What Is Electrolyzed Water?
October 07, 2021 Leave a Comment
GenEon Technologies provides a broad range of cleaning and disinfecting solutions to become a safer alternative to chemical cleaners. We aim to simultaneously increase productivity and ensure a safer environment for everyone, from children to custodians and healthcare workers. To accomplish that goal, we harness the power of electrolyzed water, and the result is a system that makes sustainable cleaning and sanitizing a reality for all parts of the market. This technology is what allows us to meet the expectations of large facilities where the highest hygiene standards are imperative without adding to the risks of institutional cleaning. So, in essence, what is electrolyzed water, and what sets GenEon apart from other options?
The Basics of Electrolyzed Water
Electrolyzed water, activated water, or electrochemically activated water all refer to the technology that produces both grease-cutting cleaners and disinfecting solutions based solely on water and natural minerals. Its disinfecting power surpasses 80-200 times the effectiveness of chlorine bleach while remaining safe to people, animals, and environmental resources.
This technology results from the discoveries made by British chemist and physicist Michael Faraday almost 200 years ago. According to his findings, an electrical current is passed through a liquid, decomposing or breaking down molecules in a process called electrolysis. The process represented an alternative that was safe for people and prompted no waste of natural resources, to the point that it was used to irrigate and disinfect wounds in World War I. As described in an article published by Frontiers in Public Health titled "Electrolyzed Water Generated On-Site as a Promising Disinfectant in the Dental Office During the COVID-19 Pandemic
," the scope of electrolyzed water has expanded since its beginnings in the 1950s when it was mainly limited to the agricultural field and making its way to healthcare. In the following decades, it made its way into the food industry as a viable disinfectant against a broad spectrum of pathogens. Eventually, it was listed for use in food processing and open wound care by the Food Drug Administration (FDA).
Nowadays, electrolyzed water is a primary asset to upkeep the best hygiene conditions in many parts of the modern market. It is recognized as an effective disinfectant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The Science Behind Electrolyzed Water
Through the process of electrolysis, a diluted saltwater solution, namely a mix of tap water and dissolved sodium chloride, is subjected to an electrical current. The sodium ions are positively charged, while chloride ions are negatively charged.
The positive side of the charge electrochemically converts the chloride ion (Cl) to hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Hypochlorous acid is naturally produced by white blood cells to boost healing and protect the body. Its disinfecting power has been proven on bacterial, viral, and fungal human pathogens.
The negative side of the charge electrochemically converts the sodium ion (Na) into sodium hydroxide (NaOH), a cleaning compound often found in soaps and detergents. The result is a non-corrosive cleaner and degreaser that effectively removes dirt and stains without bleaching fabrics or damaging surfaces.
GenEon's on-site generation systems harness the power of electrolyzed water to fulfill their main goal: Provide cleaners and disinfectants free of the toxic ingredients that wind up harming the people we mean to protect.
Benefits of Electrolyzed Water as a Disinfecting Solution
Now that we're clear on the basics surrounding electrolyzed water disinfectants, let's take a closer look at the advantages you get when implementing them into your institutional cleaning routine:
- Simplicity: Through a system that's no bigger than a medicine cabinet, you can produce a glass and all-purpose cleaner, a heavy-duty cleaner/ degreaser, and a sanitizer. Additionally, GenEon has other systems that produce a Hospital Grade Broad-Spectrum disinfectant. All of this, without having to juggle different cleaning products. You can neutralize harmful pathogens in a simple process that improves productivity while reducing the risk of accidents.
- Savings: Through our on-site generation system, you can make your own cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants. This not only removes the costs involved in purchasing and shipping generic cleaners in bulk but also helps you get a return on investment in less than 12 months. Because of their chemical components, these products also need to be kept in storage, resulting in more expenses.
- Safety: In minutes, the HOCI disinfectants produced through electrolyzed water will kill 99.999% of harmful germs, viruses, and bacteria. These disinfectants have no harmful ingredients, so there's no need to worry about VOCs contaminating the air or toxic residues in drain water. GenEon's sustainable solutions pose no danger to people or the planet.
- Sustainability: Each stage involved in the development of our products reduces product waste, making cleaning and disinfecting practices safer for people, animals, and the environment. There's no extraction of raw materials involved in the creation of our products and our solutions does not add carbon emissions that result from product transportation. Because you simply have to refill our solution each time you need to clean and disinfect, there's no packaging waste and minimal container disposal.
It's been proven that electrolyzed water is effective at killing COVID-19, along with bloodborne pathogens like HIV and Hepatitis C. In fact, hypochlorous acid eliminates almost all types of harmful pathogens while remaining non-toxic to humans, as proven by decades of use in the treatment of open wounds.
Harness the Power of Electrolyzed Water with GenEon Technologies
GenEon's products and solutions promote safer cleaning and disinfecting. In the same vein, it uses a straightforward technology like electrolyzed water to improve standardized methods on all ends. Whether your main goal is higher productivity levels or more effective budget management, GenEon makes cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting ideal for your business. The Instaflow uses GenEon's on-site generation technology to produce the best solutions without wasting time or resources. Our Mist delivery system makes sure these disinfectants reach both open spaces and harder-to-reach areas without affecting your mobility or causing physical exertion. GenEon's disinfectants is effective at remediating germs and bacteria, including Listeria, MRSA, Staph, VRE, Pseudomonas, Norovirus, Salmonella, and E.coli O157:H7, Bacillus subtilis, Polio, Bacteriophage, and TB. Moreover, GenEon's disinfecting solution is registered in the EPA List N of products determined to kill SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) on surfaces.
GenEon Technologies harnesses the power of electrolyzed water to make sustainable cleaning and disinfecting the norm in all parts of the market. Our eco-friendly solutions are also cost-effective and easy to use, so they can be seamlessly introduced in your institutional cleaning system without putting a dent in your budget. You can always fill out the contact form on our website if you want to learn more about GenEon's on-site generation technology. With GenEon Technologies, you can create a safer environment using the safest cleaners and disinfectants.
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