FAQs

Who is Decon7 Systems, LLC?

The Decon7 team consists of a diverse team with experience in chemical engineering, product development, business, finance, and sales. We were brought together to commercialize the world’s most effective decontaminant and disinfectant. Our D7 Defense team consists entirely of veteran military and first responders.

What is D7™?

D7™ is a proprietary blend of ordinary household substances, such as those found in hair conditioner and laundry detergent, that neutralize both chemical and biological agents. It consists of up to three components:

Part 1: A surfactant (Quaternary Ammonium Compound)
Part 2: An oxidizer (Hydrogen Peroxide)
Part 3: An optional accelerator (Diacetin)

Once blended, the solution becomes a ‘hunter’ for bacteria and viruses, with the surfactant wetting out and ‘surrounding’ the target microbial with positively charged micelles, which draw the negatively charged oxidizing species directly to their target.  When it is applied, D7™ draws the contamination into the liquid where the hazard is chemically altered, rendering the contamination harmless.

What is a log kill?

When products are tested for their ability to kill germs, bacteria and viruses, the terms “log kill” or “log reduction” are used to describe their effectiveness.

Where and by whom has D7™ been tested?

D7™ has been successfully tested by the U.S. Military and a host of other accredited testing institutions on a number of live and simulated Chemical and Biological warfare agents.  The testing facilities include:

·       ABC Laboratories Biodegradation Test
·       Battelle Research Institute
·       Central Command Urgent Needs Requirement Testing (Live Agent)
·       The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (Live Agent)
·       Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) (Live Agent)
·       Environmental Protection Agency (Live Agent)
·       IIT Research Institute (Live Agent)
·       Kansas State University (Live Agent)
·       Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) (Live Agent)
·       MRI Global (Fentanyl)
·       Microbiotest Laboratories (Live Agent)
·       Naval Surface Warfare Center (NAVSEA Dahlgren Division)
·       Rice University
·       Sandia National Laboratories
·       Soldier Biological and Chemical Command (SBCCOM)
·       TNO Prins (Netherlands) (Live Agent)
·       University of Arizona
·       University of Arkansas
·       University of California Davis
·       Vizon SciTec
·       West Desert Test Center (Dugway Proving Ground)

Why use D7™ solution instead of chlorine or bleach?

While chlorine and bleach solutions will neutralize many biological and chemical agents, the run-off and some degradation products are still hazardous, and chlorinated bleaches are themselves highly corrosive and toxic. Additionally, unlike chlorine or bleach, D7 adheres to horizontal and vertical surfaces and provides users a visual indicator as to where D7 has been applied.

How is D7™ sold?

D7™ is distributed by Decon7 Systems, LLC and several authorized global distributors.  It is available in a variety of packaging configurations.”

Is it safe to use in decontamination showers?

D7 is not registered with the FDA for skin decontamination. Although it is environmentally friendly, it can irritate the mucus membranes and the respiratory tract, if the vapors are inhaled and the skin.

What precautions should be taken when using D7™?

D7™ is a skin and mucus membrane irritant. Do not get in eyes, or on skin. We recommend the user wear protective eyewear (goggles, face shields or safety glasses), protective clothing, and waterproof gloves.  D7™ is harmful if swallowed. The vapors may cause respiratory irritation.  When contamination is discovered in a confined area, the use of a mask or pesticide respirator is recommended. If ingested, contact a poison control center.  D7™ will not damage or stain most fabrics and is safe to use on most surfaces

How do you apply D7™?

D7™ can be applied through a variety of methods including foaming apparatus, low-pressure sprayers, mopping, and soaking systems.

On which surfaces can I use D7™? What has it been tested on?

D7™ is safe for application on glass, laminated surfaces, metal, stainless steel, glazed porcelain, glazed ceramic, sealed granite, sealed marble, plastic, (such as polycarbonate, polyvinylchloride, polystyrene or polypropylene), sealed limestone, sealed slate, sealed stone, sealed terra cotta, sealed terrazzo, chrome, Plexiglas®, and vanity tops.

How do you know that there is a complete kill or neutralization of an agent?

The only way to determine that the contamination is neutralized is to conduct sampling operations. This procedure requires trained personnel in sampling techniques.  A laboratory with a trained staff must analyze biological samples to verify the results.

What is the effect on D7™ in extreme temperatures?

D7™ will freeze at 32° Fahrenheit (0 Celsius), and its boiling point is 200° Fahrenheit (93 Celsius).  D7™ will begin to degrade at a higher rate when subjected to temperatures in excess of 120° Fahrenheit (49 Celsius).  When the three components are mixed, the freezing point of D7™ solution remains the same at 32° Fahrenheit (0 Celsius).  Decon7 Systems recommends storing D7™ solution components in a cool dry environment protected from direct sunlight or UV light.

How is D7™ environmentally safe?

D7™ solution is a blend that includes ordinary household substances such as those found in hair conditioner and laundry detergent.

Has D7™ been used on turnout gear?

Yes! And with a final pH level of 9.6, D7™ meets NFPA 1851 requirements and has been tested per NFPA 1971 standards. After 8 hours D7 will eventually become pH neutral.

Why buy D7™?

D7™ provides responsible protection in an emergency situation. D7 is a proven disinfectant and cleaner.  D7™ gives users the confidence that the hazard is neutralized and no longer a potential threat.

Is D7 flammable?

No

Is D7 corrosive?

We stored separately Part 1 pH 10.5-10.7, Part 2 pH 2.0-3.0, and Part 3 pH Neutral. When mixed, D7 has a pH of 9.6 and is as about as corrosive as the shampoo you put in your hair. Decontaminants with a Neutral pH require a pH adjustment above neutral when used on some chemicals, like nerve agents, in order to detoxify them. Otherwise they take hours to get these pH sensitive agents below IDLH. D7 does not have this problem and pH’ing as a base helps in detergency and cleaning of surfaces.

Is D7 effective against Fentanyl?

Yes. Please click here for infographic.