HOCl Science

A Natural, Safe Solution

Hypochlorous acid is one of the most effective known biocides. This weak acid with the chemical
name HClO or HOCl is the same chemical produced by the human immune system
to kill invasive organisms and fight infection.

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It’s a biocide so safe for humans and animals that we already have it in our bodies.

Before we explain the science, see this video clip of a white blood cell chasing down and engulfing invading bacteria. It shows what happens when our healthy immune systems tackle an unwanted microorganism. As you can see, the bacteria doesn’t stand a chance.

So how does it work? In a nutshell, these white blood cells (neutrophils) in the human immune system produce hypochlorous acid. This weak acid, which occurs naturally in the human body, kills invasive organisms through the myeloperoxidase-mediated peroxidation of chloride ions.

Our HOCl technology mimics the human immune system by producing hypochlorous acid (HOCl) to combat viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms. We produce HOCl through an electro-dialysis (ED) process, using salt and water.

Our technology is ground-breaking for three reasons:

    1. Our products are genuinely stabilized. They contain no artificial stabilizers, and are not managed decay products. This is due to the unique design of our electrochemical cell.

 

    1. Our cell design means our generator units do not need prolonged maintenance downtime.

 

  1. We can generate a high purity hypochlorous acid solution over a wide pH range. This is because our technology disrupts the conventional chlorine chemistry equilibrium where the chlorine species present is dependent on the pH of the solution and is a mixture of chlorine, hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite.