What is Automated Dispersion, and how does it work?

Automated dispersion in terms of disinfecting rooms is a non-contact system that emits disinfectant into the atmosphere to remove the harmful pathogens that cause infection and disease. The main benefit of automated room disinfection systems, such as NocoTech, is that they reduce or remove the reliance on humans to use the right products and follow the correct procedures that can contribute to the failure of conventional cleaning and disinfection. 

The problem with conventional cleaning

Human Error 

The role of contaminated surfaces in transmitting harmful pathogens is widely recognised, and the need for effective cleaning and disinfection is becoming more urgent, particularly in the era of Covid-19.  

While traditional disinfection methods rely on the human operator to ensure the appropriate selection, formulation, distribution, and contact time of the products they are using, there is plenty of scope for any measures taken to be ineffective. There is a real need to improve conventional methods, but this requires a change in human behaviour, which is often difficult to achieve and sustain. 


Furthermore, biofilm (a community of microorganisms that stick to each other and surfaces, creating a slimy film) is more difficult to remove from surfaces physically and may be less susceptible to some disinfectants. 

How Does Automated Dispersion Work?

Automated dispersion takes the guesswork out of disinfecting a room. It removes human error and applies disinfectant to every surface—and even the air.  

Although several different types of automated disinfection dispersion appliances use a range of active ingredients, NocoTech is one of the leading automatic room disinfectant systems on the market. It distributes a dry, hydrogen peroxide vapour into the atmosphere and is effective on a wide range of harmful pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, fungus, mould and spores. 

Why NocoTech is a leader in Automatic Room Disinfection

Easy to Use 

The NocoTech concept consists of a dispersing machine (NocoSpray) used with a biodegradable disinfectant (NocoLyse). It is easy to use and is as simple as placing the NocoSpray appliance in the centre of a room (after people and animals have vacated), choosing a programme and leaving the room while the system is active. The cycle is complete in as little as 30 minutes, and the room is ready to be occupied again. 


The system is highly portable, and operators can get on with something else while the NocoSpray is in operation. It can be used in various settings—hospitals, care homes, offices, vehicles, at home—anywhere that is a closed environment. 


The NocoLyse solution breaks down within minutes and is safe to use in environments used by animals, children and people with illnesses, as well as in food preparation and storage areas. From kitchens to bathrooms and even in laboratories with sensitive electronic equipment, NocoSpray is non-corrosive and will not harm electrics. 

Following exposure, the NocoLyse solution decomposes naturally, leaving no wet residue on surfaces that requires wiping down. 


NocoSpray covers every surface (and even the insides of cupboards and drawers if left open). It is effective against many common pathogens found on surfaces and in the air that cause illness, including Covid-19, MRSA, c-difficile, flu and gastrointestinal bugs. 

As with all forms of decontamination systems, it’s crucial to clean the room first to remove debris and other matter where germs can lurk to ensure the effectiveness of the disinfection cycle. 

The Bottom Line 

There is evidence that automated room disinfection dispersion systems like NocoTech are highly effective in reducing the transmission of infection and mitigating the potential for human error across a range of environments—from work to home. 


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