Hypochlorous acid is naturally produced by white blood cells of all mammals.

It plays an important role in the immune system killing pathogens through oxidation and chlorination.

 

Hypochlorous acid can also be produced through a process called electrolysis. Electrolysis is a technique that uses a direct electric current (DC) to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction.

 

Specifically engineered elecrolysis cells can generate a solution of free chlorine species by running electricity through NaCl (table salt) and water. The oxidants hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and hypochlorite (OCl-) are formed at the anode. If the pH of the solution is weakly acidic to neutral, the free chlorine solution will be dominated by hypochlorous acid.

Quick Facts

Hypochlorous is a powerful oxidant and is 100 times more efficient at killing microbial pathogens than sodium hypochlorite (aka. chlorine bleach).

HOCl kills either on contact or in seconds:

  • Human Coronavirus
  • Norovirus
  • Rhinovirus
  • MRSA
  • HIV
  • All known bacteria, superbug, fungus

We sanitize:

  • Industrial and commercial facilities
  • Gyms, schools and religious institutions
  • Stadiums and athletic arenas
  • Any environment in which people congregate and can become breeding grounds for germs and bacteria

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