Electro-chemical Activation

A new branch of Electrochemistry

THE SCIENCE

ECA, or Electro-Chemical Activation technology, generates two end products on-site for the user: a state of the art non-toxic sanitizer/disinfectant and a mild detergent using only salt (NaCI), tap water (H2O) and electricity (240v). The sanitizer is a form of Free Available Chlorine, Hypochlorous Acid (HOCI) and the mild detergent is Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), both of which are non-toxic and 99.5% water.

Using ECA, a user can now generate their own sanitizers and detergent on-site, both of which can replace many, every-day use, standard, polluting and hazardous cleaning & maintenance products and reduce their chemical expenses.

We sell and distribute sterilization equipment based on Elecro-chemical Activation of brine solution.

Non-Chemical Regulation Of Water and Water Solutions Properties

A Scientific Innovation

Electro–chemical activation (ECA) is a new branch of electrochemistry. It solves important ecological problems of technological processes that are interconnected with the utilization of the water. It allows the use of purified biologically valuable drinking water, the manufacture of ecologically completely harmless, environmentally amicable and highly effective wash, disinfection, and sterilization solution. Beside this disinfecting-process, a positive, healthy effect on people takes place through the change of the redox potentials of the water. Thus the ECA technology allows us to receive biologically valuable drinking water with antioxidant, immunostimulating, antimutagenic properties. The technology is proved by reports of leading scientific institutions and in practice by long-term tests

Anolyte and Catholyte Solutions

The electro-chemical treatment of low mineralized watery solutions of the sodium-chloride NaCl (food-salt) converts them into ecologically friendly and highly effective washing, disinfecting and sterilizing solutions, Anolyte and Catholyte, that eliminate all kinds of damaging microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi) without their adaptation to solution. Anolyte solution is used for medicine, food-industry, agriculture, cooling towers, swimming pools, social and sport-facilities, household, local water-providers, disinfection of drinking water, disinfection in epidemically dangerous regions, track - and air-traffic and for wide areas of the political economy and society. Catholyte is used as a detergent to clean the premises.

Benefits of ECA

ECA is Environment Friendly; ECA is Non-Toxic and Non Invasive; ECA saves costs of user as ECA uses salt and water and reduces transportation and storage costs; ECA saves time of users due to shorter cleaning and disinfection cycle;

Comparative analysis of water disinfection methods

Methods Advantages Disadvantages
Basic disinfectants
Chlorine
Used as gas, re-quires the strictest safety measures
  • effective oxidant and disinfectant
  • effective at removing the bad tastes and odors
  • has an aftereffect
  • prevents the growth of algae and biofouling
  • breaks down organic compounds (phenols)
  • oxidizes iron and manganese
  • destroys hydrogen sulfide, cyanide, ammonia and other nitrogen compounds
  • increased demands for transportation and storage
  • the potential risk to health in case of leakage
  • the formation of disinfection by-products such as trihalomethanes (THMs).
  • forms bromates and organobromine disinfection by-products in the presence of bromides
Sodium hypo-chlorite
Used in liquid form (commercial solution concentration - 10 -12%), can be produced in site by electrochemical method.
  • effective against most pathogene micro-organisms
  • relatively safe during storage and use
  • when produced on the site, does not require transportation and storage of hazardous chemicals
  • ineffective against cysts (Giardia, Cryptosporidium)
  • loses activity with long storage,
  • potential danger of chlorine gas release in storage
  • forms disinfection byproducts, including trihalomethanes containing bromoform and bromates in presence of bromides
  • when produced on site requires either immediate use, or special measures to purify water and salt from heavy metal ions that allows to provide storage,;
  • during storage of NaClO solutions with active chlorine concentration greater than 450 mg / l and pH higher than 9 there is accumulation of chlorates
  • forms bromates and organobromine disinfection by-products in the presence of bromides
Chlorine dioxide
Produced only in the place of application. At present it is considered as the most effective disinfectant of the chlorine-containing chemicals for water treatment with higher рН.
  • effective in low doses
  • does not form chloramines
  • does not contribute to formation of trihalomethanes
  • destroys phenols that are the source of the unpleasant taste and odor
  • effective oxidant and disinfectant for all types of microorganisms, including cysts (Giardia, Cryptosporidium) and viruses
  • does not form bromates and bromorganic by-products of disinfection in presence of bromides
  • promotes removal of water from the iron and manganese by their rapid oxidation and precipitation of oxides
  • must be produced on-site
  • requires transportation and storage of flammable precursors
  • forms chlorates and chlorites
  • in combination with certain materials and substances leads to the appearance of specific, odor and taste
Chloramine
Produced only in the place of application. It is formed in result of interaction of ammonium with active chlorine compounds, used as disinfectant of prolonged action
  • has a stable and long-term after-effect
  • helps to remove unpleasant taste and odor
  • reduces the formation of trihalomethanes and other chlorinated by-products of disinfection
  • a weak disinfectant and oxidant in comparison with chlorine
  • ineffective against viruses and cysts (Giardia, Cryptosporidium)
  • disinfection requires high dosage and prolonged contact time
  • it is a danger to patients who use dialyzers as able to penetrate through the dialyzer membrane and affect erythrocytes
  • forms a nitrogen-containing by-products
Name and characteristics of disinfectant Advantages Disadvantages
Alternative disinfectants
Ozone
used for disinfection, discoloration, improvement of taste and odor
  • a strong disinfectant and oxidant
  • very effective against viruses
  • the most effective against Giardia, Cryptosporidium, as well as any other pathogenic microflora
  • helps to remove turbidity from water
  • removes off-flavors and odors does not form chlorinated trihalomethanes
  • forms by-products, including aldehydes, ketones, organic acids, bromine-containing trihalomethanes (including bromoforms), bromates (in presence of bromides), peroxides, bromoacetic acid
  • it is necessary to use the biologically active filters for removing by-products formed
  • does not provide a residual disinfectant action
  • requires a high initial cost of equipment
  • significant cost of operator training and maintenance of units
  • ozone reacting with the complex organic compounds splits them into fragments, that are nutrient medium for micro-organisms in the water distribution systems.
UV
The process is con-nected with UV-irradiation of water that is able to kill various types of microorganisms
  • does not require for transportation and storage of chemicals
  • without by-products
  • effective against cysts (Giardia, Cryptosporidium)
  • without residual action
  • requires large expenditures for equipment and maintenance
  • requires high operating (energy) costs
  • disinfecting activity depends on the water turbidity, hardness (formation of deposits on the lamp surface), deposition of organic contaminants on the lamp surface, as well as fluctuations in the electrical network, affecting the change in wavelength.
  • there is no traceability of water disinfection effectiveness.
Solution of oxidant from unit “Aquachlor”
Electrochemical syn-thesis of wet gas mixture of oxidants such as chlorine, chlorine dioxide, ozone, hydroperoxide compounds from sodium chloride solution
  • effective in low doses
  • does not contribute to formation of trihalomethanes
  • destroys phenols that are the source of the unpleasant taste and odor
  • effective oxidant and disinfectant for all types of microorganisms, including cysts (Giardia, Cryptosporidium) and viruses
  • does not form bromates and bromorganic by-products of disinfection in presence of bromides
  • promotes removal of water from iron and manganese by their rapid oxidation and precipitation of oxides
  • helps to remove turbidity from water
  • remove off-flavors and odors
  • does not require transportation and storage of hazardous chemicals.
  • requires the electric power, pressure, pressure lines of water supply
  • requires a small consumption of hydrochloric acid to clean the electrodes with the use of low quality salt (with a high content of ions of calcium, magnesium and iron), or systems for chemical softening of the parent solution of sodium chloride by sodium bicarbonate, for example,

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