World over, those associated with the cleaning and pharma industries have been introducing hygiene and sanitizing products as solutions to keep Covid-19 at bay. Disinfection through various combination of chemicals and systems has brought about many innovations in place. One such innovation – Electrical Chemical Activation (ECA) has been found effective in protecting surfaces and is now being extensively implemented at many high traffic areas.
It’s no longer business as usual for procurement and supply chain. The scale and speed of tranpetitive advantage and grow back to normal as it was before March 2020.
What is Electrical Chemical Activation all about? ECA processes go by many names: electrolyzed water, electroactivated water, electrolyzed oxidizing water and electrochemically activated solutions. All these names describe a similar process. An electrochemical cell uses electricity, high-purity salt and soft tap water to produce two solutions – a Cleaner called Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) and a Sanitizer/Disinfectant solution called Hypochlorous acid (HOlC). The cleaning solution is an alkaline solution that both cleans and degreases surfaces. The Disinfectant solution is a strong oxidizer with powerful antimicrobial activity.
In recent years, with the advancements in the efficiency and size of electric power sources, ECA technology has evolved to the point where it can be used in smaller equipment and installed in industrial and commercial facilities (OSGOn Site Generation) to produce cleaning solutions on demand. The most recent advances in ECA technology enable the production of salt-free solutions, which are suitable for use in more operations.
Why do we need ECA?
Exposing to harsh chemicals isn’t required for effective disinfection. Having ECA On Site Generation system at your facility enables to produce safe, effective, environmentally friendly disinfectants and cleaners on demand. Eliminate the need to purchase, store and dilute traditional cleaning chemicals. Mitigate the risk associated with supply chain disruptions and ensure you have enough cleaner and sanitizer available to clean effectively and frequently.
In addition, the solutions generated from ECA are nonirritating to eyes and skin with no added fragrance, enabling workers to eliminate or minimize PPE. The solutions require no dangerous dilution and are ready-to-use concentrations, drain and disposal friendly.
What Are Advantages To
Using ECA Technology? Users of on-site generation equipment can expect to experience advantages in five main areas:
• Powerful and Effective
• Cost Effective
• Safe for Workers
Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant Solution Produced by ECA Technology
Sanitization has become more popular word in recent times due to present pandemic. People have become more conscious about hygiene, cleanliness and keeping themselves and their environment germ-free. And at the same time, they are confused what type of disinfectant solution* to be used as many new brands available in market now.
Chlorine has been used as a disinfectant for over many years. There are many species of chlorine, however not all chlorine species are equally effective as disinfectants. The effectiveness of a disinfecting agent is determined by the function of its rate of diffusion through the cell wall and its reactivity with the cell wall, proteins and nucleic acid.
Hypochlorous acid (HCIO) is the most effective, safe and eco-friendly disinfectant in the chlorine family available in dilute solution. It can be produced by ECA process. It is assessed that HCIO is 80 – 120 times more efficacious than sodium hypochlorite. Because HCIO has no charge and has a low molecular weight it is better able than other chlorine-based disinfectants to penetrate cell walls. It also reacts more rapidly than other chlorine based disinfectants to oxidation reactions with organic matter – that is the critical components of cell walls.
Hypochlorous acid also called as electrolyzed water, has been tested against bacteria, mycobacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores. Freshly generated HClO water is rapidly effective in achieving a 5-log10 reduction of pathogenic microorganisms i.e., Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, MRSA, Human corona virus and many kinds of pathogens.
HCIO has been proven by an Independent GLP laboratory to inactivate SARS CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, in 60 seconds on precleaned surface.
Hypochlorous acid is a weak acid and the concentration of HCIO within the chlorine spectrum is dependent on the pH of the solution and the temperature. HCIO is at its most concentrated at between pH 5 – pH 7.