The products distributed by Cleanea are based on the electrolysis technology, a process discovered in 1900 and which has proved its effectiveness since then in many industries: metalworking industry, agri-food industry, water purifying, etc.
Recently, while succeeding in stabilizing the outputs (with a 3-chamber patented process), research teams have opened up new horizons such as, for instance, the production of cleaning products.
Electrolysis of water consists in the separation of the water molecule (H2O) in ions (OH- and H+) thanks to electrical energy. With Na+ and Cl- ions coming from salt, the reaction produces a disinfecting acid and a grease-removing base.
The chemical reaction is based on a ground-breaking technology: the 3-chamber electrolysis cell used by Cleanea. Two patented protonic exchange membranes make it possible to filter anions and cations in order to create 3 different solutions. The brine passes between the two electrolysis chambers then is recycled, while the two solutions (from the anode and from the cathode) are collected.
With a pH between 3 and 5, the hypochlorous acid created in the anode region has very specific bactericidal properties. With a pH between 10.5 and 11.4, the hydroxyde solution created in the cathode region has well-known grease-removing properties.
These specific properties provide as much effectiveness as conventional cleaning products.