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
Meat and Processing Plant Sanitation
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water (EOW), or electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid
, has been approved by the FDA and
USDA as an antimicrobial and as an ingredient that is safe and suitable on meat. Electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid
can be used on meat
directly for sanitation at concentrations as high as 60 ppm under Food Contact Notification (FCN) 1811
. It is approved by the EPA for use on food contact surfaces at concentrations as high as 200 ppm.
It is also approved for use in meat processing water at concentrations up to 5 ppm. Electrolyzed water (hypochlorous acid
) has demonstrated in numerous studies to be highly
effective for inactivating E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella enteritidis, and Listeria monocytogenes.
Direct Sanitation of Meat
The contamination of beef during the slaughter and processing of carcasses is a major risk for subsequent foodborne infection. Bacteria present on hides,
hooves and other external surfaces of the cattle at the time of slaughter are potential sources of contamination of the carcass and subsequently of all derived
beef products. The Code of Federal regulations acknowledges under 9 CFR 310.25 that fecal contamination of carcasses is the primary avenue for contamination by microbial
pathogens. E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella enteritidis, and Listeria monocytogenes are common pathogens seen on meat and in meat processing facilities that cause foodborne illness.
The CDC estimates that each year roughly 48 million people gets sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. Current methods of direct meat sanitation
involve hot water, steam, and organic acids such as lactic acid. Lactic acid is expensive for smaller processors and bacteria can develop resistance. Electrolytically
generated hypochlorous acid
is a powerful oxidant that is stable in solution. When saturating meat contaminated with microbial pathogens, hypochlorous acid
the pathogens by damaging their cell walls and disrupting their internal proteins, lipids, and DNA To learn more please visit our research page
Pressure Spraying and Fogging
When cleaning and sanitizing contact surfaces, tools, equipment or large open areas, EOW can be appied via pressure sprayers or foggers. The active molecule
in EOW is hypochlorous acid
, a powerful oxidant that is stable in solution. Hypochlorous acid is approved by the EPA for use on food contact surfaces at concentrations as high as 200 ppm.
EOW is highly effective at inactivating microbial pathogens when making contact in liquid form.
Eliminating Chemicals and Employee Safety
EWCO electrolyzers eliminate the need for purchasing, transporting, storing, and preparing of toxic concentrated chemicals. Processing
plants can switch to an environmentally friendly technology while saving time, space, and money. Electrolyzed water composed of
is 100 times more effective than sodium hypochlorite yet requires no protective gear or safety equipment
and is non-toxic, non-irritant, and eco-friendly.