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Comparing engineered water to chemicals.

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

Comparing engineered water.

When considering engineered water technologies, like aqueous ozone or electrolyzed water, it’s useful to consider and compare them from three vantage points: 1. compared to conventional chemicals, 2. to “green” chemicals and, 3. to each as other on-site systems.

1. Compared to conventional chemicals. Pretty easy to see the value here. If you could cost-effectively clean without chemicals that build up residue, present health risks for workers and leave their mark on the environment, why wouldn’t you?lotus pro comparing engineered water

  • ewater products contain no residue to leave behind and build up (and residue traps dirt)
  • ewater products pose little to no health risk unlike most chemical products
  • ewater products revert to water and/or trace minerals, rendering them harmless to the environment. The same cannot be said for conventional chemical products.
  • ewater products are made on-site, eliminating the issues created by packaged products — that carbon impact of over-the-road shipping, the impact on landfills with the disposal of empty chemical containers, spray bottles and packaging, etc.

So, ewater technologies win against conventional chemicals. They can’t replace all cleaning products but they will likely replace your primary all-purpose & glass cleaners, and detergents.

2. Compared to “green” chemicals. While there are many excellent “green”cleaning products that provide advantages over conventional chemicals, here are the particular benefits of an ewater product vs. green chemistry.

  • green chemicals still have ingredients that can leave a residue behind – not optimal since residue traps dirt
  • realize that many green chemicals still have health risks – though they may be considerably safer than typical chemicals, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are safe. Read the labels carefully.
  • green chemicals are still packaged, shipped and disposed of like conventional chemicals

So, ewater technologies provide considerable  benefits over packaged green chemistry products.

3. Comparing engineered water technologies to each other. We’ll write more on this, but comparing the different technologies is interesting since no single technology does everything nor do they provide the same benefits — so it’s a matter of finding what’s right for you. In a nutshell:

  • aqueous ozone technology – example, Tersano — simplest of all; requires only cold tap water and electricity; product is made on-demand; very good all-purpose cleaner and sanitizer in one single product; great in cleaning equipment like carpet extractors, auto-scrubbers, etc.
  • electrolyzed water technology – example, Hoshizaki — device produces equal amounts of a cleaner and a sanitizer; the sanitizer is a chlorine species so applicable in foodservice settings; the cleaner can replace carpet detergents, warewasher detergents, light-duty degreasers and general cleaning product; more expensive and more involved than aqueous ozone technology, but additional applications

 

Food Safety Magazine: Water is good. Electrolyzed water is better for Food Safety!

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by mark bauer No Comments

How important is it to reduce the use of potentially hazardous chemicals around food? We think it’s plenty important and so does Food & Beverage Food Safety Magazine. Check out their story here …

eWater Advantage Provides the Future according to  Food Safety Magazine With Electrolyzed Water Systems

Water is good. Electrolyzed water is better.

installation featured in food safety magazineHow does a restaurant clean and sanitize, maintain food safety in a healthy environment and protect its employees and the environment—all with a product that costs pennies per gallon?

Electrolyzed water
eWater Advantage installs systems that allow restaurants and hotels to generate unlimited quantities of two products in their own facility: a sanitizer, and cleaner-degreaser. These products, made by combining tap water with small amounts of food-grade salt and low levels of electricity, contain no chemical additives and are proven effective. This enables food service organizations to provide a safer product in a safer environment, while truly protecting the health of customers, employees and the planet.eWater Advantage’s systems replace traditional ways of cleaning and sanitizing for food safety which tend to rely on harsh and potentially hazardous chemicals. This is of particular benefit to employees who typically have to work with products that may cause skin or respiratory irritation. Customers care about their health and the environment, and increasingly chose products and services that reflect a commitment to a safer, healthier world. If there’s a better way to clean that eliminates health hazards for food, staff, customers and the planet, why wouldn’t you do it? As OSHA says, if there is a safer way to do something, do it!

The benefits to using electrolyzed water:

  • Effectiveness: Backed by science it meets FDA and EPA requirements for food-contact surface sanitation, and is even approved for use directly on fruits and vegetables. The cleaner leaves no residue which can keep surfaces cleaner, longer.
  • Safety: Kills the pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses. Doesn’t irritate eyes, skin or lungs for sensitive customers or employees. Is known to be safe around people and food.
  • Simplicity: It’s just water. Easy to manage and train employees to use throughout the facility.
  • Cost-effective: It’s a smart investment which can immediately reduce the total cleaning expense when chemicals are eliminated. The system is on-site and can produce an unlimited supply.
  • Responsible: It makes the industry better through germ control and product quality without compromising the health of people or the planet.
  • Environmentally conscious: It’s a sustainable way to clean and sanitize. No more ordering, shipping, storing or disposing of chemical packaging. No fumes or residue means better air quality inside and no chemicals to be released into environment outside.

The use of electrolyzed water for food safety will become the new standard as more and more people understand the benefits it delivers from a human health, environmental health, financial and food safety perspective. The food safety magazine Original story here.

Find out more – electrolyzed water can replace your warewasher detergents, quat sanitizers and more of the harsh chemical cleaning products you use today. And what the electrolyzed water can’t replace, we offer a full line of eco-friendly alternative products used by thousands of customers. Contact us today.

Exclusive Distributor of Hoshizaki ROX electrolyzer

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by eWAteam

eWater Advantage™  has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Hoshizaki America’s line-up of electrolyzed water products — the Hoshizaki ROX systems — for North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.hoshizaki rox ewater advantage

Hoshizaki America, Inc. is the North American division of Hoshizaki Electric Co., founded in 1947 with global sales of $2.1 billion. Hoshizaki is a leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen and food service equipment, much of which is manufactured at two plants outside of Atlanta totaling over 500,000 square feet of state of the art manufacturing capacity.

Twenty years ago, Hoshizaki began building and marketing electrolyzed water systems, which are now sold around the world. In Japan alone, Hoshizaki systems are used by over 45,000 institutional and business customers, giving them a market share in excess of 90%. Their reputation for product quality and customer service has fueled their growth and market dominance.

The Hoshizaki ROX electrolyzer produces equal amounts of two products – a cleaner-degreaser and a sanitizer-disinfectant. The cleaner does an excellent job at cleaning greasy surfaces (as can be seen in this video) while the sanitizer is an approved, safe and effective antimicrobial.  Suitable for foodservice and hospitality settings, the ROX is the centerpiece of the eWater Advantage food safety system. The two natural solutions can be used in warewashers – replacing conventional detergents – and for floors, tables, work surfaces and even as a produce wash.

Cleaning and sanitizing without harsh, hazardous chemical cleaners is the value of the Hoshizaki ROX water electrolyzers.

 

just tapwater

Posted on: April 22nd, 2012 by eWAteam

Just tapwater — that’s what engineered water needs. Ewater products are a safe and effective alternative to toxic chemical cleaners & disinfectants. ewater cleans and sanitizes with the proven efficacy — safe for people, property and planet  …

eWater Advantage™  technology combines just tap water, common salt and electricity in a process known as electrolysis. When a low level of electricity is applied to the dilute saltwater solution the result is two highly functional yet completely safe products – an alkaline water for cleaning and an acidic sanitizing for water.

No more chemicals – no more hazards from just tapwater

ewater delivers the needed cleaning and sanitizing power without the use of hazardous chemicals, providing a  revolutionary alternative to harsh chemicals for any business interested in safe and effective cleaning. And the uses of ewater are extensive – from farming to healthcare to food service, even food preparation.

How ewater works

just tapwaterAlkaline Water: Nature’s Cleaning Agent

With a pH of about 11.3 the alkaline product is a natural, safe cleaning agent and an excellent degreaser. The alkaline stream breaks down stubborn oils, proteins, and harmful biofilms on all kinds of surfaces – even human skin – without needing the harsh additives of hazardous chemicals.

Acidic Water: The Natural Answer to Germ Control

The second stream is  sanitizing water (a weak acidic solution) with a pH of about 2.7. Also called hypochlorous (HOCl), this solution has powerful germ-control properties. Hypochlorous has been proven in multiple trials and practical applications to reduce pathogens, bacteria and viruses, killing most on contact. Though tough on pathogens it is safe and mild for use even on skin. Your own body actually produces hypochlorous as part of your natural germ defense!

Sanitizing eWater Means Great Peace of Mind

The electrolysis technology behind eWater Advantage’s systems creates a sanitizing solution with a high ORP – oxidation / reduction potential. Simply put, high ORP means fewer pathogens. Pathogens thrive in environments with ORPs of less than 650 millivolts. Since these systems produce sanitizing water with an ORP of around 1200 millivolts, it kills them within seconds.

Two Streams of Water from just tapwater. One Simple Answer for Healthy, Effective Cleaning and Sanitizing.

Hoshizaki ROX water electrolyzer

Posted on: April 22nd, 2012 by eWAteam

Electrolyzed water systems, that produce alkaline and acidic products, are being used in industries around the world. Healthcare, hospitality, agriculture, foodservice and more. Electrolyzed water produced by the Hoshizaki technology is a mature technology will sales/installations in excess of 50,000 units worldwide.

hoshizaki rox water electrolyzer for foodservice

Learn about Hoshizaki ROX water electrolyzer applications for foodservice

The future of cleaning. Welcome to eWater Advantage®

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by eWAteam No Comments

The future of cleaning.

The mission of eWater Advantage® is to introduce “electrolyzed water” (EW) into multiple industries for safe and “green” cleaning and sanitizing through systematic methodologies, leveraging key relationships and innovative marketing methods.

eWater Advantage® leverages go-to-market strategies and partnerships that provide established sales channels, customer relationships and market expertise, which embrace the coming revolution of water-based cleaning and sanitizing for the future of cleaning without harsh chemicals.  Initial target markets include agriculture, health & wellness, healthcare and hospitality.

The services of eWater Advantage® represent not just cleaning products, but strategies for growth and lasting customer relationships. The full intent of eWater Advantage® cleaning & germ-removal certification system is to create business mechanisms that:

1.      Open new doors and convert prospects into customers through innovative marketing and applications

2.     Create a value proposition that is unlike that of the competition to build lasting and satisfying relationships by avoiding the “commoditization” of cleaning services

eWater Advantage® is the exclusive distributor for Hoshizaki America’s electrolyzed water production systems. The future of cleaning.
   future of cleaning eWater Advantage and Hoshizaki