During the 1960-70’s, the wholesale use of new (and often underdeveloped) biocides as a weapon against micro-organisms in food production and healthcare was prevalent and it was not until the 1980’s when it was proven that these had caused serious biological and environmental harm that worldwide action was taken to largely ban the use of these toxic chemicals from use, although some remained such as formaldehyde and its derivatives (since removed from medical use as causing asthma and cancer).
Envirolyte has been actively involved in exploring the potential of anolyte as a replacement for chlorine which has been a most effective disinfectant for over a century, eradicating many harmful diseases caused by population growth and poor living conditions. However it has been documented and proved that chlorine when combined with organic material will produce dangerous carcinogenic products or side effects that do not allow widespread use of this chemical on safety or environmental grounds.
ELA-1200 generator in a hospital in Iran
Anolyte has since been used as a method of water treatment in commercial and industrial applications, including human waste treatment and oil exploration, ensuring that water courses and the environment have not been overly contaminated by the primary source.
Anolyte, a blend of electrolysed brine and water, has been developed by Envirolyte to provide a unique electrolyzed water biocidal liquid that provides the cleaning strengths and benefits of chlorine without the dangerous side effects, ensuring no toxic or other side effects to humans or animals.
As anolyte is biodegradable, it is therefore not detrimental to the environment or aquatic life.
Why is it better than the other biocides?Comparisons of sporicidal cold sterilant options
Anolyte biocidal tests (Log 10 reductions)3
1. 0.03% horse serum;
Identified hospital applications of anolyte but not limited to
Anolyte addresses major public health threats of
M.tuberculosis,MRSA, C.Difficile, E.coli, norovirus, HIV Polio virus, Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella and Legionella
Human and animal influenza, (including H5N1 avian influenza and H1N1 swine influenza)
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