Applications for Hypochlorous Acid (HOCI)

HOCl is more effective than sodium hypochlorite (bleach) in killing pathogens.  Pathogens will eventually develop resistance to chlorine bleach, but they are unable to develop resistance to hypochlorous acid. 

Over 300 research articles accessible HERE 

Other names for hypochlorous acid include HOCl, Anolyte, Electrolyzed Water, Electrolytically Generated Hypochlorous Acid, Neutral Electrolyzed Water(NEW), Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water (EOW),Electro-chemically Activated Water(ECA), Super-oxidized water(SOW). 

Most of these are brand names used by companies who are trying to distinguish their products.  Whatever you call it, hypochlorous acid is very versatile.


The number of possible applications is almost infinite.
Below is a shortlist of some industries that use hypochlorous acid now

Dental Offices

Disinfect spaces and chairs immediately, sanitize tools and water lines, use as a topical antibiotic


Very effective hand sanitation and space disinfection without residue or allergy

Hospitality/ Hotels

Quick, effective and affordable sanitation for every point (rooms, restaurants, public areas, laundry, pool, bar, etc.)

Hospital Sanitation

Surface, hand, tool sanitation through washing, fogging and wiping

Swimming Pools

An excellent form of pool water treatment without side effects of hypochlorite chlorine.

Beverage Bottling Plants

Superior, fast equipment sterilization without chemical residue

Produce Processing

Control and prevent bacteria with spray-on, leave on natural product


Quick and affordable sanitation for front and back of the house without odour


Disinfect and odour control in produce, butchery, check-out lines

Poultry Farming and Processing

Control of virus and pathogens to improve survival rate and bird weight


Water dosing and spraying to reduce mastitis, scours, hoof and skin infections

Seafood Processing

Control bacteria such as salmonella or E. coli and improve water quality

Food Contact Surfaces

Safely and rapidly disinfect surfaces without chemical residue

Biofilm Elimination

Cleans pipelines, valves, sensors clogged by bacterial collective

Livestock Feed Treatment

To prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria in feedstuffs

Water Treatment

Superior water purification without residue or chlorine smell

Commercial Laundry

Rapid, effective complete disinfection of clothing