Given our current heightened sense of health safety protocols, there’s a growing recognition of the role of disinfectants and sanitizers. The use of hypochlorous acid sanitizer has, however, emerged as a powerful response to the dual challenge of producing and disseminating sanitizers – especially in large venues or remote settings, such as cruise ships and mobile events. So, what has made this breakthrough possible? Well, it’s the bundling of proven science, that’s been with us for over 180-years, and cutting-edge technology.
Breakthrough…But Nothing New
It might surprise many, but there’s nothing new to this “breakthrough” science of producing the world’s most powerful disinfectant. Yes, there’s unprecedented advance in the technology used to manufacture hypochlorous acid products. Compared to earlier generations products, they’re:
- More effective (“powerful”)
- Cost-effective to produce
- Broader-based in their application
However, while hocl manufacturing technology certainly evolved, the science remains grounded in research from the 1840s! It was back then that an industrial chemist, named Antoine Jérôme Balard, first proposed the use of chlorine as a bleaching compound. That research has stood the test of time, and still forms the basis for disinfecting the water supply in most of the world today.
What modern hypochlorous acid sanitizer research has done, is to take that proven science, and extend it beyond what anyone might have imagined. While the world continues to seek alternatives to fighting the COVID-19 crisis, hocl based disinfectants remain a potent and powerful ally in that endeavor. Based on the effectiveness of modern technology, and the efficacy of the science underlying the production of hocl, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has included it on its List N disinfectants for COVID-19-related disinfection.
This combination, of proven science and technology, makes the use of hypochlorous acid products the perfect sanitization product of choice for a broad array of applications, including:
- Hospitals, surgeries, clinics, and emergency medical centers
- Dining places, such as bars, hotels, restaurants, and diners
- Plants for processing food and other edibles
- Onboard cruise ships, pleasure craft, and trains
- In places where masses of employees, visitors and guests gather, including shopping malls, public service delivery buildings (courts, municipal offices etc.)
- Public housing complexes, schools, and universities
- Rotating performances, like circuses, fair grounds, and exhibitions
Hocl’s non-toxic, chemical-free, and non-irritant properties further enhance its stature as a safe and effective disinfectant. This is especially important when sanitizing environments where some of the most vulnerable population congregate, such as child care centers, elder care homes, hospitals, and health care settings.
Bundled Convenience and Efficiency
Another challenge, that today’s disinfection needs pose for organizations, is the logistics related to production and dissemination of an effective sanitization agent. And hypochlorous acid sanitizer machines have addressed both those challenges.
Small-footprint hocl production machines make it convenient to have an in-house capacity to produce disinfectant on a mass scale. This means organizations no longer buy thousands of bottles or tubes of sanitizer each month. An unlimited quantity is always available on-premises. As for dispersants, Hocl foggers make it ideal to sanitize and disinfect large surfaces across any venue. This technique (fogging) is safe for staff, and safe for the environment too.