International regulations are precise as to what kinds of bio-decontamination agents are allowed for decon activities for personnel, animals, edibles etc. One of the most important problems is that the agents of choice, which are compliant with environmental protection rules, are narrowed down and treat only some of the pathogens at a time.
From among various organic compounds, it is only the Peracetic acid (PAA) that allows the elimination and deactivation of virtually all potentially harmful pathogens. The examples of chlorine compounds, iodine tincture, formaldehydes or glutaraldehyde are known for being extremely insufficient as long as the threat caused by yeast, mold and other fungi and non-enveloped viruses.
Independent research for BDS2000 (developed by Kärcher Futuretech GmbH) has confirmed its efficact against a highly pathogenic avian influenza A. The H7N1 virus has been destroyed with the use of extremely low thickening of BDS 2000 agent in very short period of time, at different types of surfaces.