Today’s Wall Street Journal is profiling a shopping cart sanitizing system, dubbed PureCart™, the makers of which claim an over 99% kill rate of common pathogens that could be present on the carts. Germaphobic parents can now forget about bringing wet wipes to the store in a futile attempt to clean every object and crevice their kids can get their hands on.
Here’s some info about the system from the manufacturer:
The Solution Control System is user-friendly, simple to operate and reliable. It consists of a pump, tanks and control components that are housed in a separate enclosure. The system requires only a connection to a 110 VAC, 20 Amp power source, a fresh water supply and a drain.
The simple-to-use master control panel operates the start/stop of the unit, as well as provides indications of critical components and function. A key switch allows the system to run, or use the remote start/stop control to initiate unit operation.
The enclosure is a compact fiberglass unit featuring door protectors at the entrance and exit. The unit features a fixed guide system to insure the carts track through the unit at the proper distance from the spray nozzles. The enclosure is sturdy, yet portable, with retractable casters. It can also be secured for semi-permanent installation. The purifying mist is substantially contained in the enclosure through the use of flexible unit dividers. A sloped floor directs any overspray and excess solution to a drain connection.
Wall Street Journal video from a supermarket that installed the PureCart:
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