What is HOCL?

  • Is the chemical formula of Hypochlorous acid. A weak acid with a concentration comparable to that of a lemon.
  • In nature, it is an endogenous bactericide produced by the immune system to fight microorganisms that invade the body.
  • HOCL is a powerful oxidizing agent with the ability to kill microorganisms including: bacterial strains (Gram negative & Gram positive, aerobic, anaerobic, spore forming, MRSA,...), viruses and strains mushroom.
  • Discovered in the 1970s by electrolysis of salt solutions.
  • HOCL with the ability to kill microorganisms strong, safe and widely applied in many fields such as health care, food, environmental treatment.

History of HOCL electrolyzed water?

Michael Faraday invented the law of electric current and commercialized it in the 1870s. Invented in the laboratory in the 1970s by electro-chemical activation (ECA).

The initial electrolysis method is quite simple, using an electrolytic membrane to separate and create 2 compounds HOCL and NaOH. In the 1980s, double-diaphragm electrolysis technology was developed that yielded HOCL compounds with low by-product content.

In recent years, the 2-diaphragm electrolysis technology has been increasingly improved, making the product more stable and storing longer.

Why is HOCL able to kill microorganisms?

The bactericidal mechanism of HOCL is very simple, HOCL active ingredient with low charge easily penetrates inside the cell membrane of microorganisms (negatively charged) and destroys from the inside (microorganisms grow and develop). develop through Assimilation (absorption of matter across the cell membrane)).

While biocides such as Hypochlorite (NaOCL), alcohol or chemical disinfectants on the market have a different mechanism. Hypochlorite also has free chlorine, but in the formula of Hypochlorite there are negative charged ions. Therefore, time can affect the cell membrane of microorganisms for a long time and the rate of ions pushed away from microorganisms is large, leading to low bactericidal efficiency.

Alcohols & Bactericidal chemicals with the body break down microbial cells, so they have a bactericidal effect, but in the process of bactericidal, the above substances break the link between the body's cell membranes. As a result, the environment in contact with the disinfectant is damaged. Besides, there are many irritating and dangerous ingredients.

About the recommended concentration

Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) is non-irritating and stable in composition. The bactericidal effect is best when produced at high concentrations (60ppm).

About safety

HOCL does not corrode the surface of the objects in contact and does not affect the environment

In particular, HOCL is a mild acid, the pH is similar to that of citrus juice, so it is completely non-irritating when in contact with the skin, including the skin of infants, the mucous membranes of the eyes, the mouth area, and is non-toxic. when swallowed.

The outstanding features of HOCL

  • Clean, antibacterial, and deodorize.
  • Hypoallergenic, non-irritating, non-drying, non-greasy.