Disinfexol LLC

FAQ

Is Disinfexol a cleaner or disinfectant?

Disinfexol is both. It is an EPA registered hospital grade cleaner and disinfectant for hard, non-porous surfaces.  This means it's a two-in-one ready-to-use solution.  There are 3 levels of disinfectants:  Limited Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Hospital-Grade, which is the highest level.  Disinfexol is the highest level of disinfectant.  As to its cleaner efficacy, it is tested with "soil load", which is essentially blood to make sure it is effective when this is added to a surface. 

Disinfexol is.065% HOCl and 99.935% water. Hospital-Grade requires killing both P. aeruginosa and S. aureus, which are gram negative and gram positive. Both are healthcare acquired infections and can cause serious health issues and even death. To secure EPA registration, a product is tested in EPA approved labs (known as GLP labs) using extremely rigorous EPA approved testing protocols.  The product also goes through rigorous safety reviews.

 

How is Disinfexol different than diluted bleach?

Disinfexol is NOT bleach. It is Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) to kill and not Hypochlorite (OCl-).  HOCl and OCl- are different species of chlorine.  They are vastly different. Chlorine in water splits into two forms, HOCl and OCl-.

At the high pH, which is the chlorine solution provided by bleach, chlorine is in the OCl- form. These specifies move in equilibrium.  As pH rises, less HOCl and OCl- is in the solution.   According to a University of Illinois study, HOCl is 120 times more effective as a disinfectant than -OCl. Even at dilutions as low as 1 ounce of bleach to a gallon of water, the pH of the solution is 10.25 and all of chlorine remains in the OCl- form.  

HOCl is produced in the 5.5 to 6.5 pH range, not the 12-13 range in which bleach is produced.  HOCl is the same substance your white blood cells produce to fight infection. It’s also the active ingredient commonly used in wound, eye and veterinary care products because it’s so gentle and effective.

Unlike bleach, Disinfexol contains no lye or any other toxins or preservatives and is basically salt-free. 

How is Disinfexol different from other natural or green disinfectants?

Many "green" products are not EPA registered, Hospital-Grade cleaners and disinfectants. In addition, these products often also contain preservatives that are actually harmful allergens & irritants. Disinfexol, on the other hand, is 99.935% water and .065% HOCl. There are no scents, dyes, salt, sodium hydroxide (NaOH or lye), toxins, surfactants, preservatives, or any other caustic ingredients.  

Disinfexol offers a superior balance of Hospital-Grade efficacy, purity and safety. 

Does Disinfexol have a fragrance?

Disinfexol has a clean, slight chlorine scent.  There are NO added fragrances. This scent is naturally created during the manufacturing (electrolysis) process. 

It's very simple.  It uses HOCl to deactivate the microorganism or virus.

How Does Disinfexol Work?

It's very simple.  It uses HOCl to deactivate the microorganism or virus.

We need to understand a little about chemistry to understand how Disinfexol really works!  Chlorine in water splits into two forms, HOCl and OCl-. At the high pH, which is the chlorine solution provided by bleach, chlorine is in the OCl- form. However, Disinfexol uses HOCl, the much more effective chlorine species. HOCl associates and disassociates as follows:

How much of each is present in a chlorine solution is totally dependent upon the pH of the solution. As pH rises, less HOCl and more OCl- is present in the solution, which means less disinfecting power is available. According to a University of Illinois study, HOCl is 100 times more effective as a sanitizer than OCl-. The pH dictates the equilibrium of HOCl and OCl and free available chlorine is highest at pH 5 to 6, where HOCl is the predominant form. 

There is a striking difference between HOCl and the bleach delivery system.  As mentioned above, when chlorine is added to water it forms HOCl and OCl-.

Problems can develop when chlorine is added to water and allowed to sit and age. Just as champagne or carbonated water “go flat” on sitting as the bubbly carbon dioxide gas escapes into the air, chlorine escapes from a HOCl solution thus weakening its disinfecting value. In order to slow this escape, bleach manufacturers add sodium hydroxide (lye) to their product causing the pH to rise dramatically. Lye burns animal and plant tissues, it saponifies fats, burns human tissue, causes skin dermatitis, corrodes metals and destroys most fabrics. Disinfexol contains NO Lye, NO preservatives and NO fragrances.

 

As an HOCl infused product, how can Disinfexol last so long?

Just like bubbles in a carbonated drink, hypochlorous acid starts to dissipate over time. Other competing HOCl products lose their efficacy very quickly – usually within a matter of days and certainly within a few short weeks.

Disinfexol is vastly different. We use a proprietary process that enables us to produce stable, long-lasting HOCl which is then sold in ready-to-use bottles with shelf life exceeding six months. Disinfexol is the only HOCl product on the market today that can make this claim!

Has Disinfexol been independently tested?

Yes. Disinfexol has been tested by 3rd party independent labs and is an EPA registered (#95747-1), hospital-grade cleaner and disinfectant for non-porous hard surfaces. (HOCl has been approved with the FDA since 2002.)