and originally targeted the destruction of chemical warfare agents for soldier protection.

The product's utility rapidly expanded to also contain and neutralize a wide range of toxic chemicals enabling users to quickly respond to chemical liquid and vapour hazards with a single product.


3. How long does it take to be effective?

It depends on a number of factors, but in most cases, FAST-ACT eliminates the hazard within two minutes. Regardless of the time, there is no product of which we are aware that is as effective against so many chemicals in liquid or gaseous form with as quick of a reaction time.

With regards filtration applications, the removal rates depends on the number of air changes achieved and concentration of vapours. We offer specific solutions as required.


4. What types of containers are available?

FAST-ACT can be supplied in either pressurized cylinders (Containing 1kg, 2kg and 4 kg of powder) or unpressurized plastic containers (500g shaker and 5 kg bulk pail). The cylinders are steel with aluminum valve components and powder coated white. These are the same cylinders used in dry chemical fire extinguishers, and are pressurised to 195psi using 98% pure dry nitrogen. Decontamination mitts are also available for personal hazmat response to chemical exposure.


5. Will FAST-ACT put out a fire?

No. The formulation is specifically designed for immediate threat reduction of chemical hazards. It can assist greatly in neutralising vapours emitted from chemical fires however.

6. Are the pressurized cylinders rechargeable – or can the products be used multiple times?

Due to the nature of the FAST-ACT formulation, reactions with components in the atmosphere (carbon dioxide, water vapor, etc) can begin to degrade the products’ effectiveness after partial use. To ensure the integrity of the formulation, all packages are sealed by the manufacture under a bed of nitrogen and will remain at 100% effectiveness until the seal is broken. In the event of a partial use, please tightly close the container. There is a Cylinder Exchange Program which enables Customers to return used cylinders for replacement units at a significant discount.


7. How much FAST-ACT do you need to neutralize specific chemicals?

FAST-ACT is designed to treat a wide variety of chemical hazards. The concentration and type of chemical release will determine how much FAST-ACT is needed for effective neutralization and/or containment. A User Manual is supplied with each FAST-ACT unit outlining appropriate ratios for chemical hazard treatment. Specific white papers are available on major chemicals such as H2S, NH3 and Cl2 etc. Further specific chemicals can be reviewed at clients request.


8. What is the shelf life of FAST-ACT?

Stability testing confirms a shelf life at 5 years minimum. The product simply needs to be kept in a sealed container or cylinder. Mitts are kept in vacuum sealed foil and filters are sealed in poly bags.


9. Is FAST-ACT safe?

FAST-ACT has had rigorous testing on human immune cells as well as dermal and oral toxicity testing. Results are available if required. The particle size of FAST-ACT is approx. 5um and easily blocked by a standard 3-ply or P2 mask. It is a micron sized particle with nanomaterial properties.


10. Does FAST-ACT work in a moist environment?

The mode of action of FAST-ACT is actually enhanced in a moist environment, particularly in powder applications.


11. Is FAST-ACT soluble in water?

No. It is easily cleaned using water however. If the residue in the wash water stream is of concern, it is easily filtered.