Virkon® Aquatic is a concentrated powder that when mixed with water, forms a powerful cleaning and disinfecting solution with proven efficacy against fish viruses including ISA, IPN, Rhabdovirus (IHN, VHS, SVC), bacteria, fungi, and molds. Virkon® Aquatic is approved for the disinfection of environmental surfaces associated with aquaculture including rearing containers, vehicles, nets, boots, waders, dive suits, hoses, brushes and other similar equipment. Virkon® Aquatic is fast acting and fragrance free, which makes it ideal for use in disinfecting foot baths.
With an exceptional safety profile, Virkon® Aquatic is the ultimate disinfectant for aquatic applications. It has been independently proven to be highly effective against significant aquatic pathogens and is in use around the world as part of effective biosecurity procedures. It is considered by many experts to be the best choice for aquatic facility disinfection. It is currently in use at fish hatcheries, aquaculture facilities, research laboratories, zoos and aquariums.
What is the difference between Virkon® Aquatic and Virkon?
- According to a statement from DuPont™, Virkon® Aquatic has a formulation based on the same active ingredient as regular Virkon® but with inert ingredients, which are designed for use in aquatic applications. Virkon® Aquatic is Health Canada approved for use in aquaculture and the Virkon® Aquatic label contains expanded aquaculture claims and applications. View the letter provided by DuPont ‘How Virkon Aquatic differs from Virkon’ on the product downloads tab for more details.
What concentration of Virkon® Aquatic should I use?
- Virkon® Aquatic solutions are produced by mixing Virkon® Aquatic powder with water. Working solution strengths normally range from 0.5% - 2.0% with the 1.0% concentration being used most often. See Virkon Aquatic - Directions for use on the product downloads tab for more details.
How long does Virkon® Aquatic solution remain active?
- Virkon® Aquatic solutions will gradually lose activity over time. The Virkon® Aquatic label states that solutions are stable for at least 7 days, while some fish hatchery staff are reporting activity lasting for up to 2 weeks. Actual solution life will vary and is reduced by exposure to organics and UV light. Virkon Test Strips are an effective and convenient tool for ensuring that Virkon® solutions are maintained at the desired strength.
Virkon® Aquatic is availabe in Canada in 10 kg pails. A 10 kg pail of Virkon® Aquatic will make up to 1000 litres of 1% disinfection solution.
Virkon® Aquatic is Health Canada approved. DIN 02276356
As of January 2011, Syndel is pleased to announce that Virkon® Aquatic has been officially added to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reference list of accepted general disinfectants for use in food processing facilities.