The Miracle Liquid that Cleans Better than Bleach

This all sounds fascinating and all, but what is the environmental impact of electrolyzing water?

Via Discover Magazine’s Blog:

It’s water! (Albeit with a little salt and electrolysis.)

Electrolyzed water is the new cleaning agent of choice for the housekeeping staff at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica. Employees have abandoned their bleach and ammonia to clean toilets and sinks with an elixir made—on site—from table salt and tap water. The salt water is then zapped by an electrolysis machine with low-voltage electricity, which converts the sodium ions into sodium hydroxide, an alkaline liquid with the cleaning abilities of detergent. Meanwhile, the chloride ions become hypchlorous acid, also known as acid water, a powerful disinfectant

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