Kill Pathogens

Through Oxidation & Chlorination

Kill Pathogens

Using Hypochlorous Acid

Hypochlorous Acid

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCI) is a natural disinfectant that is 80 times more effective than sodium or calcium hypochloride  (typically called liquid chlorine or beach) in controlling microbes and virus in controlling microbes and viruses. 

It is non-toxic and safe on skin and eyes (in fact, health workers in Korea would take showers in hypochlorous acid while they were fighting the COVID pandemic).  And most importantly, it can be generated from water, salt and electricity, meaning that you can create it in your home or office.  Hypochlorous acid generators can now be installed at your site, and Hypo Africa is focused on helping you get them. 

About HOCI

Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is naturally produced by white blood cells of all mammals. It plays an important role in the immune system killing pathogens through oxidation and chlorination. Hypochlorous acid can also be produced through a process called electrolysis. 

Electrolysis is a technique that uses a direct electric current (DC) to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction. Specifically engineered electrolysis cells can generate a solution of free chlorine species by running electricity through NaCl (table salt) and water.

About Us

Hypo Africa is a trade name of Waterbuck Partners Incorporated, a US company with a decade of experience in funding and developing African businesses.  Waterbuck Partners is a sister company of African Energy, the largest distributor of solar products in Africa.  

Hypo Africa’s purpose is to create a market channel for the distribution of high quality on-site generators of hypochlorous acid and chlorine for disinfection and sanitation in Africa.  We work with local partners to provide technology and generators on a rental or hire purchase basis. 

Centuries old natural disinfection

  • Hypochlorous acid is produced by our white blood cells as a biocide 
  • It can be generated on your premises with salt , water and electrolysis 
  • It is effective against viruses such as COVID 19, bacteria and fungus
  • It can be sprayed , fogged or mixed with water
  • Approved by the USDA and FDA for use on food
  • Leaves no film, residue or smell 
  • Not poisonous or hazardous

How do you get your own generator?

Hypo Africa provides generators from reputable manufactures on a lease, hire purchase, or outright purchase basis.

Generators range in size from several litres per hour at 200 ppm to several hundred litres per hour at 1,000 ppm.  The choice of generator depends on your needs, and rental prices range from USD$80 per month to $1,500 per month.

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A partial list of pathogens controlled using Hypochlorous acid




Enterococcus E. coli