What Can You Use Hypochlorous Acid For?
You may be wondering why you haven't seen Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) in stores, especially since it is such a great cleaner used in so many industries, including the food and medical industries. Simply put, it has a relatively short shelf life, making it hard to distribute and sell in large stores. By making your own with our NatureChlor™, you can make HOCl on demand, guaranteeing you a fresh batch whenever you need it.
This process works by applying some electric current to a saltwater solution, using only a ¼ teaspoon of salt per quart of water. The current splits the molecules up into a disinfectant/sanitizer and a detergent. It is all non-toxic and works better than bleach, but, as mentioned earlier, it has a short shelf life.
In a short amount of time HOCl turns back into normal water and salt, and depending on storage conditions, that time can be as short as a week or two. So if you want to use it, you essentially have to make it yourself. Unfortunately though, the commercial equipment to do that can be costly, but that is where NatureChlor™ comes in: a low cost system to make your own, costing only pennies per batch over the lifetime of the unit. And, if you have previously purchased one of our hot tub systems, you already have the equipment to do so, thanks to the electrode that came with it.
HOCl, also sometimes called Electrolyzed Water, looks just like regular water. Since it is a sanitizer and not a soap-based product, it will not lather, make bubbles, or emit a strong smell. In other words, we are proud to say that our recipe does not include any extra chemicals for color, smell, or feel—it's just water, salt, and maybe vinegar if you need to lower the pH.