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Electrolysis (electrochemical activation)
A technique where direct current (DC) is used to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction. In the instance of our machines, we’re splitting water (H2O) into water and oxygen by passing the water through our proprietary electrolysis cell within each machine. Positive ions are drawn toward the cathode (negative electrode) where they receive electrons to form sodium hydroxide (NaOH), the basis for our cleaning and degreasing solutions. The negative ions are passed by the anode (positive electrode) and surrender their extra electrons to produce hypochlorous acid (HOCl) in a pH neutral form which is highly effective disinfectant. Our HOCl is generated at 500ppm (parts per million) of FAC (free available chlorine) which can then be diluted down to 2 other disinfecting products.
The EPA, or Environmental Protection Agency, is the federal governing body that oversees implementation the pesticide laws set forth by FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act) which governs the registration, distribution sale and use of pesticide products in the United States. For a company to make a “kill claim” on their product(s), that product must go through the EPA registration process to become legal. Hypothetically, a company could be using the same exact formula with the same exact properties for 2 separate products that work in the same exact way. Let’s call them product “A” and product “B”. The company wants to tell the public that product “A” kills or prevents growth of a pathogen, it must then be registered with the EPA. Meanwhile product “B” can be marketed as a “cleaner” with no kill claims even though the chemical composition is identical to product “A”. Simply put, if a kill claim exists, it must be registered with the EPA.
Green Seal Approval
A non-profit environmental standard development and certification organization. Its flagship program is the certification of products and services. Certification is based on Green Seal standards, which contain performance, health, and sustainability criteria. Both product lines from MicroShield 360 Pure machines are Green Seal Certified. The cleaner and degreaser is certified under GS-34 while the disinfectant is certified under GS-53. The machines themselves are certified as a “Device that Produces Green Seal Certified Products”.