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What is eWater and How Does it Work?

December 14th, 2021 | 6 min. read

What is eWater and How Does it Work?

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Often when we hear about something that seems too good to be true, we label it as one thing.

Hocus Pocus.

And when we start talking about eWater and how it works, some people believe it’s just a magic trick. Because, how on earth does salt, water, and electricity create an effective and sustainable cleaning solution?

Though it may not sound like it, it’s actually quite simple - electrolysis technology.

In fact, eWater is a highly successful technology that was discovered over 100 years ago.

But what’s this got to do with you?

Well, commercial cleaning and sustainability actually go hand-in-hand.

The days of our cleaners using harmful chemicals like bleach are over.

The benefits of having a safer, healthier, and environmentally friendly workplace are vast, and can be achieved using this type of green cleaning technology.

We understand that you may have a few unanswered questions circling your mind right about now. This is why this article will go through the 3 main points that will best answer your questions and also explain why we think the eWater system is a first-rate choice for cleaning any workplace, big or small.

  • What is it?
  • How does it work?
  • How it helps you be more sustainable

And…trust us, by the end of this article, you won’t ever want your cleaners to use typical cleaning chemicals again!

What is eWater?

What would you say if I came up to you and said, “There is one type of cleaning system out there that can produce 4 different types of cleaning solutions.”

Would you be shocked? I mean, no way, right?

Because I certainly would be unconvinced! Well, at least I was initially.

But it’s true (how awesome is that!).

Forget about the days where your cleaner needs to use multiple types of chemicals on different stains/germs.

The eWater system provides a ready-to-use, on-demand supply of disinfectant, cleaning, and sanitising solutions. It’s even been found that electrolysed water is up to 80 times more effective at killing pathogens, bacteria, and other microbial elements than your conventional alternatives e.g. bleach. Yes, even COVID-19.

And as a bonus, it’s safer to use (no harsh chemicals) and can help you be more sustainable!

eWater is organic and GECA certified and can be used to clean a variety of surfaces including:

  • Bathrooms
  • Floors
  • Glass and stainless steel
  • All types of surfaces
  • Bins
  • Furniture

So what are the different types of cleaning solutions I can have from the eWater system?

Let’s find out!

The 4 eWater cleaning solutions

This system really defies expectations.

Your cleaner will be equipped with 4 versatile solutions that they can use for any type of cleaning occurrence.

  1. eWater Disinfectant – A commercial-grade disinfectant that is proven by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration to kill COVID-19. It is best used on all types of hard surfaces.

  2. eWater Neutral – A pH-neutral sanitising cleaner that is best used to get rid of odours, and cleaning floors and bathrooms. Essentially, the neutral solution is the perfect fit for all those areas where a clean and sanitary environment is crucial.

  3. eWater Sanitiser – An antibacterial and effective sanitiser for surfaces and contact applications. Recent research has found that the eWater sanitiser kills viruses by “inactivating surface proteins, destroying the virus envelope, inactivating key enzymes, and destroying viral RNA.” By possessing the ability to do this, eWater sanitiser has a broad biocidal (has an active substance that is intended to destroy undesired organisms) effect against all those nasty things none of us like e.g. bacteria, fungi, etc.

  4. eWater Cleaner – A multi-purpose agent that cuts through grease, grime, and dirt. Because it leaves no residue, it’s ideal for use on all surfaces, glass, etc.

There’s really nothing it can’t clean!

But how does this system even work? How is it producing 4 cleaning solutions?

That’s exactly what we’re going to dive into in the next section.

What’s the science behind eWater?

Before we get into it, I want to let you know that this section is going to be quite nerdy so bear with us.

After all, we need to get into the science behind eWater, so you know exactly how it works.

eWater is produced using world-leading electrolysis technology with the simple ingredients of only salt (NaCl), tap water (H2O), and electricity. As a solution, eWater contains a high concentration of Hypochlorous Acid (HCIO) – familiar for its disinfectant properties.

Although most of us associate ‘acid’ as being bad or harmful, this solution is actually certified organic, contains no fragrances, additives, or other tough chemicals. HCIO is also capable of eliminating a wide range of bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms.

How is this possible?

Well, because HCIO has a low molecular weight, it’s able to penetrate the cell walls better than other disinfectants.

Sounds like magic so far, right?

Let’s dig a little deeper and see how the on-demand and on-site system produces this solution.

The eWater technology works by passing regular tap water into two chambers, one with a positive electrical charge, and the other with a negative charge. From here, a dilute salt solution is introduced to a chamber containing two electrodes that segregate the ions formed.

During this electrolysis process, two liquids are formed:

  • Sodium hydroxide – created from the positive charge. This solution is a highly effective degreaser that is ideal for breaking down oils and proteins.
  • Hypochlorous acid – created from the negative charge. This acidic solution is a powerful anti-microbial sanitiser that is “80-100 times stronger than household bleach.”

The activated solutions are both naturally biodegradable and revert to NaCl and H2O after extended contact with organic material.

It’s a pretty cool cleaning system, right?

If you’re looking at eliminating all chemicals used at your site, providing your cleaners with a safe-to-use solution, and looking at improving your workplace’s sustainability goals, then this is the solution for you.

How does eWater help you be more sustainable?

You may be wondering, “What does this cleaning system have to do with me? What can I benefit from it?”

The answer – sustainability of course!

In recent years, many of us have been finding ourselves wanting to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

After all, we have to look after our home – Earth.

Using an eWater system will actually reduce your businesses chemical and carbon footprints, along with reducing environmental chemical contamination. And because eWater has no toxic chemicals or disposable packaging, it is biodegradable which means no nasty residues are entering our wastewater systems.

What about some data or figures?

Well, since eWater was introduced, it has “prevented 75 million litres of chemicals from entering the supply chain in Australia and diverted millions of plastic containers and other packaging from landfill.”

You want a sustainable and natural cleaning system that will yes, be better for your cleaners, but also be better for your workplace’s sustainability goals.

Why the eWater system is the best option for your workplace

eWater is certainly not hocus pocus or some magic trick.

By using a list of 3 key ingredients (tap water, salt, and electricity), an effective and efficient cleaning solution is created. Long gone are the days of your cleaners using multiple chemicals to clean.

Not only this, but eWater also contributes to your overall sustainability goals. How awesome would it be to reduce your businesses chemical and carbon footprints?

Pretty awesome I’d say!

Although there was a lot of information to get through within the article, we hope that you have a better understanding of how the eWater cleaning system works and its benefits.

If you have more questions about eWater, or you would like to talk to the team at In-Tec about other sustainable cleaning systems, then schedule a call with us.

Let’s talk green cleaning!


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