DARPA has given birth to many game changing technologies, such as stealth fighters, M16 assault rifles, and the internet. BIT™ is a technology with a strong foundation.
Developed in response to the anthrax attacks after 9-11, BIT™ is a TOMI patented two-step process that aerosolizes and activates a low concentration hydrogen peroxide solution producing a fine aqueous mist that contains a high concentration of Reactive Oxidative Species (ROS). ROS cause damage to pathogenic organisms via mechanisms such as oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids and amino acids leading to cellular disruption and/or dysfunction.
The unique physiochemistry of the Ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (IHP™) allows these ROS to exist in high concentrations without rapidly recombining and losing their reactivity. Testing detailed by DARPA demonstrates these ROS, which include the hydroxyl ion and radical, aggressively break the double bonds in biological and chemical warfare agents (BWA and CWA) neutralizing their threat and producing nontoxic byproducts.
The Steramist system was made to deploy and respond to decontamination needs quickly and effectively. There is no other system like this on the market.