On-Site and On-Demand
EWCO systems are compact and easy to install. Systems are designed to generate Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water on-site and on-demand from an additive made yourself with just table salt and water.
What is Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water?
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid
), a neutral-to-acidic electrolyzed water. HOCl
has been studied for over 100 years and it is an
undeniable fact that it is a more powerful oxidant than chlorine bleach. Only within the last 30 years have we been able to generate solutions of near 100% HOCl
in such a stable form.
kills bacteria, bacterial spores, and viruses 100 times more effectively than chlorine bleach.
How does it work?
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is a powerful oxidant (800 to 1000 mV) that can kill microbial pathogens immediately upon contact by damaging cell walls or inactivate the pathogen by entering and disrupting proteins, lipids, and DNA.
Has it been researched?
In the last 30 years we have collected over 300 published research articles supporting the use of Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water. Nearly every common bacterial pathogen has been studied such as
, spore forming bacteria
viruses (including Norovirus)
. To learn more please visit our
and search by
to find applicable research.
What about regulation from FDA, USDA, and EPA?
We have pages dedicated to the regulation of electrolyzed water as it pertains to the
. Please visit our pages for more information. In regards to healthcare sanitation, see our page for the
Beverage & Dairy Plant Sanitation
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water (EOW) can replace toxic concentrated chemicals being used for beverage and dairy plant sanitation. EOW is not only safe
but highly effective against microbial pathogens that cause foodborne illness. EOW has been shown in repeated studies to reduce and inactivate Salmonella, Listeria,
and E. coli. EOW is also effective against hard to kill sporeforming bacteria such as Clostridium and Bacillus. EOW has many applications within a facility from hand sanitation, to cleaning and sanitizing contact surfaces, tools, equipment, bottles, and CIP systems.
CIP systems can be degreased and sanitizied in a two step process using Eco-Friendly Cleaner & Degreaser (alkaline electrolyzed water) followed by EWCO Cleaner &
Sanitizer (neutral-to-acidic electrolyzed water).
Freshly generated EOW is a mixed oxidant solution primarily composed of hypochlorous acid
but also of other powerful oxidants such as ozone and chlorine dioxide.
These mixed oxidants, when injected directly into CIP systems, are highly effective at dislodging and eradicating biofilm from within pipes, vessels, process
equipment, and filters.
Pressure Spraying and Fogging
When cleaning and sanitizing contact surfaces, tools, equipment, or large rooms, EOW can be appied by pressure sprayers or fogging. As long as the electrolyzed water (hypochlorous acid
makes contact with the microbial pathogens in liquid form, it is effective as an antimicrobial.
Inactivating Microbial Pathogens
Research has consistently demonstrated that electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid
is effective at
inactivating the major foodborne pathogens:
- Clostridium perfringens
- Campylobacter spp.
- E. coli (O157)
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Toxoplasma gondii