ASPIDA is an all-natural, organic, non-toxic, non-irritant, environmentally and ecologically safe sanitizer and disinfectant solution.
ASPIDA is safe to humans and animals.
It is produced from the electrochemical reaction of water, sodium chloride (salt) and electricity. The applications for this technology include any process requiring sterilization, disinfecting, cleaning or water purification.
The primary component of ASPIDA is hypochlorous acid (HCIO).
ASPIDA is a pH neutral disinfectant generated by the electrolysis of a diluted sodium chloride (NaCl) solution passing through an electrolytic membrane.
This process creates large volumes of a gentle, but extremely potent antibacterial solution capable of rapidly eliminating bacteria, viruses, spores, cysts, scale and bio-film.
The general product specification of ASPIDA is:
• pH 6.5 –7.5, (can be adjusted)
• Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) > +800m – 1000 mV
• EC 5-15ppm (varies with the amount of free available chlorine) • Free Available Chlorine (FAC) 50-500 ppm, (can be adjusted)
What is ORP?
ORP stands for Oxidation-Reduction Potential. ORP is a measure of ASPIDA’s ability to break down contaminants. ORP has a range of –2,000 to + 2,000 and units are in “mV” (millivolts). Since ASPIDA is an oxidizer, we are only concerned with positive ORP levels (above 0 mV).
ORP sensors work by measuring the dissolved oxygen. More contaminants result in less dissolved oxygen because the organics are consuming the oxygen and the ORP level will be lower. The higher the ORP level, the more ability the solution has to destroy contaminants.
As an example, drinking water is adequately disinfected at an ORP of +650 mV
ASPIDA is composed of the oxidizing agents Hypochlorous Acid (HCIO) and Sodium Hypochlorite (CIO). The bactericidal action of ASPIDA is due to the combination of these substances. They are bactericidal because certain bacterial cell components can react readily with them, having a higher oxidation potential than most other chemicals.
The mechanism of action for the eradication of various microorganisms by ASPIDA is well documented by third party resources.
The mode of action is as follows:
· The free ions in ASPIDA rapidly react and denature proteins.
· Once ASPIDA encounters a microorganism; it attacks the bacterial proteins located in the cell membranes.
· Because of the osmolality difference (the concentration of ions in the solution versus in the cytoplasm), ASPIDA induces the rupture of cell membranes, leading to cell lysis.
· The high oxidation of ASPIDA first damages bacteria cell walls, allowing infiltration by water.
The microbe reaches capacity, causing an osmotic, or hydration, overload. The acidic fluid and water floods the cell faster than the cell can expel it, literally causing the cell to burst.
No evidence of toxicity in any form has been observed in any testing carried out by independent third parties.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has given approval (40 CFR 180.1054) for washing raw foods with Electrolysed Water that are to be consumed without processing.
Electrolysed Water is approved under United States Code of Federal Regulations (“CFR”) 21 CFR 173.315 for direct contact with processed foods, and is approved for indirect food contact applications under 21 CFR 172.892, 21 CFR 175.105, 21 CFR 176.170 and 21 CFR 177.2800.
Electrolysed Water is an approved sanitizer that meets 21 CFR 178.1010.
Electrolysed Water is not classified as hazardous in accordance with European Directive 99/45/EC and CLP Classification No 1272/2008
The United States Food and Drug Administration has expressed no concerns and holds no opposition for the use of Electrolysed Water.
The use of Electrolytically Generated Hypochlorous Acid is consistent with FDA’s labelling definition of a processing aid.
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