GITASAN Bio-Decontamination Solutions

Gitasan technology provides fast and effective on-site biological decontamination and sterilization eliminating pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and mould on surfaces and in the air.


The Rainbow Gas Infusion Technology Apparatus (GITASAN) is a patented process for delivering fixed amounts of Chlorine Dioxide Gas.

GITASAN Manual (PDF 957kb)

The Rainbow GITASAN is particularly suited for the removal of mould and fungus in small buildings, or disinfection of horticultural or animal husbandry facilities. The key feature of the Rainbow GITASAN process is the use of a fixed amount of Stabilised Chlorine Dioxide solutions that are activated by a proprietary Rainbow Activator DRA2 to produce a predictable volume of Chlorine Dioxide Gas. The Rainbow GITASAN process maximises the amount of Chlorine Dioxide Gas that is kept in solution until it is released from the solution and into the air by the combination of the Rainbow micro-bubble technology and power air blowers that maximise the circulation. As a result, maximum safety is assured.

The Rainbow GITASAN system is battery or mains powered, offering a high degree of flexibility in locations. The pre-set concentrations of GITASAN Stabilised Chlorine Dioxide Solution, DRA2 Activator and the Rainbow GITASAN system are ideal for destroying mould in large rooms, homes and factories as well as horticultural and animal husbandry facilities. Chlorine Dioxide gas is a potent oxidiser and sanitising agent with a short half life which makes it ideal to remove mould, pathogens and odours while not leaving potentially harmful residues. Large concentrations of chlorine dioxide in air can cause explosions and health risk and as a result the Rainbow GITASAN process is a major contribution in offering powerful and portable sanitation and mould removal systems with relatively high levels of safety.

It is important that the operator of the Rainbow GITASAN system should be accredited to use the system, understand building codes, safety procedures and competent to establish safety and evaluation protocols to ensure the effective and safe removal of mould from the site.

The Rainbow GITASAN is a battery or mains powered system that provides a pre-determined batch dose of Chlorine Dioxide gas.

Designed for mould removal in homes, sheds and large buildings also disinfection of horticultural and animal husbandry facilities. The pre-dose is determined by the amount of stabilised chlorine dioxide solution and the amount and type of activator used.

A powerful aerator drives the activated chlorine dioxide gas from the relatively safe solution into the air and into circulation.

Introduction

The Rainbow GITASAN is a patented process for delivering fixed amounts of Chlorine Dioxide Gas. The Rainbow GITASAN is particularly suited for the removal of mould and fungus in small buildings, or disinfection of horticultural or animal husbandry facilities.

The key feature of the Rainbow GITASAN process is the use of a fixed amount of Stabilised Chlorine Dioxide solutions that are activated by a proprietary Rainbow Activator DRA2 to produce a predictable volume of Chlorine Dioxide Gas. The Rainbow GITASAN process maximises the amount of Chlorine Dioxide Gas that is kept in solution until it is released from the solution and into the air by the combination of the Rainbow micro-bubble technology and power air blowers that maximise the circulation. As a result, maximum safety is assured. The Rainbow GITASAN system is battery or mains powered, offering a high degree of flexibility in locations.

The pre-set concentrations of GITASAN Stabilised Chlorine Dioxide Solution, DRA2 Activator and the Rainbow GITASAN system are ideal for destroying mould in large rooms, homes and factories as well as horticultural and animal husbandry facilities.

Chlorine Dioxide gas is a potent oxidiser and sanitising agent with a short half life which makes it ideal to remove mould, pathogens and odours while not leaving potentially harmful residues. Large concentrations of chlorine dioxide in air can cause explosions and health risk and as a result the Rainbow GITASAN process is a major contribution in offering powerful and portable sanitation and mould removal systems with relatively high levels of safety.

It is important that the operator of the Rainbow GITASAN system should be accredited to use the system, understand building codes, safety procedures and competent to establish safety and evaluation protocols to ensure the effective and safe removal of mould from the site.

When to use Rainbow GITASAN

Chlorine Dioxide gas is a powerful oxidiser and biocide that is effective in killing bacteria, fungi, mould and other microorganisms. The Rainbow GITASAN was designed to offer a powerful solution for locations that are infested with mould or pathogens.

When not to use Rainbow GITASAN

The Rainbow GITASAN should not be used under the following conditions:

  • In the presence of children or adults without appropriate protective gear
  • In the presence of small animals and pets
  • In areas that cannot be monitored by a responsible person for the entire treatment process
  • If there are any materials present that can readily be oxidised
  • If any unprotected materials can be damaged by chlorine dioxide e.g. electrical, carpets, furniture with finishes
  • On porous dirty surfaces which may require cleaning and longer contact times.
  • In areas that cannot be adequately sealed from potentially leaking chlorine dioxide gas
  • In areas that do not meet the determined safety zone. (The safety zone will be determined by the operator and include adequate venting in case of accidental spill and/or total and rapid release of the chlorine dioxide gas)
  • If the operator has not been trained in the mode of operation and safety requirements of large volumes of chlorine dioxide gas.
  • If the operator is not using a safety plan that has been determined by an authorised person
  • If the operator has not developed a comprehensive site treatment plan that includes: an estimate of the volume to be treated; the amount of chlorine dioxide gas required; the optimal contact time; the clean up required; the nature of materials in the area and their potential for porous penetration of the gas, the likelihood of oxidation; the risk and management of gas leaks; the risk and management of children and small animals; calculation of exposure levels and the development of a safe zone.

Rainbow Warranty

The GITASAN device is specifically designed for use with diluted GITASAN chlorine dioxide. Rainbow Filters Pty Ltd warrants that the GITASAN 4% product and DRA2 Activator contain the stated amount of ingredients. If used in accordance with the instructions in this manual the technology is likely to perform to expectations but no warranty is given or implied for use of the technology, which is at the risk of the user.

 


Important Things to do before using the Rainbow GITASAN – Your responsibilities

The GITASAN device is intended for use only by those with Certification to use the GITASAN & GITASAN Chlorine Dioxide system, and with accredited training in mould, anti-bacterial remediation and odour removal techniques. Users have the responsibility for the following areas:

  • Approvals
  • Site Inspection
  • Porous materials
  • Oxidation potential of materials present
  • Mould removal goals - separate plan to remediation, treatment, risk planning and evaluation
    • Entire building
    • Air conditioning ducts
    • Electrics
    • Floor
    • Attic Space
    • Insulation
    • Between joists
  • Site Preparation
  • Safety Audit
  • Employees
  • Animals
  • Environment
  • Protection and Management of potential Oxidation risks
  • Testing Protocol
  • Leaks and their potential harm
  • Safe Zone and management
  • Overall Safety
  • Plan
  • Overall customer assessment/approval plan

Safety

Aspirator and safety glasses should be used at all times in the presence of activated chlorine dioxide solutions.

Macro GITASAN Operational Instructions

  1. Fill Activation Tank with water to the desired level (See table for disinfection rate)
  2. Adjust Gas Flow valve in proportion to water volume as marked
  3. Add proportional volume of GITASAN 4%, stir to mix
  4. Close lid and tighten bolts
  5. Add DRA2 Activator via marked port or by removing the tank lid
  6. Ensure hose fittings are secure (tape if in doubt)
  7. Turn on power
  8. Press red button … LED light will glow red, showing power is on
  9. Press red button again … motor will start
  10. Turn grey Timer Control to set time from 1 to 5 hours … LED will flash to indicate the time chosen

DO NOT REMAIN IN TREATMENT AREA WHILST GITASAN IS OPERATIONAL WITHOUT APPROPRIATE BREATHING AND EYE PROTECTION

Litres of GITASAN @ 40,000ppm Litres of Water Total Stock Solution DRA grams ppm Cl02 @ 90% Activation Area m3 ppm ClO2/m3 ppm/m3v
4 26 30 300 144,000 400 360 1000
5 25 30 375 180,000 500 360 1000
6 34 40 450 216,000 600 360 1000
7 33 40 525 266,000 700 360 1000
8 32 40 600 252,000 800 360 1000
9 41 50 675 324,000 900 360 1000
10 40 50 750 360,000 1,000 360 1000
12 48 60* 900 432,000 1,200 360 1000
14 46 60* 1,050 504,000 1,400 360 1000
2 GITASANs x 8 2 x 32 2 x 40 1,200 576,000 2,800 228 638
2 GITASANs x 9 2 x 41 2 x 50 1,350 648,000 3,150 228 638
2 GITASANs x 10 2 x 40 2 x 50 1,500 720,000 3,500 228 638

Important Information

For optimum life of the Gita units, please adopt the following simple maintenance procedures:

  1. Run unit for 2 to 3 minutes in clean air after use.
  2. Flush tank with clean water and run the unit for two minutes, then empty.