Anolyte HOCl Disinfectant

Anolyte HOCl works the same way as the human immune system. When the body is under attack from invading bacteria and viruses, the immune system immediately responds by sending neutrophils (white blood cells) to the invasion site.

Neutrophils are one of the body’s main defences against bacteria and, once activated, produce large amounts of a mixed oxidant solution which is effective in eliminating invading microbes and pathogens.

This weak acid, which occurs naturally in the human body, is called hypochlorous acid and it is a potent disinfectant. It is non-toxic to humans and is highly effective as an antimicrobial agent with rapid action. Hypochlorous acid is widely recognized as one of the most effective known biocides.

In detail, the system consists of an electrolysis cell containing two electrodes, a cathode and an anode, separated by a diaphragmatic membrane.
In the cell is injected an aqueous solution consisting of filtered and softened water and, depending on the application, sodium chloride (NaCl, salt) or potassium chloride. With the use of electricity with predefined and controlled amperage and voltage values, the cell produces an electrically-activated liquid, Anolyte, with high disinfection power that can be used in a variety of applications.

Electro-activated solutions produced by the system are respectively:

  • Acid Anolyte is a very strong oxidizing and disinfecting agent and can be used wherever there are no constraints on the pH value (in the absence of corrosion hazards). Acid Anolyte acts extremely quickly and effectively against all bacteria, viruses, spores, moulds, fungi and algae, even if diluted in water or nebulized;
  • Neutral Anolyte is used wherever a neutral pH (corrosion risk) is needed. Neutral Anolyte is extremely effective against a wide range of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, spores, moulds and fungi;
  • Catholyte is a powerful reducing agent, it is alkaline and is an excellent detergent liquid .
  • It has a high ORP (oxidation-reduction potential) value of between 850 and 1200 mV, obtained thanks to the numerous oxidizing compounds present in large quantities but each with low concentration; this peculiarity allows Anolyte to have much greater efficacy than chloramines, sodium hypochlorite and most other disinfectant and sterilizing agents;
  • It is a powerful biocidal product that kills pathogenic, viral and fungal microorganisms (Staphylococcus aureusLegionella Pneumophila, Pseudomonas AeruginosaBacillus CereusEscherichia coliListeriaSalmonellaHepatitis B virusvirus PoliovirusHIVAdenovirusNoroviruspathogenic TuberculosisDermatomycoses and other);
  • Thanks to the mixture of various metastable active ingredients of which it is composed, Anolyte eliminates the ability to adapt the microorganisms to its bactericidal effect, thus not allowing the developing resistance;
  • Has a low concentration of active oxygen and chlorine compounds, which guarantees absolute safety and non-toxicity to humans and animals, even after prolonged use of the Anolyte;
  • Can be applied in the liquid form, ice or aerosol (mist), in pure or diluted form;
  • Contrary to other disinfectants, it can be used as a multifunctional solution at all levels of disinfection, both as a detergent and as a sterilizer at the same time;
  • Degrading various organic compounds in harmless residues;
  • After its use, it degrades spontaneously without leading to the formation of toxic xenobiotic (the synthesis products in biology);
  • Does not require any neutralization prior to disposal;
  • Does not require special handling attention;
  • Can be used in all stages of disinfection (Anolyte) and cleaning (Catholyte);
  • At recommended concentrations, does not bleach materials and surfaces;
  • Are hypoallergenic;
  • Have a quick action;
  • Their production only develops water, hydrogen and oxygen
  • Generated by-products are not toxic, are environmentally friendly and do not leave chemical residues;
  • Can be generated in situ by eliminating the handling and storage of chemicals;
  • Can be safely disposed of in sewage systems

CAS – 7782-50-5 – No authorisation or derogation needed


Active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis (Redefined from Active Chlorine: manufactured by the reaction of hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite produced in situ) Generation at point of use only. Bottling and supply is covered by ‘Active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid’.
Active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid (Redefined from Active Chlorine: manufactured by the reaction of hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite produced in situ) Covers bottling and supply of ‘Active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis’.

Jargon Buster

Common jargon used in disinfection industry

ECA is Electro Chemical Activation and has been used for over a century, although it was only commercialised over the last few decades.
The transformation of low mineral salt solutions into an activated metastable state, by electrochemical unipolar action, generates two separate and distinct compounds, generically termed anolyte and catholyte which correspond to their derivative electrode chambers:

  • the anodic (positive charge) solution contains a variety of oxidants, including hypochlorous acid
  • the cathodic (negative charge) solution develops detergent properties and contains sodium hydroxide.

The use of electrolysis for the production of reductant-oxidant solutions is used in the processes of water purification and decontamination, as well as for transforming water or diluted electrolyte solutions into environmentally friendly anti-microbial, washing, extractive and other functionally useful solutions.
This is largely due to ECA high activity, use of cheap raw materials and ease of production.
The system produces a liquid disinfectant, non-toxic and degradable, capable of destroying bacteria, spores, viruses, moulds, yeasts, fungi, biofilms (biological incrustations) on pipes and removing odours. Its operation requires only water, Sodium or Potassium Chloride (salt) and electricity.

Electrolised Water

In relationship to fogging appliances, the device electrically charges the disinfectant particles as they are ejected from the nozzles. The charged micro particles are statically drawn to the reverse side of objects which maximizes the disinfectant coverage to both the surface facing and the obscured face.

The ability to produce a desired or intended result

Hypochlorous Acid also known as Anolyte.

Tiny droplets, the use of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale for industrial purposes.
Used as a prefix, “nano” denotes 10-9, just as “kilo” denotes 103 and “milli” 10-3. A nanometer is therefore equal to a billionth of a meter i.e. 0.000000001 m. A single atom is about 0.1 nm in size.

Abbreviation to measure of the cleanliness of the water and its ability to break down contaminants.
Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) is a measurement of sanitizer effectiveness in water. ORP is an electronic measurement–in millivolts (mV)–of the ability of a chemical substance to oxidize or reduce another chemical substance.

PEP performance enhancing powder. A PEP of Sodium Bicarbonate additive to balance pH of HOCl. Naturally occurring, soluble strong alkali, non-toxic substance in white powder form used to neutralise acid and increase efficacy of the HOCL.

Abbreviation for parts per million: The amount of a chemical in relation to the substance that contains it:
Applications & Concentrations

Our Anolyte Dispenser And Maker (A.D.A.M.) is able to produce different concentrations of Anolyte HOCl to suit the desired application / use:

50 ppm (MILD)

Personal care and Surface disinfection

100 ppm (regular)

Fogging & Misting

150 ppm (strong)

Equipment & Instruments

Typical Uses of Anolyte HOCL

Safe to Use and free of harmful chemicals

“Rooms sanitised with Anolyte HOCl have significantly lower bacterial counts than rooms that underwent standard cleaning and disinfection.”

Surface Application

“Anolyte HOCl specifically used for hand sanitizers is effective against bacteria & viruses at 100- to 200-ppm strength.”

Hand Santising

“Used as a mouth rinse in Dentistry, HOCl significantly reduces bacteria on toothbrushes and is effective as a mouthwash.”

Mouth Rinse

“HOCl has been shown to be an effective agent in reducing wound bacterial counts in open wounds”

Wound Care

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