Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is now a commonly used disinfectant in various segments of our economy, including medical, industrial, retail, manufacturing, and commercial settings. Its use is also well-established in residential and household applications. Today, thanks to advances in technology, a process called electrolysis has made producing HOCL ubiquitous. It’s now feasible to mass produce hypochlorous acid disinfectant anywhere, ranging from onboard cruise ships and inside restaurants, to a kitchen counter in a home or sanitization closet in a school or hospital.
Understanding Electrolyzed Water
The world is currently in the grips of a pandemic of epic proportions. In that backdrop, sanitization, disinfection, and decontamination protocols have come under increasing scrutiny. But the reality is that, implementing an enhanced cleansing strategy is expensive. Typically, it involved procuring sanitization and disinfectant products produced on an industrial scale. And many businesses find those are cost-prohibitive. But it doesn’t have to be.
Electrolyzed water sanitizer is the solution!
Electrolysis systems produce electrolyzed water using water, salt, and electricity. The process, known as electrolysis, applies a direct electric current (DC) across a pair of electrodes immersed in a solution of ions to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction. The key process is the removal or addition of electrons and therefore a change in the oxidation-reduction potential of the solution. The result: A disinfectant that’s 80 to 200 times more powerful than many other disinfectants.
In fact, one research paper, published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, concedes that Electrolyzed water – or HOCL – is likely the most “ideal disinfectant” given the current COVID-19 crisis we face today.
Easy to Produce and Use
Thanks to revolutionary engineering, and technological innovations, it’s now possible to manufacture Electrolyzed water sanitizer anywhere. What does that mean for businesses and residential consumers looking to implement enhanced sanitization protocols? It means they can now produce the most powerful antimicrobial disinfectant in house, in unlimited quantities, and without employing harsh chemicals or toxic components. Today’s electrolyzed water machines vary in shape and size, from small portable devices, ideal for residential or small businesses, to larger machines fit for small-to-medium and large enterprises.
The cost-effective, and convenient production of a non-toxic, highly-effective disinfectant, makes hypochlorous acid disinfectant ideal for use in a wide range of applications, including:
– Cruise ships
– Pools, water treatment plants, and cooling towers
– Hotels, restaurants, and bars
– Healthcare facilities
– Food processing plants
– Schools, parks, and recreational settings
– …and more!
There’s a plethora of evidence that HOCL acts as a highly effective disinfectant, even at exceedingly low concentrations. And, it possesses unrivalled power to kill viruses and bacteria, and to destroy a variety of proteins, including inanimate pet allergens – more so than traditional blech-based products with higher pH concentrations. And that’s yet another reason that more businesses are opting for in-house capability to produce their own HOCL disinfectants.
Best of all, disinfecting with Electrolyzed water sanitizer leaves minimal residue behind, making it ideal for applications on touch-surfaces. This feature is highly essential for implementing enhanced cleansing protocols in environments such as food processing, or where highly vulnerable populations reside, including schools, hospitals, and senior care settings.