The Science

At ECA Tech Ltd we love science, after all it governs the principles behind each of our products; having said this we appreciate that not everyone is as enthusiastic about it was we are.

To keep things as simple as possible for those new to the technology and the solutions our systems generate, the following overview of the scientific process will provide an introduction to how our systems generate the biocide and cleaning agent, Sodium Hypochlorite.

For those looking for a little more detail to build on the basics we have provided hyperlinks at the foot of this page. 

The Basic Scientific Process  

Before we get into the explanation, the following terms are critical to understanding the process:

Electrolysis: The decomposition of a liquid using electricity

Electrolyte: Saline - a solution of salt (NaCL) in water (H2O)

Anode: The positive electrode (one half of the electrolytic cell)

Cathode: The negative electrode (the other half of the electrolytic cell)

Sodium Hypochlorite: The product of saline electrolysis (biocide and cleaning agent)

Electrolysis is the decomposition of a liquid using electricity. When salt is dissolved in water to produce a saline solution its ions are free to move. When electricity is applied to the saline solution (electrolysis) it is broken down to produce Sodium Hypochlorite. It’s that simple, no magic just solid science.


 Applying the science

All of our systems utilise the process outlined above to generate Sodium Hypochlorite, but critically we couple this process with the addition of Embedded Electronic Systems. These systems, developed in-house, provide essential control of the electrolysis process by regulating the voltage and current applied to the saline solution. The result is an optimised, consistent output of combined disinfectant and cleaning solution time after time.