A breakthrough in chemical engineering can now generate consistently high-quality, pure HOCl from unassuming food grade precursors to produce the biocidal disinfectant Blue-Lyte®. The technology used to produce Blue-Lyte® is based on the electrochemical activation of water (ECA technology, described below), and has been developed in line with the world trend to reduce the amount of chemicals used to purify, disinfect or sterilize water, air or any other medium.
Until recently, HOCl has simply been thought of as a transient byproduct in the ubiquitous chlorine chemical family. However, HOCl generated by ECA technology carries with it fewer negative hydroxides than the previous HOCl formed via disassociation from sodium hypochlorite. Because of this, ECA-generated HOCl behaves uniquely and must be considered separately from chlorine. HOCl as a stand-alone chemical, separate from chlorine, has not been available in the market until now. This breakthrough results in a need for a paradigm shift in biocidal approaches. HOCl is an “old”, well-appreciated chemical but is now “Ultra-Lyte®” in availability as Blue-Lyte® with possibilities and applications that many consider revolutionary and disruptive.
Blue-Lyte® is manufactured through validated processes and devices in accordance with EPA and ISO standards. Not only can Blue-Lyte® be produced in large volume (making onsite production of Blue-Lyte® commercially attractive), it also has an extended shelf life as a result of using a rectified AC-voltage on the patented Electrolytic Cell.
The general product specification of Blue-Lyte® is:
• pH 6.5 adjustable by the operator
• Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) > 800mV
• EC 5-15ppm (varies with the amount of free available chlorine)
• Free Available Chlorine (FAC) 50-500 ppm, adjustable by the operator
The active oxidizer present in Blue-Lyte® is HOCl.