What is HOCl?

Quick Facts 

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.

Research Publications 

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