Hidden in Oconee County is a small company with a big solution for the environment and health care. Electrostatic Spraying Systems, a small privately-owned company, is already distributing its products in 35 countries around the world. The company produces a unique sprayer system that uses air and electrically charged particles to apply solutions such as insecticides and disinfectants, and evenly coat the entire surface.
The heart of the air-assisted electrostatic sprayer is the patented MaxCharge™ “air atomizing induction charging” nozzle which was invented at the University of Georgia. The tiny droplets are carried by the negative charge, applied at the tip of the nozzle, to the nearest object, even if it is behind them! This is what Electrostatic Spraying Systems calls the “wrap-around” effect, where droplets change direction to coat all sides of an object evenly.
The systems use 25% to 50% less chemicals and up to 90% less water when compared to conventional sprayers. Electrostatic Spraying Systems’ technology is perfect for the agricultural market because the spray coats all areas of the produce both in harvest and in food processing. Sanitation services bring one of the latest applications of the system: disinfecting cruise ships quickly and effectively. Electrostatic Spraying Systems’ technology is also used to disinfect and sanitize hospitals, schools and even public transportation.
Owner Bruce Whiting is working with Georgia Department of Economic Development’s International Trade Division to reach new markets around the world.
So, next time you buy fresh fruits or enjoy a cruise remember Electrostatic Spraying Systems.
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