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Frequently Asked Questions About Electrolyzed Water

How long does hypochlorous solution remain as hypochlorous solution, before turning back to water?

        In a closed container, it is good for at least a week.  In an open container like a bucket or other area 24 hours, floor washers ~4 hours.

What is the main difference between this product and bleach?

​        Bleach is Sodium hypochlorite which is what you'd get when you use these solutions together.  When Bleach goes into water, it mixes with the water molecules and forms hypochlorous - another name for it is free active chlorine as it is the part of the chlorine that kills/disinfects.  But the main difference is the toxic nature of bleach versus the safe non-toxic nature of the hypochlorous solution.

If it kills bacteria on contact how does it not kill healthy cells on contact?

        If you are trying to disinfect surfaces, air, etc., the HOCl attacks bacteria, whether good or bad.  However, the important thing is to kill the bad bacteria as there are no negative results in killing the "good" bacteria.  Furthermore, in the human body, HOCl works to kill the "bad" bacteria, but not the good bacteria as the HOCl is called to action against the invading germs.

Will HOCI cause corrosion of Stainless Steel?

        The HOCl is at a neutral pH and will not affect most stainless steel.  I say most because there are some cheaper grades of stainless steel out there and it might have an effect.  If HOCl is in a wash sink, it won't affect the stainless below the water line.  However, you might notice some corrosion in the cheaper stainless above the water line.  That is because the HOCl wants to be a gas and so dissipates out of the water.

If HOCI kills bacteria on contact how does it not kill good bacteria?

        If you are trying to disinfect surfaces, air and other areas, the HOCI attacks all bacteria whether good or bad. In these instances, the important thing is to kill the "bad" bacteria as there is not negative results in killing "good" bacteria. In the human body on the other hand, HOCI works to kill "bad" bacteria, but not the "good" bacteria as the HOCI is called to action against invading germs.

What is the return on investment (ROI) of implementing a system like this?

      This will vary depending on the application but in most cases the system will pay for itself in less than one year and all subsequent years the savings fall right to the bottom line.  This doesn't include the healthy aspects that your employees will experience.