ClO₂ Vapor Overview

ClO₂ Vapor Overview

Chlorine dioxide (ClO₂) vapor is an exceptionally effective and versatile yet low toxicity odor, mold & smoke eliminator.

Only ClO₂ may be generated and used as either a ‘gas vapor’ or ‘liquid’ in the atmosphere and on non-porous & porous surfaces.

ClO₂ is a water soluble gas which penetrates the visible and non-visible barriers spraying, fogging, mops, sponges, can not. The objective of Vaporing is to release as much of the ClO₂ from the concentrate into the atmosphere as possible.

ClO₂ is a very small molecule 0.124 Nanometers in size . There are roughly 8 Chlorine Dioxide Molecules in 1 Nanometer. 1,000 Nanometers = 1 Micron.  e.g., ClO₂ vapor can penetrate into very small areas.

As a gas ClO₂ will completely and evenly fill any confined space, giving it unmatched distribution and diffusion.

No post ClO₂ vapor application rinsing or wiping is required.

Simply air out the confined space before re-occupying it.

Chlorine dioxide vaporing has been safely performed by US auto detailers and restoration companies for over 15 years.

Step 1


Create and/or seal treatment area so that it is a ‘confined space’ without direct sunlight; i.e. close windows/doors/shades, etc. Remove all visible odor sources.

Then remove people, plants and pets from the ‘confined space’ during the treatment period. Furniture and general room contents will not be harmed by ClO₂ Vapor Treatments.

Step 2

Select appropriate chlorine dioxide vapor product

Nearly all in-place chlorine dioxide is marketed & sold globally in ‘grams of chlorine dioxide’ produced.

There are many different chlorine dioxide formats including Tablets, Sachets, Sponges & Powders. Usage, Cost and Regulatory Fit are the three primary variables in product selection.

Nearly all formats and products generate chlorine dioxide vapor when they are added to water.

Step 3

Vapor Activation

Activate your desired chlorine dioxide vapor product. Use individual product activations in highly fragmented spaces.

All in-place chlorine dioxide products will begin generating chlorine dioxide vapor in roughly 2 to 15 minutes time.

Step 4

Vapor Activation Treatment
3 to 24 hours – depending on issue severity

Place ClO₂ and its container in center of the ‘confined space’.

Step 5

Air-out the ‘confined space’ before re-entering and re-occupying

If you smell a chlorine-like odor, continue to air-out space.

Safely dispose the remaining ClO₂ solution down toilet/drain.


For best results, use a small aerator to agitate the CLO₂ concentrate products. Any low cost, $10 Amazon sourced fish-type.

Aerators are highly effective at rapidly pushing ClO₂ out of the concentrate and shortening treatment times, but are not required with any ClO₂ product. Without aeration, ClO₂ vapor will release from ClO₂ product concentrates for up to 24 hours.

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