Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What chemicals are used to produce ECA solutions?
A: None. ECA solutions are produced using water, a 0.2 to 1% solution of salt (NaCl or KCl), and electricity.
Q: What does an OmniLyte ECA Generator do?
A: The unit outputs 100% bio-degradable, non-toxic sanitizing liquids that can replace harsher chemical formulations.
Q: What liquids are produced by the OmniLyte ECA Generators?
A: The units produce three basic liquids: Neutral Anolyte, Acidic Anolyte, and Catholyte.
Q: What will the solutions do?
A: The Anolyte solutions are guaranteed to destroy 99.99% of fungi, spores, biofilm, bacteria, and viruses. The Catholyte is an efficient mild cleaning agent.
Q: Will Anolyte remove odors and help with COD load in effluent systems?
A: Yes! Anolyte is a very good deodorizer and efficiently breaks down organic loads enhancing digestion in effluent systems.
Q: What is Neutral Anolyte?
A: Neutral Anolyte is an activated mix of Acidic Anolyte and Catholyte. It typically holds a pH of around 7 and can replace toxic chemical formulations with safe handling
Q: What is Acidic Anolyte?
A: Acidic Anolyte holds a pH range from 2-6ph and can replace traditional chemical solutions for rapid micro kill when needed.
Q: What is Catholyte?
A: Catholyte is a caustic soda equivalent. It holds a pH of around 12-13 and can replace chemical agents more efficiently at less cost than any chemical formulation. With Catholyte, processes like CIP can be accomplished using cold water (not all applications) and yield the same results as caustic soda in warm water.
Q: What are the active agents in the ECA solutions?
A: Typical Anolyte consists of 99.8% water, 0.2% salt, and 0.05% hypochlorous acid & hypochlorite ion, depending on the PH of the solution. The concentrate of liquid holds around 800 - 1,200 mV of charge (ORP), depending on whether it is made into an acidic or a neutral anolyte.
Q: What is so special about this electrolyte cell compared to similar products?
A: The titanium electrodes in the cells are coated with many layers of special alloy that enables the cells to endure extremely high process efficiency throughput. Competitor electrolytic cells on the market will only manage low voltage, and have a short lifespan. Unlike other electrolytic cells, a diaphragm separates the Anolyte and Catholyte solutions that are generated respectively at the anode and cathode chambers of the cell. Thus preventing the two streams from mixing and inter-reacting to form a simple sodium hypochlorite solution, as is the case with other electrolytic cells that are commercially available at this time.
Q: What is the life expectancy of the Cells?
A: The cells are expected to have a lifetime of 5-10 years - after which the cells need to be or reconditioned.
Q: How much solution capacity can the ECA Generators produce?
A: The generator output capacity ranges from 20-12,000 Litres/Hour, depending on the type and model. The solutions are then diluted to various ratios, depending on the application.
Q: What does the unit cost, and what are the running costs?
A: All of the units are customized for their intended use. Prices start at $8,999 depending on the capacity of the generator. Once the unit is installed, then the only running costs are water, salt, and electricity
Q: I don't see my industry on your website. Does this mean that it can't be used?
A: OmniLyte has deployed many ECA Generators in various industries. If you don't see any examples of applications concerning your industry on our site, please contact us for more information.
Q: How much do I need to dose in my application?
A: It depends on the application. For concentrated applied solutions typically 60-200ppm. For metered solution into process water distribution lines disinfection 0.1-3ppm.
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