The science behind Envirocleanse-A
The Science Behind Envirocleanse-A’s Effectiveness
Envirocleanse-A (ECA) is effective because of the hypochlorous acid present in the solution. Hypochlorous acid is naturally produced by the human body to fight microbes. Hypochlorous acid also is the prime disinfectant ingredient in chlorine-based disinfectants, like bleach.However, bleach can have harmful side effects. ECA extracted only the microbe destroying agent in chlorine-based disinfectants, as it is naturally produced in the human body. ECA is effective at destroying microbes and is harmless to humans and warm-blooded animals.
In order to maximize the effectiveness of the hypochlorous acid, Envirocleanse produces ECA with a pH between 6 - 7. As seen in the graph below, when the anolyte water is produced at such a neutral or slight acidic state, hypochlorous acid mainly is present.
If we were to produce the anolyte solution at a more acidic pH, closer to 2.0, then more chlorine gas would be present. Chlorine gas is toxic and needs to be added to water to form the disinfecting agent. When chlorine gas is added to water, the risk of THM’s also are present, which pose a threat. Along with more risks to the manufacturer and user of this anolyte solution, lower pH anolyte solutions are corrosive, while near-neutral pH anolyte solutions are not corrosive.
If we were to produce the anolyte solution at a more basic pH, closer to 10.0, there would be more sodium hypochlorite than hypochlorous acid. Sodium hypochlorite is the main ingredient in bleach. While sodium hypochlorite does disinfect, it requires more strength and careful handling than hypochlorous acid.
The production of Envirocleanse-A allows us to maximize the effectiveness of hypochlorous acid. Look at the chart below and see why hypochlorous acid is the most effective antimicrobial agent.