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Why use electrolyzed water for cleaning?

Electrolyzed or ionized water

Water has always been the cleaning agent par excellence, as it is harmless to humans and the environment. However, it lacks the properties needed to properly clean and degrease surfaces. Its high surface tension and inability to dissolve fats make it difficult to achieve effective cleaning performance. This is why it is often necessary to add chemical compounds called surfactants. They are used to increase the washing power of water by lowering its surface tension and enabling oils and fats to be solubilized.

What's in it for electrolyzed water?

An ecological alternative to traditional cleaning products is emerging in the sector, offering an innovative solution to reduce environmental impact while ensuring effective cleaning and disinfection performance.

L’ajout de tensioactifs dans les produits de nettoyage peut avoir des répercussions néfastes sur l’environnement, malgré les propriétés bénéfiques qu’ils apportent à l’eau. Cependant, une technique révolutionnaire basée sur l’électrolyse de l’eau ouvre de nouvelles possibilités. En effet, cette méthode permet de créer un agent de nettoyage et de désinfection puissant sans recourir à des substances tensioactives.

The electro-activation of water or electrolyzed water is nothing new, dating back to the early 19th century, when it was first observed by scientist Michael Faraday in 1859. However, it wasn't until the 1950s that the first machine capable of electrolyzing water was developed. This technology, initially developed for agriculture to reduce the use of fungicides, soon found applications in other sectors, including medicine.

Using electrical current, this non-chemical method breaks down certain compounds, with electrolyzed water offering a cleaning and disinfecting solution without the need for harsh chemicals. With growing awareness of the importance of preserving the environment, water electrolysis is emerging as a sustainable and effective alternative in professional cleaning. (Read more)

Place des eaux ionisées acide et neutre dans l’éventail des produits désinfectants

The main disinfectants are divided into different classes:

The oxidizer category, which includes :

Peracetic acidwhich is composed of hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid. It is currently the solution of choice for cold disinfection. Handling this product requires protective equipment and an adequate ventilation system.

Le dioxyde de chlore qui possède les mêmes propriétés que l’acide peracétique, mais c’est un produit très irritant.

La catégorie des aldéhydes avec : 

Le glutaraldéhyde

Orthophthalaldehyde (OPA) at 0.55% has excellent antibacterial activity and takes less time than glutaraldehyde to eliminate microorganisms. This solution stains gray proteins, including skin, so care should be taken when handling it.

Flammable alcohols

They cannot therefore be used in large quantities. What's more, they are not effective on spores.

Phenols

They are particularly irritating to the skin.

Quaternary ammoniums

The latter are surface-active substances with detergent and antibacterial properties, but with a narrower spectrum of activity than glutaraldehyde. They are also irritating to the skin and mucous membranes at concentrations above 0.1%, and can cause damage to treated materials.

Electrolyzed water

Within this range of disinfectants, acidic and neutral electrolyzed waters are solutions with a broad spectrum of activity. Their main advantages are that they are non-irritant, non-toxic and require no special equipment.

Aquabio, 100% ecological disinfectant

Aquabio is a fully biodegradable, liquid electrolyzed water-based, broad-spectrum (virucidal) mist disinfectant for surfaces and equipment. Biocidal product, TP2, TP3 and TP4 for private or professional use.

Product complying with the decree of 08/09/1999 and subsequent texts concerning products for disinfecting equipment that may come into contact with foodstuffs.