1.Ozone CPAP Cleaner FAQ.s
(Q) How does Rescomf CPAP cleaner clean your CPAP machine?
Activated Oxygen also known as ‘Ozone’ is a natural molecule that is formed when a third atom of oxygen is introduced into the common oxygen molecule that we are familiar with. This molecule becomes “super-charged”, which has the ability to oxidize bacteria, viruses, and odors. Ozone essentially reverts back to oxygen after it is formed in the generator and dispersed in a room, making it a very environmentally friendly oxidant.
(Q) How to use Rescomf to disinfect your Machine & Mask?
For machine: 1. Charge your Rescomf device 2. Remove the 6 ft (1.8 m) tube from your mask and connect it with Rescomf on the Tubing Port. 3. Do not power your machine. 4. Press the On/Off button on Rescomf and it will start disinfecting your cpap. 5. Rescomf will Auto Shut Off once it completes (approximately 35 mins) 6. Do not use your machine for the next 2 hours after disinfection.
(Q) What is activated oxygen?
Activated oxygen also known as ozone, or O3 is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as: 1. a form of oxygen that is found in a layer high in the earth’s atmosphere. 2. fresh healthy air especially near the sea.
Activated oxygen is a three atom oxygen molecule. This three atom molecule is a colorless gas with powerful oxidizing properties, formed from oxygen by electrical discharges or ultraviolet light. It differs from normal oxygen (O2) but over time or with forced filtration, will break back down to normal oxygen (O2) that we breathe.
Many become confused over the term ozone. There is good ozone and there is bad ozone. Most commonly used is bad ozone which is linked to high ozone alerts or smog alerts in certain areas of the world. This kind of ozone is mixed with toxic gases that can be breathed in. Good ozone is found in our upper atmosphere or you may smell the essence of ozone after a thunderstorm.
Activated oxygen (ozone) is known as one of the best and most effective means to natural disinfection. This process is commonly used in array of applications such as public water filtration, fruit and vegetable handling, hotel housekeeping, and hospital disinfection.
(Q) How does the produce activated oxygen? Do I have to buy supplies for it?
The produces the activated oxygen. Regular oxygen from the air is taken in and converted to activated oxygen for the sanitizing/cleaning process. The filter in the chamber converts it back to regular oxygen, O2, before it exits the chamber.
(Q) Is ozone/activated oxygen really safe?
Activated oxygen, also called ozone or O3 occurs in nature. It is produced and used commercially in applications for sanitizing produce, waste and drinking water. The cleanr is designed to keep the activated oxygen enclosed in your CPAP equipment and the secure chamber. And, when the sanitizing process is complete, the ozone turns back into regular oxygen.
(Q) Why do I smell ozone in my mask at night when the unit ran in the morning?
What you smell is not ozone, the equipment is being oxidized and that is what you smell, it is completely safe. Some suggestions to lessen the smell: 1) Make sure you use the pre-wash. 2) Increase the cleaning time to 12 minutes for a few weeks, then decrease to 7 minutes. 3) Blow air from your CPAP through your mask for 5 minutes before using it. 4) Do not use fragrance wipes or any fragrance products to clean you CPAP equipment as this will intensify the smell.
(Q) You are using ozone as a disinfectant, will it harm my mask or hose?
Acrylics, polycarbonate and silicone, which are the primary materials of masks and reservoirs, are completely compatible with activated oxygen and have stood up to the use of the cleaner.
2.UV CPAP Cleaner FAQ.s
(Q) Are there any supplies that need to be reordered?
No. The Stericpap requires no replacement supplies whatsoever. The Stericpap relies on a special germicidal UV-C bulb that is rated for 9,000 hours. Considering that the Stericpap cycle is only 10 minutes, daily use of the device would require a total of 5.5 hours. In other words, the light source in the Stericpap should easily outlast the life of the device and should not require changing. In the event, the bulb is damaged replacement bulbs are available.
(Q) How do I use the Stericpap Cleaner?
The Stercpap is a single button device. It really could not be any easier. First wipe the inside of your mask and cushion with a wipe to remove any physical residue. If disinfecting your humidifier water chamber, open the chamber and place in the drawer face up. If disinfecting your mask, lay your mask in the drawer face up. Close the drawer and press the button. In 10 minutes the cycle is complete and your mask and water chamber are ready for use. Because UV-C disinfection involves light waves, it operates in “line of sight” fashion, only irradiating surfaces within its sightlines. If there is heightened need for disinfection, the mask can be disassembled or a second cycle used after flipping the object over. For general daily use, only one cycle is necessary.
(Q) How does Stericpap cleaner work?
Stericpap works by emitting high energy light within a narrow spectrum referred to as UV-C. The Stericpap relies on a high-quality germicidal lamp designed to produce the highest amounts of UV radiation – where 90% of energy is generated around 254nm. This radiation is very close to the peak of the germicidal effectiveness curve of 265nm, the most lethal wave to microorganisms. The dose of UV-C emitted in one 10 minute cycle is sufficient to kill most bacteria and mold on a surface. The use of UV-C is environmentally friendly, leaves no residue or toxic gases or chemicals. UV-C systems are currently in use to disinfect ambulances, emergency service vehicles, and other high touch areas.
(Q) Which accessories does the stericpap disinfect?
The stericpap will disinfect any item that can fit in the drawer. It is designed to handle most CPAP masks, hoses and water chambers. The stericpap is also useful for disinfecting any personal items that fit, including cell phones, hearing aids, oral appliances, etc.
(Q) Will stericpap damage my CPAP mask or accessories?
No. While long exposure times to UVC can weaken plastics and silicone, the stericpap cycle time is only 10 minutes. One year of daily use amounts to 60 hours of actual exposure time. In accelerated aging tests, it has validated no damage to plastics or silicone in over 150 hours of testing, roughly equivalent to 5 years of daily use.
3.Ultrasonic CPAP Cleaner FAQ.s
(Q) What Is An Ultrasonic CPAP Cleaner?
Ultrasonic technology comes as a result of ultrasound, an oscillating sound pressure wave that operates at a frequency beyond the human range of hearing.
In water, these powerful waves produce a process called cavitation which creates bubbles that do the cleaning. This technology has been used for years in medical and industrial applications
An Ultrasonic CPAP Cleaner Is a Microprocessor Controlled Device. The Powerful Internal Sensors Enhance The Ultrasonic Power And Provide Excellent Cleaning Results.
Clean CPAP Mask And CPAP Tubing By Applying Ultrasonic Or High-Frequency Sound Waves. Particularly Suitable For Cleaning CPAP Mask And Other Optical Components,Watches, Dental And Surgical Instruments, Tools, Coins, Etc.
(Q) What is Ultrasonic Cleaning?
In a process termed “cavitation”, micron-size bubbles form and grow due to alternating positive and negative pressure waves in a solution. The bubbles subjected to these alternating pressure waves continue to grow until they reach resonant size. Just prior to the bubble implosion, there is a tremendous amount of energy stored inside the bubble itself. Temperature inside a cavitating bubble can be extremely high, with pressures up to 500 atm. The implosion event, when it occurs near a hard surface, changes the bubble into a suction jet about one-tenth the bubble size, which travels at speeds up to 400 km/hr away from the hard surface. With the combination of pressure, temperature, and velocity, the jet frees contaminants from their bonds with the substrate. Because of the inherently small size of the jet and the relatively large energy, ultrasonic cleaning has the ability to reach into small crevices and remove entrapped soils very effectively.
(Q) Does it really work?
Yes, it really does. Ultrasonic technology has been used for years in medical and industrial applications and has proven to provide unparalleled cleaning results.
(Q) How do I ``Degas`` my ultrasonic Cleaner?
Once filled with water the ultrasonics should be left operating for a few minutes so that excess air is driven from the liquid. Tiny bubbles will be seen to rise to the surface but this is gaseous cavitation and not suitable for cleaning. At the end of the de-gasing period, a hissing sound and a churning of the liquid surface (cold boiling) should occur indicating vaporous cavitation.
At this point switch off the ultrasonics add chemical as required and repeat this cycle. Once cold boiling returns the liquid is now in the correct mode for ultrasonic cleaning.
(Q) How do I get the best ultrasonic cleaning?
There are many considerations important to ultrasonic cleaning. Optimising these variables will produce the best cleaning. The most important decisions to be made are choosing the proper cleaning solution, cleaning at the right temperature for the correct amount of time, and choosing the right size and type of ultrasonic cleaner.
(Q) Is a special solution required for cleaning?
Soils adhere to the parts… if they didn’t, the soil would just fall off the parts! The purpose of the solution is to break the bonds between parts and their soils. Water alone has no cleaning properties. The primary purpose of the ultrasonic activity (cavitation) is to assist the solution in doing its job. An ultrasonic cleaning solution contains various ingredients designed to optimise the ultrasonic cleaning process. For example, increased cavitation levels result from reduced fluid surface tension. An ultrasonic solution will contain a good wetting agent or surfactant.
(Q) What cleaning solution should I use?
Modern ultrasonic cleaning solutions are compounded from a variety of detergents, wetting agents and other reactive components. A large variety of excellent formulations are available, designed for specific applications. Proper selection is crucial for acceptable cleaning activity and to preclude undesirable reactivity with the part being cleaned.
(Q) Can ultrasonic cleaning damage my parts?
With certain cautions, ultrasonic cleaning is considered safe for most parts. While the effects of thousands of implosions per second is very powerful, the cleaning process is safe since the energy is localized at the microscopic level. The most important cautionary consideration is the choice of cleaning solution. Potentially adverse effects of the detergent on the material being cleaned will be enhanced by the ultrasonics.
(Q) What is the length of cleaning time?
Cleaning time will vary, depending on such things as soil, solution, temperature and the degree of cleanliness desired. Highly visible removal of soils should start almost immediately after the ultrasonic cleaning action begins. Cleaning time adjustment is the easiest (and most often misapplied) factor used to compensate for process variables. Although new application cycle duration can be approximated by an experienced operator, it usually must be validated by actual use with the chosen solution and the actual soiled parts.
(Q) What is the purpose of the unit heater?
The primary purpose of the unit heater is to maintain a solution temperature between cleaning cycles. The tremendous energy released by cavitation will generate the heat for cleaning.
(Q) Why must baskets be used?
Items being cleaned should never be placed directly on the tank bottom. Transducers (which produce the ultrasound) are sometimes bonded to the bottom of the tank. Items resting directly on the tank bottom can damage the transducers and/or reduce cavitation. Additionally, a tray or beaker will position the item within the optimal cleaning zone of the tank. The tray or beaker will also hold the load together and allow for easy, no-touch removal, draining and transport of the items to the next step in the cleaning process.
(Q) What is the optimum cleaning temperature?
Heat usually enhances and speeds up the cleaning process, and most detergent solutions are designed to work best at an elevated temperature. The best way to find the optimum temperature, which will give you the fastest, cleanest and safest results, is to run tests. Usually, the best results are within the 50°C to 75°C range.