What is HOCl?
HOCl is the scientific formula for hypochlorous acid, a weak acid similar to that of a mild citrus juice.
HOCl is made naturally by white blood cells in all mammals for healing and protection.
HOCl is a powerful oxidant that is effective against invading bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Generating HOCl by running electricity through a solution of saltwater was discovered in 1970s.
HOCl is now used in healthcare, food safety, water treatment, and general sanitation.
How is HOCl made?
History of Electrolysis
Michael Faraday founded the laws of electrolysis and it became commercially available in the 1870s.
Generating HOCl from the electro-chemical activation (ECA) of salt water was developed in the 1970s.
Early ECA technology used membranes to force saltwater into two solutions of HOCl and NaOH.
In the 1980s, single stream systems were developed that produced one solution of HOCl without byproduct.
In recent, single stream systems have been innovated to last longer and generate more stable solutions.
Over 30 years of Research on Hypochlorous Acid Research by Microbial Pathogen
Listeria - Over 70 Research Publications
E. coli O157:H7 - Over 60 Research Publications
Salmonella - Over 50 Research Publications
Staphylococcus - Over 30 Research Publications Research by Industry
Produce - Over 120 Research Publications
Poultry - Over 30 Research Publications
Seafood - Over 30 Research Publications
Medical - Over 20 Research Publications