Electrolyzed Water FAQ

What is Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) ?

Hypochlorous acid is a free chlorine molecule with the molecular formula HOCl. It is the dominate free chlorine species in chlorine solutions that have a slightly acidic to neutral pH. View the "Electrolyzed Water" page for more information.

Is HOCl really natural?

Hypochlorous acid or HOCL is produced naturally by the white blood cells of all mammals, which includes you, and is used by white blood cells to kill invading microbial pathogens. 

How does HOCl interact with Bacteria?

HOCl is neutrally charged. Bacteria has negatively charged cell walls. Just like magnets, molecules with the same charge will repel each other. Negatively charged molecules of bleach are repelled by bacterial cell walls. This is not the case with HOCl, which is neutrally charged. HOCl easily penetrates bacterial cell walls. Hypochlorous acid either oxidizes the cell walls killing the bacteria or enters through the cell walls and destroying the vital components. 

How do you make HOCl?

Hypochlorous acid is made through the process of electrolysis. By passing an electrical current through water with a sodium chloride solution (NaCl), electrolyzed water is generated.

How does NatureChlor work?

Watch the Operation Video below!

How do I test my solution?

Each NatureChlor comes standard with Chlorine Test Strips and pH Test Strips. The Chlorine Test Strips measure Free Available Chlorine (FAC) in Parts Per Million (PPM).  The type of chlorine compound is directly affected by the pH level of the solution. In order for HOCl to be the dominate compound, a pH value of 5-7 is recommended.

Watch the Testing Video below!

NatureChlor Operation

Testing Your Solution