Silvicide is available in powder or solution form. It is white in color. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of this solution have made it applicable in a number of sectors. Thus, this solution is also known as a universal disinfectant for aerial fumigation and surface/ water disinfection. Even though this chemical has got multiple applications, one should be extra careful while handling it.
Hence in this topic, we will be talking about the features, compositions, applications, and side effects of the silicide solution. Besides that, we also discuss the price and the contact details for you to buy the product at a reasonable price.
Composition of silvicide
The two of the major components of the silicide solutions are stated below.
- 0.01% w/v of silver nitrate IP
- 10% w/v hydrogen peroxide IP
Activities of silvicide
Some of the activities of the silicide solutions are stated below.
- Bactericidal:- An agent that kills the bacteria
- Fungicidal:- An agent that kills the fungi
- Sporicidal:- An agent that kills the spores
- Tuberculocidal:- An agent that kills tuberculosis-causing bacteria known as the Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Applications of silvicide
The activities stated above have made the silicide applicable in a number of sectors. Some of them are stated below.
- Aerial fumigation in pharmaceuticals and hospitals ( OT, ICU, maternity house, etc.)
- Water and surface disinfection
- Treatment in tuberculosis, etc.
A certain amount of available silvicide solution is mixed with demineralized water (DM) before fogging.
- Aerial Fumigation:- 20% v/v solution of silvicide with a contact time of 30 minutes.
- Surface Disinfection:- 5% v/v solution of silvicide with a contact time of 60 minutes.
- Water Disinfection:-
|Ppm||Contact time (hrs)|
(Note:- 100 ppm = 100 ml of silvicide solution in 1000 L of distilled water
500 ppm = 500 ml of silvicide solution in 1000 L of distilled water
1000 ppm = 1000 ml of silvicide solution in 1000 L of distilled water)
The time taken by the germicides to fully disinfect surface/air/water is known as contact time. I have already stated the contact time for different places in the above paragraphs. These values are given in the literature on silvicide solutions. However, you can even wait for more than the specified contact time before you carry out your work.
The first time I opened a bottle of silvicide solution, I did not know that it would have an allergic or burning sensation to the skin. My fingers even got a whitish layer of silvicide on top of the skin layer. It even remained after washing my hand with soap water. If you need to work with the silvicide solution I strongly suggest you wear an examination or nitrile gloves. You also need to wear a disposable cap, apron, and goggles.
For most of the time, you really do not need to be highly precise with the chemical composition, amount of disinfectants used in a room, contact time, etc., due to the following reasons.
- When fogging is done, rooms will be closed and machines will be covered (if needed). There will not be any users around. Thus, there will not be any risk of an overdose of the disinfectants.
At the end of fogging, some amount of disinfectants may remain in the tank of the fogger machine, which will create an error in your estimated amount. Thus we can use an extra dose of the disinfectants.
Silvicide price in Nepal
Since I am not the supplier of the silicide solution, I will not be able to give you an exact price for the solution. Besides that, the price of the solution can keep on changing.
The price of this chemical can depend upon a number of factors. For example, the volume of solution, the order quantity, transportable, etc can alter the rate. Thus, in general, the price of the solution may approximately cost you less than Rs 1800 per liter. The solution is available in a bottle of 1 liter or in a bottle of 0.5 liters.
You may buy the solution via an online system at a higher price. However, if you are from Kathmandu, Nepal, then I suggest you purchase it from Sunrise Surgical House at a lower price. The supplier is located in Tripureswor, Kathmandu. The contact number of the supplier is 01-4101016.