Commercial Laundry

On-Site Generated Electrolyzed Water

EWCO Sanitizer Label

Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water can replace quaternary ammonium (Quats), chlorine bleach, and Ozone (O3) used to sanitize laundry in commercial washing machines.
Linen Sanitation
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is gentle on linens. It does not alter colors, corrode fabrics, or leave any residuals that cause itching or irritation.
Laundry Cart Sanitation
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water can be used to wash down and sanitize laundry carts, containers, covers, and liners that have been contaminated with soiled linens.
Hand and Feet Sanitation
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is safe and non-irritant and can be used to help sanitize hands and feet prior to entering a facility.
Floors and Bathrooms Sanitation
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water can be used to sanitize contact surfaces, equipment, floors and bathrooms. It does not cause discoloration of floors as seen with chlorine bleach.

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 (HOCl), 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. HOCl 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?

Research Publications

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 E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Vibrio, Staphylococcus, MRSA, spore forming bacteria, and many common viruses (including Norovirus) and fungi. To learn more please visit our research page and search by microbe or industry 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 FDA, USDA, and EPA. Please visit our pages for more information. In regards to healthcare sanitation, see our page for the CDC.

Commercial Laundry Sanitation

Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is ideal for commercial laundry sanitation because it is safe, all-natural, and effective. It is gentle on linens, pH neutral, does not corrode fabric and satisfies the demand for implementing safer and more natural alternatives to toxic chemicals.

Electrolyzed sanitation water is a solution of mixed oxidants of which the primary oxidant is hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Many other powerful oxidants are generated but at low concentrations and are short lived such as ozone (O3) and chlorine dioxide (ClO3).

The EWCO 1200 Sanitizer can generate electrolyzed sanitation water with a very high oxidation-reduction potential (ORP). Depending on the configuration, EWCO can design systems to consistently generate electrolyzed sanitation water with ORPs in the range of 800 to 1000 mV, contributing to its effectiveness as a potent antimicrobial. Antimicrobial Effectiveness
Being that hypochlorous acid is stable in solution, it can be used to sanitize contact surfaces, making it an ideal alternative to chemicals such as chlorine bleach and quatenary ammoniums (Quats). Not only can Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water be used on linens inside commercial washers, but it can also be used to clean and sanitize floors, equipment, laundry carts, containers, covers, and liners.
Not only is electrolyzed sanitation water safe and all-natural, but it is more effective than the chemicals currently being used.

  • 100 times more biocidal than chlorine bleach
  • Instant-kill on most G+ and G- bacteria
  • Instant-kill on VRE, MRSA, and MRSE
  • Instant-kill on Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Effective against Cryptosporidium and Giardia
  • Effective against HIV, HBV, HCV, and CMV
  • No high temperatures are necessary
  • Most effective between 50-86 ºF (10-30 ºC)
  • Does not cause irritation, safe on eyes and skin
  • Does not cause corrosion of fabrics
  • Does not alter colors, pH neutral

EWCO 240 Sanitizer and Spray Bottle