Q&A

From effectiveness, safe usage, and maintenance, we’ll take care of any questions you have on your ziaino™.

About hypochlorous acid

Question

Is it safe to use hypochlorous acid indoors for extended periods of time?

Answer

This product has been tested in-house as well as by external institutions.

Test name

Purpose of test

Aqueous solution
and gas used

Testing institution

Comet assay

Effects on DNA

Gas Exposure

Food and Drug Safety Center

90 day repeated-dose toxicity study

Inhalation safety

Gas Exposure

Gunma Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences

28 day repeated-dose toxicity study

Inhalation safety

Gas Exposure

Gunma Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences

28 day repeated-dose toxicity study

Inhalation safety

Gas Exposure

Kamakura Techno‒Science, Inc.

Skin sensitization

Skin safety

Liquid Exposure

Kamakura Techno‒Science, Inc.

Skin irritation

Skin safety

Liquid Exposure

Kamakura Techno‒Science, Inc.

Eye irritation

Skin safety

Liquid Exposure

Kamakura Techno‒Science, Inc.

Question

What is hypochlorous acid?

Answer

Chemical formula: HOCl This is a substance with high oxidizing power and is excellent in sanitizing and cleaning. It is found in the following substances.
(Bleach and substances used to purify tap water and clean vegetables)

Question

Is hypochlorous acid a chlorine?

Answer

It is a type of chlorine compound. It is not chlorine gas (Cl2).

Question

Is hypochlorous acid safe?

Answer

It depends on how you use it, but can be used safely.
This product (a unit that uses the action of hypochlorous acid) has been tested for safety, including tests for skin irritation and abnormalities in the blood and respiratory systems. 

Question

What effects does hypochlorous acid have?

Answer

It is effective inhibition of pollutant and deodourisation.

Question

What factors determine the performance of hypochlorous acid?

Answer

Factors that determine the performance include pH and effective chlorine concentration.

About ziaino™

Question

Does adding more salt tablets increase the performance?

Answer

It is not generally possible to say that performance will increase. An increase in performance is not guaranteed.

Question

Does the type of water used matter?

Answer

Only tap water should be used. Tap water has been purified with chlorine and is therefore less likely to harbor bacteria.

Question

Why does using ziaino™ produce an odour?

Answer

The chlorine smell be caused by the reaction with dirt and odours. 

●If the smell of chlorine bothers you, set the electrolytic strength setting to “Low.”
●Some users may not sense any smell, even if the product is working. Individual differences exist.

Question

Why can I not use ziaino™ to neutralize tobacco odours?

Answer

This is to prevent a decrease in performance. Please do not use the device in a smoking environment.

Question

Why must the leftover water in the tray be discarded?

Answer

The water must be discarded because the concentration of hypochlorous acid in the tray will decrease.
The more dirt accumulates in the tray, the less effective the inhibiting pollutant/deodourising effects will be. This is why the tray needs to be drained periodically.

Question

What are the maintenance procedures?

Answer

[Daily]
・Wash the tank with water

[Once a week]
・When the drainage lamp lights up, remove the tray and discard the water

[Approximately once a month]
・Protective element: Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust on the black (front) side
・Sterilization filter: Wash with water or lukewarm water
・Tray: Wash with water
・Anti-fungus unit: Wash with water
・Body and front panel: Wipe with a soft, well-wrung cloth

*The tray, anti-fungus unit, and sterilization filter can be cleaned at the same time.

Statements and claims are made in reference to specific researches and studies.
Due diligence by readers is advised. Panasonic excludes any liability thereof. 

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