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Hypochlorous acid ideal for sanitizing cruise ships according to The Maritime Executive

By August 18, 2020August 19th, 2020No Comments

Sanitation is an essential component of cruise ship operation, and in recent months it has become an even more critical component. Global port authorities around the world are carefully screening for COVID-19 coronavirus along with other illnesses such as the common flu, all of which could lead to delays or denial of permission for ships to enter ports.

This new health challenge calls for new sanitation solutions. [Cruise] ships usually use heavy-duty chemical disinfectants, but there is a better and safer way. Electrolyzed water – also known as hypochlorous acid (HOCl) – is a highly effective and intrinsically safe sanitizing agent

The single most important feature of hypochlorous acid is that it is unusually efficient in eliminating viruses. “One of the big reasons why people are switching over is efficacy. Research at a FDA-approved lab proved that electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid can kill norovirus in less than one minute at 50 ppm. Given that norovirus is listed by the CDC as one of the top five foodborne pathogens, this has huge implications not just for general sanitation but also for food sanitation and food contact surface sanitation,

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