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How To Safely Reopen Your School

According to the EPA, “Electrostatic spraying has drawn increased interest through the public health emergency because of the need to disinfect large indoor spaces (e.g., schools, offices, businesses) or areas with many surfaces.”

Schools around the country use EMist TruElectrostatic™ Disinfectant Sprayers to disinfect large areas on a more frequent basis.

Unlike conventional spraying methods using spray bottles and wipes, TruElectrostatic sprayers apply a positive charge to liquid disinfectants as they pass through the nozzle. The positively charged disinfectant is attracted to negatively charged surfaces, which allows for better coverage, reduced labor costs, and less chemical waste.

“With the EMist system, we can disinfect a room in about two minutes and the entire campus within
two hours.” – Andrea Vela, SAISD Custodial Supervisor

The use of EMist TruElectrostatic Disinfectant Sprayers can aid in the safe reopening and operating of schools. 

Decrease in Labor Costs

Decrease in Chemical Costs

Faster Application


Six Reasons Why Schools Choose EMist:

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1. TruTechnology: EPIX Charge Detect Technology

The electrostatic sprayer continuously detects the polarity of the user and the equipment and adjusts automatically so that grounding is never an issue. The discharged droplets wrap around surfaces. This wraparound effect creates an even, consistent and comprehensive coverage of chemical, reduces chemical use, and provides superior results.

2. TruConfidence: Patented. Proven. Trusted.

When you’re dealing with deadly pathogens, you want to make sure that the company you’re buying equipment from is reputable, experienced, and trusted. EMist systems are patented, used during the 2014 Ebola crisis, and developed by electrostatic industry veteran Mike Sides, who frequently works with the DOD, Naval Entomology Center of Excellence, USDA, and WHO.

3. TruCharge: Best Performance

Electrostatic sprayer polarity matters. Most environmental surfaces have a negative or neutral charge (the earth itself is negative). Per the EPA, electrostatic sprayers should impart a positive charge so that the positively charged disinfectant droplets are attracted to targeted negative or neutral surfaces. Positively charged droplets increase droplet adhesion and wrap reducing chemical and labor costs.

4. TruDesign: Safer Operation

When spraying big areas, big buildings, or tight spaces, a cordless sprayer allows you to maneuver and move about freely. EMist sprayers are ergonomic, lightweight, and cordless. That means you can take the sprayer to where the work needs to be done rather than relying on wall outlets at the work site. Portability is a clear advantage for any user who needs to go where the work is to get the job done right.

5. TruAssurance: User Safety

Per the EPA, median droplet size should be greater than 40 microns. Droplets must be large enough to resist evaporation and drift but small enough that the droplets can change their trajectory when it comes close to a target. Most sprayers produce droplets of < 40 microns making them highly drift prone and increasing user inhalation concerns. EMist droplet size is 75 microns.

6. TruCost: Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Based on the need to disinfect large areas, manual application of disinfectants is a thing of the past. Electrostatic application is the new normal. Customers who use our systems typically see 25% to 45% labor savings and 35% to 50% chemical savings. Competitively priced, advanced and patented electrostatic technology, and proven performance provide an overall lower total cost of ownership.

TruElectrostatic EX-7000 Backpack Disinfectant Sprayer

Model Number EX70BPBD01
TruElectrostatic™ Yes
Weight (loaded) 14.9 lbs (6.8 KG)
Weight (empty) 8.1 lbs (3.7 KG)
Weight (shipping) 15.8 lbs (7.2 KG)
High-touch coverage 44,300 high-touch sq. ft.
Tank Capacity 0.82 Gal / 3.1 Liters
Cordless Yes
Polarity Bipolar (+ and -)
Grounding Not required
Droplet Size 75 microns
Spray Distance 24-36”
Dimensions 18.5” X 9.5” X 6.25”
Chemical Any Water-Soluable
Battery(s) 14.4 V Lithium Ion (2)
Charger 14.4V
Battery Life 2 hours continuous
Warranty 1-Year
Complete System Includes: Backpack, Tank, Sprayer, Harness, 2 Batteries, Charger, Training Toolkit and 1-Year Warranty
Certification Course Available – Health-e Online 5-Module Course

TruElectrostatic EPIX360 Handheld Disinfectant Sprayer

Model Number EPIX360-HH
TruElectrostatic™ Yes
Weight (loaded) 3.0 lbs (1.36 KG)
Weight (empty) 2.45 lbs (1.11 KG)
Weight (shipping) 16.45 lbs (7.46 KG)
High-touch coverage 4,000 high-touch sq.ft.
Tank Capacity 8.oz (236.59 ml)
Cordless Yes
Polarity Bipolar (+ and -)
Grounding Not required
Droplet Size 75 microns
Spray Distance 24-36”
Dimensions 13” X 8.5” X 3.5”
Chemical Any Water-Soluable
Battery(s) 14.4 V Lithium Ion (2)
Charger 14.4V
Battery Life 20 Tanks on single charge
Warranty 1-Year
Complete System Includes: Sprayer, Tank, 2 Batteries, Charger, Carrying Case, Training Toolkit and 1-Year Warranty
Certification Course Available – Health-e Online 5-Module Course
EMist EPIX360 TruElectrostatic™ Disinfectant Sprayer with EPIX Charge Detect™ Technology

Education Industry

“With the EMist® system, we can disinfect a room in about two minutes and the entire campus within two hours.”

-Andrea Vela, SAISD custodial supervisor

Schools: Planning and Responding to COVID-19

As schools reopen, facility managers are doing their best to provide safer, healthier environments. The following guidance is for K-12 school administrators who are preparing for students, teachers, and staff to return to school in fall 2020.


It is critical that all administrators:

Maintain healthy environments (e.g., cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces).

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (e.g., playground equipment, door handles, sink handles, drinking fountains) within the school and on school buses at least daily or between use as much as possible. Use of shared objects (e.g., gym or physical education equipment, art supplies, toys, games) should be limited when possible, or cleaned between use.
  • If transport vehicles (e.g., buses) are used by the school, drivers should practice all safety actions and protocols as indicated for other staff (e.g., hand hygiene, cloth face coverings).
  • Develop a schedule for increased, routine cleaning and disinfection.
  • Ensure safe and correct use and storage of cleaning and disinfection products, including storing products securely away from children. Use products that meet EPA disinfection criteria.
  • Cleaning products should not be used near children, and staff should ensure that there is adequate ventilation when using these products to prevent children or themselves from inhaling toxic fumes.

Education Statistics

There are more than 10 million germs on an average desk, harboring 400 times more bacteria than an average toilet seat. Influenza (flu), rhinovirus (common cold), and norovirus (vomiting/diarrhea, stomach flu) are commonly found in schools, easily transmitted, and lead to significant loss of school funding.


According to the CDC, disinfecting athletic facilities is a critical step in preventing the spread of infectious and potentially deadly germs like MRSA.

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TruElectrostatic for TruDisinfection.

Our EMist® system applies disinfectant solutions with its patented technology to surfaces using electrostatic induction charging. The liquid droplets are positively charged by the spray system which is then driven to the surface target area in a consistent manner allowing for comprehensive uniform coverage. Simply put, our technology applies more evenly, sticks to surfaces like a magnet, and reduces waste drastically.

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