What is Electrochemical
Activation Technology (ECA)?
PathoSans electrochemical activation (ECA) technology improves upon some deficiencies of the original methods of electrolyzed or activated water solutions. (Electrolyzed or activated water refers to the original methods of creating cleaning and sanitizing solutions through the electrolysis of ordinary softened water.) Since, mineral content can vary from tap to tap, PathoSans ECA technology softens or conditions the tap water and introduces a controlled amount of sodium carbonate prior to electrolysis to ensure that mineral content is at an acceptable level for consistent activation. The result is PathoClean, a consistently powerful alkaline cleaning solution (sodium hydroxide), and PathoCide, a mildly acidic sanitizer and disinfectant solution (hypochlorous acid). Whereas traditional electrolyzed or activated water blended these two solutions, PathoSans technology splits the solutions allowing for greater efficacy and superior cleaning and sanitizing.
The PathoSans Difference:
ECA Water Technology
PathoSans improves upon previous electrochemically-activated water technology by eliminating the need for pumps to carry the salt brine through an ECA generator. Instead of worrying about costly maintenance on mechanically unreliable pumps, PathoSans relies on the law of gravity to do the work. PathoSans also keeps the salt brine separate from the ECA solutions by pulling the sodium and chloride ions through ion exchange membranes, which results in more pure cleaning and disinfecting solutions.
What is On-Site
On-site generation or OSG refers to the creation of cleaning solutions through the use of ECA water technology on demand and on site. Instead of relying on off-site, conventional chemical manufacturers and distributors, OSG and ECA allow you to cut costs while creating and using your own safer and more effective cleaning solutions.
|PathoSans On-Site Generation||Conventional Cleaning Chemicals|
|EFFECTIVENESS||99.999% effective at killing bacteria within seconds.||Only effective at their stated dwell time, often between five and 10 minutes.|
|COST||Generating your own PathoSans solutions on-site usually costs less than 7 cents a gallon.||Pay for many different chemicals with varying costs plus packaging, shipping, and handling costs.|
|RISKS||Safer for cleaners, building occupants, and surfaces||Can be hazardous for cleaners and building occupants. Chemicals can degrade surfaces.|
|USES||Two solutions replace most cleaning solutions and can be used on surfaces where water can be used.||Many chemicals with limited uses have to be carried and used all over a facility.|
|MIXING||No mixing required. PathoSans solutions are always ready to use from the tap.||Sometimes hazardous mixing requires careful training and personal protective equipment (PPE).|
|WASTE||PathoSans containers can be refilled and reused again and again.||Packaging is often discarded and repurchased over and over again.|
|SUSTAINABILITY||Uses less fossil fuels and creates less air pollution from manufacturing and transport.||Continuous creation of solutions and packaging create a much greater environmental footprint. Shipping burns fossil fuels.|
|LEED||PathoSans electrochemically-activated solutions are recognized by LEED as a part of an effective green cleaning program.||Many conventional cleaning chemicals do not meet LEED standards.|
|ORDERING||Eliminates ongoing ordering of products.||Requires regular ordering, price negotiations, and order reviews.|
|FRAGRANCES/DYES||Free of fragrances, dyes, and additives.||Products vary, but many have fragrances and dyes which can be toxic or irritating to sensitive populations.|