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Electrochemistry and Electrolysed Water

Electrochemistry is the science which deals with the interrelationship of electrical currents, or voltages, and chemical reactions, and with the mutual conversion of chemical and electrical energy.
Electrolysed Water (EW) Technology is based on a new, previously unknown law of anomalous changes of reaction and catalytic abilities of aqueous solutions subjected to electrochemical unipolar (either anodic or cathode) treatment. EW is necessarily associated with alteration of its chemical composition, acidity and (or) alkalinity within a wide range.
That is why EW makes it possible to;

  • Exclude from routine technological processes, the regulation of solution properties with costly reagents;
  • Improve the quality of the treated substances;
  • Reduce the number and duration of technological CIP operations;
  • Decrease their labour-consuming nature;
  • Simplify the processes of water and sewage purification.

The above stated conditions of producing activated solutions can be realised only in special diaphragmatic cells, (round or square), which are the key elements of every Envirolyte or ECO unit.


Drawing of Envirolyte operational principle

The EW solutions produced by Envirolyte units (Anolyte and Catholyte) are channelled through canals and chambers and separated by the membranes. This unique patented process allows for a more even distribution of electrolyte (brine solution) within the volumes of the chambers and reduces the risk of the formation of stagnant zones when flow rates of electrolyte are high. The construction of the diaphragmatic cells also allows the highly effective evacuation of products of electrochemical and chemical reactions from the chambers.

Electrolyzed Water solutions

The Envirolyte units produce different modes of Electrolyzed Water solutions (anolyte and catholyte), depending on the working current strength, the velocities of the stream of electrochemically treated water and its distribution in the anode and cathode chambers.

A – Acidic ANOLYTE

Acidic Anolyte can be used wherever there is a need to disinfect or sterilise, in applications where the pH is unimportant and where there is no danger of corrosion. Anolyte is a very powerful disinfectant against all bacteria, viruses and algae even when it is diluted in water or sprayed in the air.

Regime Active chlorine mg/l pH ORP mV (redo-potential) Type of Envirolyte Generator
Acidic Anolyte ~500-700 2.0-3.5 ~1000-1200 Any Envirolyte EL or ELA unit designed and set for generating of acidic Anolyte
  • Acidic Anolyte is a colourless transparent biocidal liquid with a strong chlorine smell. It consists predominantly of chlorine (Cl2) with low pH and high ORP which all give it superior sporicidal and biocidal activity.
  • Active substances conform EC 98/8 and 03/2032 concerning the placing of biocidal liquids on the market.
Active substances CAS-No EINICS-No Wt/vol % Symbols
Sodium Chloride 7647-14-5 231-598-3 0.26% NaCl
Chlorine 7782-50-5 231-959-5 0.05% Cl2
Water 99.69% H20

ANK – Neutral ANOLYTE

Neutral Anolyte is used wherever pH is important (corrosion) and where possible evaporation of active chlorine cannot be avoided. Neutral Anolyte is very effective against bacteria and viruses and is mostly used to disinfect swimming pools, drinking water or other water sources. Besides Neutral Anolyte is widely used to disinfect / sterilise objects (floors, wall, tools, foodstuff, etc.).

Regime active chlorine mg/l pH ORP mV (redo-potential) Type of Envirolyte generator
Neutral Anolyte ~500-700 ~5.5-8.5 ~700-900 Any Envirolyte EL or ELA unit designed and set for generating of ANK-Neutral Anolyte
  • ANK – Anolyte is a colourless transparent biocidal liquid with a slight chlorine smell. It consists predominantly of Hypochlorous acid (HClO) and Hypochlorite ion (OCl-) wich give it superior sporicidal and biocidal activity.
  • Active substances conform EC 98/8 and 03/2032 concerning the placing of biocidal liquids on the market.
Active substances CAS-No EINICS-No Wt/vol % Symbols
Sodium Chloride 7647-14-5 231-598-3 0.26% NaCl
Hypochlorous acid 7790-92-3 232-232-5 0.05% HClO
Water 7732-18-5 231-791-2 99.69% H20

K – CATHOLYTE

Alkaline Catholyte has a pH between 11 and 13 and can be used for flocculation (e.g. of heavy metals), coagulation, washing, extraction. Furthermore this solution can be used to wash wounds (instead of using iodine) and wherever there is a need to increase pH level of the water to be treated.

Regime active chlorine mg/l pH ORP mV (redo-potential) Type of Envirolyte generator
Catholyte 0 11-13 ~-800-900 Any Envirolyte EL or ELA unit

It has been proved by the tests conducted by the National Industrial Fuel Efficiency Service Ltd. (NIFES) on behalf of the Scottish Borders Enterprise that anolyte and catholyte produced by Envirolyte unit have properties consistent with those claimed by Envirolyte Industries International Ltd.