Monday, July 15, 2024

Produce Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) Disinfectant In-House: It’s easier than you know!


With the new heightened focus on cleanliness and hygiene, businesses in every industry – small and large – are reviewing their in-house health and safety protocols. Many have implemented enhanced cleansing and disinfecting policies and procedures to keep staff, guests, and customers safe. More business owners have now discovered that, having in-house capability to produce hypochlorous acid disinfectant might help them better implement their enhanced safety protocols.

No Rocket Science Involved

As it becomes apparent that enhanced cleansing and sanitization regulations are here to stay – at least for the foreseeable future – many business owners are looking for alternates to the traditional disinfectants and sanitizers they use. From washing hands, to rinsing and cleaning raw food stock, to wiping-down counter tops and touch surfaces, businesses realize that the effectiveness of the disinfectant solution they use matters.

Now, there’s a new kid on the block – Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL), also known as Electrolyzed water. The only thing is that HOCL isn’t new at all! It’s been around for generations, and even forms part of our DNA. So, what’s exciting about HOCL that makes it any different than traditional bleach-based disinfectants? Two things:

  • There’s no rocket science behind how it’s produced. No secret formula. No secret recipe. It takes none of that to produce HOCL. All that’s needed is water, salt, and electricity
  • As if that wasn’t revolutionary enough, now businesses can manufacture their own hypochlorous acid disinfectant on their own premises. You don’t need a state-of-the-art laboratory. And you won’t need to spend a fortune digging foundations or building walls for your HOCL “factory”.

This no-rocket-science approach to producing the worlds most effective disinfectant means businesses can buy their own HOCL generating machine. Then, install it anywhere on your premises to produce your own supply of disinfectant for your enhanced cleansing protocol.

Lots of Science Involved

The convenience of modern-day science and technology has made HOCL manufacturing a “in-house” phenomenon – businesses don’t have to source disinfectant from 3rd party producers anymore! But even though the production doesn’t require business owners to be rocket scientists, the disinfectant solution produced has lots of science behind it.

Health and safety watchdogs, like the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have  approved HOCL as being an extremely powerful alternative to traditional bleach-based disinfectants. And Hypochlorous acid has been placed on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) register for use with crops, livestock’s and other food sources.

But there’s more science to back HOCL up as a safe alternate disinfectant for use in every business, across every industry. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) views HOCL as a potent microbicidal and antibiofilm for use in wound care. And it’s not just in the U.S. that hypochlorous acid is embraced as the disinfectant of choice. Scientists in the UK too, have overwhelmingly approved it’s use for public health and safety applications.

A No-brainer

Today, HOCL machines have made it so much easier for the commercial production of hypochlorous acid disinfectant. These machines are easy to install and easy to operate, and can be deployed anywhere – abord cruise ships, in schools, in cooling plants, food processing facilities, health care centers, hospitals, gyms…and anywhere else requiring enhanced disinfectant capability.