Purogene® Potato

Premium-Blend Chlorine Dioxide
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Purogene® is a premium-blend chlorine dioxide solution crafted specifically to eliminate gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeasts, mold and fungi, and is scientifically proven to be a powerful, broad-spectrum antimicrobial. A pioneering product in specialty chlorine dioxide, Purogene® is regarded as the best line of defense for potato disease management. With the outbreak of Phytophthora infestans (Late Blight), Purogene® is not only effective in controlling this organism, but a wide range of other tuber-related diseases and spoilage organisms. In addition to its powerful antimicrobial properties, Purogene® also eliminates odors without affecting nutritional quality. Purogene’s formulation is virtually odorless and environmentally friendly. Used in misting applications and pre-storage rinse, Purogene® controls many microbial activities. Depending on conditions, Purogene® is used at concentrations of between 200 and 400 ppm. Purogene® is the most effective, fast-acting, broad-spectrum antimicrobial available. This activation produces Chlorine Dioxide, a highly effective microbial and enzymatic inhibitor. The activated Purogene® solution is then diluted and applied to potatoes in accordance with the label directions. Bio-Cide International makes a variety of equipment that can be used for dilution and application as needed, specifically for a storage shed. Used properly, Purogene® is non-corrosive, easy to use and, most importantly, safe.

Physical Properties

Concentration:2.0%-2.10% available chlorine dioxide
Appearance:Colorless liquid
Boiling Point:213˚ F
Freezing Point:28.9˚ F
Vapor Pressure:23.7 mm Hg
Vapor Density:0.02 kg/m3
Specific Gravity:1.03 g/ml


  • Ultra high, broad spectrum antimicrobial activity
  • Uniquely effective against biofilm
  • Effective over a broad pH range (1-10)
  • Low corrosion potential at use concentrations
  • Resists neutralization due to organic load
  • Completely soluble in water
  • Does not chlorinate (no THM formation)
  • Long lasting bacteriostatic activity
  • Excellent deodorant
  • No effect on organoleptic properties
  • No effect on nutritional quality
  • KOSHER certified
  • Economical to use
  • Can be used with automated delivery systems
  • Safe for applicators (PPE required)
  • No unusual stipulations on storage