Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is safe and effective as a no-rinse sanitizer on produce. There are no harmful residues, no alterations in taste, no odors, and no discolorations.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water has been cleared by the FDA for no-rinse sanitation of produce if generated from EWCO systems. See FCN 1811 on the FDA website.
Also see the letter from USDA Organic.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water can be used to replace potable water rinses. No post-rinse is required.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is consistent with USDA organic labeling. Electrolyzed water is all natural, generated from food grade table salt, water, and electricity. See the letter from USDA Organic.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water is safe and non-irritant and can be used to help sanitize hands and feet prior to entering a facility.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water can be used to sanitize contact surfaces, equipment, floors and bathrooms.
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.
We have pages dedicated to the regulation of electrolyzed water as it pertains to the
EPA. Please visit our pages for more information. In regards to healthcare sanitation, see our page for the
Greenhouse Growers and Sanitizing Hydroponic Channels
For greenhouse growers, electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid can be used to clean and disinfect hydroponic channels and eradicate biofilm in irrigation systems.
Adding low concentrations to irrigation water can control buildup of bioflim and reduce bacteria at the roots of plants.
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. 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
hypochlorous acid 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. EWCO offers an environmentally sound alternative to concentrated toxic chemicals and
satisfies the demand for implementing safer and more natural food products.
EWCO Electrolyzers can disinfect the irrigation water for hydroponic channels without using toxic concentrated chemicals.
Electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid is 100 times more effective at disinfecting irrigation water than chlorine bleach.
Electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid does not leave any residuals or odors and does not alter taste or color of produce.
EWCO electrolyzers generate a powerful mixed oxidant solution that inactivate microbial pathogens by damaging their cell walls and disrupting their internal proteins, lipids, and DNA.
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 (HOCl) 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 has been studied
as well as
fungi. To learn more please visit our
research page and search by
microbe to find applicable research.
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.
Inactivating Microbial Contaminants
Water disinfection by electrochemical activation is not only more effective than conventional methods of water disinfection, but it is less expensive and environmentally friendly.
The conventional methods, which have seen extensive use over the last 100 years, include chlorine gas and chlorine solutions of sodium hypochlorite (bleach). Despite the vast
amount of experience gained over the years, these methods have disadvantages, including the cost of the chemicals and the large investment required for protection and safety equipment.
Electrolyzed water composed of mixed oxidants and hypochlorous acid 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.
EWCO electrolyzers eliminate the need for purchasing, transporting, storing, and preparing of toxic concentrated chemicals and can meet all the water disinfection needs of a processing plant by on-site
generation. Fish and seafood processors can switch to an environmentally friendly technology while saving time, space, and money.
Electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid eliminates common microbial contaminants:
Caliciviruses (including Norovirus)
Enterovirus (including polioviruses, coxsakieviruses, and echoviruses)