Functionality and Key Facts

Sink drains under wash basins in clinics and hos- pitals are open pathogen reservoirs and sources for emitting bacteria.1,2,3 They contain on average 105-1010 CFU/ml of bacteria, including 103 - 106 CFU/ml of gram-negative rods.4

Water flowing into the sink drain produces aerosols on the surface of the seal water which can emit the bacteria up to a distance of 1.5 metres around the siphon.5

In case of bacterial contamination of the seal water of >105 CFU/ml so many microorganisms are carried into the air in the room that a measureable transmission of bacteria from the seal water to the hands of patients or staff takes place.2,6

Numerous clinical investigations prove:
conventional sink drains do not fulfi l the high hygiene standards needed in invasive intensive care.4,5

The MoveoSiphon operating function

The thermo disinfection carried out by the MoveoSiphon fulfils at least the standards of the technical process of pasteurization by means of heating (10 to 15 seconds at 85°C). In the process the unit heats up to the set tem-perature (85°C) and slowly cools down while the subsequent vibration cleaning takes place. Once the minimum set temperature has been reached (75°C), the heating process and thus the disinfection cleaning cycle recommence once again.

If no interruption is caused by additional water infl ow, then the entire process is completed after 5-6 cycles in a period of approximately one hour and the MoveoSiphon switches into standby mode until water fl ows in again

Sources

1) von Saene et al. (1989), Epidem. Inf. , 102: 231-238
2) Döring et al. (1991), Zbl. Hyg. 191: 494-505
3) Sissoko et al. (2004), Hygiene & Medizin, 29 (12): 451-455
4) Sissoko et al.(2005), Hygiene & Medizin, 30 (4): 72-76
5) Kramer et al. (2011), Krankenhaus- und Praxishygiene, 2.Aufl age, Verlag Urban & Fischer, München
6) Döring et al., Epidemiol. Infect. (1993), 110: 427-43

The most important facts about theMoveoSiphon ST24

The continuous disinfection of the siphon is carried out without using chemicals. You are doing something not only for the benefi t of your patients, but also for the environment.

The MoveoSiphon disinfects the seal water in sink drains continuously and automatically by means of thermal disinfection.

The MoveoSiphon achieves a 7-log stage reduction in bacteria. The bacteria in the siphon water are reduced by 99,99999 %.1

The electromechanical cleaning of the inside walls of the siphon prevents the development of biofi lms.

Thanks to the unique operating principle, the bacteria are already effectively reduced after the fi rst disinfection cycle.1

Thanks to the unique operating principle, the bacteria are already effectively reduced after the fi rst disinfection cycle.1

By the use of the MoveoSiphon you can reduce the use of antibiotics by approximately 30%, and the days isolation for patients by approximately 35%.3


1) Hygiene Nord GmbH/Greifswald, Prüfbericht A 13228, 17.12.2013
2) Sissoko und Sütterlin (2004), Vortrag 7. Internionaler Kongress der
Deutschen Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene DGKH, Berlin 
3) Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde 2013 (Suppl 2) DGKJ-PO-12-11
4) Sissoko et al.(2005), Hygiene & Medizin, 30 (4): 72-76
5) Döring et al., Epidemiol. Infect. (1993), 110: 427-436