FAQ

FAQ

Q: What chemicals are used to produce Envirolyte solutions?

A: None. They are produced using water, a 0.5 to 1% solution of salt (NaCl or KCl), and electricity thus Electro Chemical Activation of dilute brine (ECA)

Q: What does an Envirolyte unit do?

A: The unit outputs 100% bio-degradable, non-toxic sanitising liquids that can replace harsher toxic chemical formulations.

Q: What liquids are produced by the Envirolyte unit?

A: The units produce three basic liquids: Neutral Anolyte, Acidic Anolyte, and Catholyte.

Q: What will the liquids do?

A: The Anolytes are guaranteed to remove and destroy 99.99% of fungi, spores, bio film, bacteria and viruses in short contact time destroying complete dna. The Catholyte is an efficient mild cleaning agent.

Q: Will Anolyte remove odours and help with COD load in effluent systems?

A: Yes! Anolyte is a very good deodoriser, and efficiently breaks down organic loads enhancing digestion in effluent systems.

Q: What is Neutral Anolyte?

A: Neutral Anolyte is an activated mix of Acidic Anolyte and Catholyte. It holds a pH of around 7 and can replace toxic chemical formulations. Easy, safe handling & storage

Q: What is Acidic Anolyte?

A: Acidic Anolyte holds a pH value around 3 and can replace toxic chemical agents where an acid agent is used. For quicker micro kill when needed. Guaranteed to yield better results, and be more cost efficient than chemicals.

Q: What is Catholyte?

A: Catholyte is a natural surfactant, detergent, and caustic soda equivalent. It holds a pH around 12-13 and can replace chemical agents more efficiently and at less cost then any chemical formulation. With Catholyte, processes like CIP can be accomplished using cold water (not all applications) yield the same results as using caustic soda in warm water.

Q: What are the active agents in the liquids?

A: Anolytes consist of 99.6% water, 0.26% salt and 0.05% Hypochlorous acid & Hypochlorite ion. The key ingredient Hypochlorous Acid is same to what the white blood cells exude naturally to fight infections, and pathogenic microbes. The Envirolyte Units contain one (or more) special electrolytic cells that charge the water with an electrical charge. The concentrate of liquid holds around 800 – 1,200 mV of charge (ORP), depending on whether it is made as an acidic or a neutral anolyte.

Q: Are Anolyte products just Diluted Bleach Solutions?

A: Not at all. Anolyte products are very different than Bleach. Anolytes main ingredient, Hypochlorous acid, is a different oxychlorine species that is dissimilar from sodium hypochlorite (which is bleach). Anolyte products pH are in a neutral range just like the pH of the dermal layer of all humans. Bleach solutions have added Caustic Soda to Stabilize the volatile Bleach resulting in very high ph,and are not shelf stable thus having to be used quickly

Q: What is the life expectancy of the Envirolyte Cells?

A: Dependant on quality of water, the cells are expected to have a lifetime of 5 years – used at 10hrs/day – after which the cells need to be reconditioned.

Q: How much solution can the units produce?

A: It depends on the unit. We have units that produce from 200 litres/day up to 12,000 litres/day. The solutions are diluted in various ratios, depending on the application.

Q: What does the unit cost and what are the running costs?

A: All of the units are customized for their intended use. Prices are estimated to range from $8000 to over $200,000, depending on the scale of application. Once the unit is installed, then the only running costs are water, salt and electricity – e.g.: an ELA-1200 @ 1200 litres poduct/day cost approx $3.50/day to run.

Q: I don’t see my industry on your website. Does this mean that it can’t be used?

A: No! Envirolyte has deployed products in a wide range of industries for sometime now. If you don’t see any examples or white papers concerning your industry on our site, please contact us for more information.

Q: How much do I need to dose in my application?

A: It depends on the application. Envirolyte, however, considers 4% dosing of the liquid in concentrate form to be an adequate industrial sanitiser or post harvest wash. In drinking water normally 1:1000 (depending on the contamination) is more than enough to remove all bacteria and bio-film.