Simply put, ‘green chemistry’ is about designing effective formulas that don’t use or produce harmful substances. For The EcoChemist, this means harnessing the power of electrochemistry.
It’s a deceptively simple but incredibly clever technology that makes The EcoChemist range so unique.
By using electrochemistry, we can produce a range of super effective products that are safer for people and tough on germs too.
Pathogens (more commonly known as germs) are inactivated by atomic oxygen (O) – a compound that forms when hypochlorous acid (HOCL) disassociates in electrolysed water. HOCL can be made in two ways:
Hypochlorous acid from brine is what’s known as an ‘electro-chemical oxidation’. Because it’s created in electrolysed water, the electrical energy that passes through the solution helps the molecules divide into different components.
While the by-products of many conventional chemical processes can prove toxic or harmful to humans, electrochemistry only produces salt and water, making it a safer alternative overall.
Chemical Process – Calcium Hypochlorite
Electrochemical Process – Electrolysis of brine