Coronavirus: key facts on hand sanitizer gel production
During the coronavirus pandemic crisis, it is necessary to consider the importance of ethanol and how a hand sanitizer gel is created.
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Ethanol from distillers can save lives! Forward this information to whoever is a distiller or has ethanol. Hospital and people are missing disinfectant, and the most important gesture right now is to keep clean hands and not touch our face.
All over the world, if you are a producer of spirits,know that you can save lives by giving or selling your ethanol!
Contact your nearest hospital or call the government sanitary offices of your country, they will guide you to do this.
Please be careful to whom you give your ethanol to. People are taking advantage of the situation by selling very high price hand sanitizer and disinfectant.
Ethanol is a virucide in a 65-80% ethanol hydroalcoholic solution. 1 litre of pure ethanol is equivalent to 500 hand washes. The objective is to inform about local initiatives such as large mobilizations. Modes of mobilization: ethanol production, hydroalcoholic solutions for cutaneous and surface use, partnerships, etc.
The information presented below comes from official data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Also known as hand sanitizers, they are among the most effective solutions for the rapid and efficient inactivation of a wide range of microorganisms that may be present on the hands or surfaces. For example, the coronavirus COVID-19. This virus currently affects the whole world with about 750 000 cases reported worldwide.
In view of the possible lack or difficulty of hand washing with soap and water, hydroalcoholic products then become an indispensable product, for all people from medical personnel to patients and confined persons. Distilleries around the world have put their alcoholic solutions to order to create these gels.
Infographic: Spirits Hunters – Polpo Agency – WHO data
For 1000 ml
Ethanol 96% 833,8 ml
Hydrogen peroxide 3% 41,7 ml
Glycerol 98% 14,5 ml
Sterile distilled or cold boiled water 1000 ml
We must to take into account however that the way we produce the gel, especially companies and distilleries, will depend on regulations that vary from country to country, but also on the World Health Organization (WHO) standards, which we want to share in our article taken from the Guide for the elaboration at local level: WHO recommended formulations for hand disinfection.
You can consult the PDF document with the complete information in English in this link.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.