EWCO Water Disinfection
The EWCO 1200 Electrolyzer can disinfect water on-site and on-demand from just salt, water, and electricity.
How much water can it disinfect?
Each system can generate enough free available chlorine in the form of hypochlorous acid
to disinfect 200 Liters of water per minute. The systems can be stacked to disinfect any volume of water
How does it work?
The EWCO 1200 Electrolyzer generates a mixed oxidant solution primarily composed of hypochlorous acid
) but also other powerful oxidants such as ozone and chlorine dioxide.
Hypochlorous acid is a powerful oxidant that is stable in solution that can kill microbial pathogens immediately upon contact by damaging cell walls and disrupting internal 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 for disinfection. Nearly every common bacteria
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What about EPA regulation?
Because electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid
is a free chlorine molecule, it falls under the Safe Water Drinking Act (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq. 1974) which allows for a free chlorine concentration of up to 4 ppm.
Commercial Water Disinfection
EWCO Electrolyzers can be installed to disinfect well water or public drinking water. Much of our drinking water infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life.
There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks per year in the United States. In some areas the pipes are more than 100 years old and in need of replacement.
Because of poor infrastructure, many restaurants, residential buildings, office buildings, and hospitals are at risk of outbreaks of disease attributable to drinking water.
EWCO Electrolyzers can help ensure water disinfection
by electrolyzing the water as it comes into the building.
Electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid
eliminates common microbial contaminants:
- Caliciviruses (including Norovirus)
- Campylobacter jejuni
- Enterovirus (including polioviruses, coxsakieviruses, and echoviruses)
- Escherichia coli (O157)
- Helicobacter pylori
- Hepatitis A
- Legionella pneumophilia
- Mycobacterium avium
- Salmonella enterica
- Shigella sonnei