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“The solutions generated have been proven to destroy micro-organisms very quickly and comprehensively – using only water and salt. They are highly effective against bacteria, viruses, spores and fungi, providing protection to water, surfaces, fabrics, foodstuffs and people”

Prof. Darren Reynolds of the Department of Biological,
Biomedical and Analytical Sciences at UWE

What is HOCL (Hypochlorous Acid)?

Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) is a weak acid, generated by specialist electrolysis cells from water and salt. HOCL is one of the most effective disinfectants available in dilute solution and is 80 to 120 times more efficacious than sodium hypochlorite (bleach). Because HOCL has no charge and has a relatively low molecular weight it is better able than the other chlorine-based disinfectants to penetrate the cell walls. It also reacts more rapidly than other chlorine-based disinfectants to oxidation reactions with organic matter, i.e. the critical components of microbial cells.

HOCl is very safe for humans to use – it is a compound that is naturally synthesized by macroorganisms (including of course humans) as part of our natural defence against infections. White blood cells – neutrophils – seek out invasive pathogens like bacteria and viruses and destroy them using hypochlorous acid, binding with the unsaturated lipid layer and disrupting the cellular integrity.

HOCl is a powerful oxidising agent, killing the complete spectrum of bacteria, viruses and spores by destroying the cell membranes and proteins.

HOCl is recognised and approved as a biocide in the EU, UK, the US, Australia and many more countries.

What are the benefits of HOCL?

There are multiple benefits of using HOCl as a disinfectant:

  • Very high microbial efficacy, from Log 4 (99.99%) reduction to Log 6 (99.9999%) reduction.

  • Kills bacteria, viruses, fungi, moulds and spores

  • Kills with a very rapid contact time – virtually instantaneous.

  • Non-toxic, non-hazardous and hypoallergenic

  • Completely safe to use round children, babies, the elderly and the immunocompromised

  • Safe to dispose of – there is no environmental impact of disposal as the solution reverts back to slightly salty water

  • Manufactured from natural and naturally sustainable resources – water and salt

  • Carries a very low carbon footprint

  • HOCl has no C.O.S.H.H (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) requirements for storage, handling or disposal

  • Requires no PPE for use and application

  • Can be applied as a solution, in mist or aerosol form, in ice form, and for dosing into water

  • Can be used to disinfect hard surfaces, fabrics, and for water treatment

Why Centrego HOCL?

Centrego designs, develops and manufacturers ECA and HOCl systems as well as producing HOCl for sale as disinfectant solutions. Our solutions use technology that maximises the efficiency of the conversion of salt to HOCl, leaving minimal salt residual in the activated solutions. We can bespoke our solutions to the retailers requirements – pH levels, ORP levels, concentrations.

While we specialise in producing the solutions wholesale, we work with retailers of the solutions to ensure that the correct labelling is applied to be compliant with ECHA and UK HSE regulations, and Trading Standards. Retailers can then brand the solutions with their own labels.

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