Frequently Asked Questions

What is ES Hydrolyte?

ES Hydrolyte is an EPA registered Hospital Grade disinfectant derived from natural salt minerals and water. The active ingredient in ES Hydrolyte is HOCl (Hypochlorous Acid), a powerful oxidizing agent exhibiting highly effective antimicrobial properties. HOCl is produced by our natural immune system to fight infections.

How does ES Hydrolyte work?

The HOCl in ES Hydrolyte kills pathogens by damaging the cell walls or inactivating pathogens by entering and disrupting the proteins, lipids, and DNA.

Why is ES Hydrolyte better than other disinfectants?

Other disinfectants can cause eye, skin and lung irritation and can at times be volatile and corrosive. ES Hydrolyte is natural, non-harmful, contains no eye, skin or lung irritants and is non-corrosive. The active ingredient, HOCl, has been proven to kill 99.9999% of most known pathogens.

What is ES Hydrolyte made from?

The active ingredient in ES Hydrolyte, HOCl, is produced using natural salt minerals (NaCl, sodium chloride), water (H20) and electricity in a process known as Electro-Chemical Activation (ECA). There are no added chemicals, preservatives, dyes or fragrances.

How is ES Hydrolyte applied?

The most common method used to apply ES Hydrolyte is by spraying directly onto a surface using a household trigger sprayer. ES Hydrolyte can also be applied by paper towel or clean cloth using enough solution to ensure full coverage of the area to be disinfected.

Other methods of application include electric sprayers, electrostatic sprayers, ULV fogger and electrostatic foggers.

How often can ES Hydrolyte be applied?

ES Hydrolyte can be applied as often as one feels necessary to prevent the spread of infection. ES Hydrolyte is not harmful to humans, animals or plants and presents no adverse health effects when used regularly.

Does ES Hydrolyte contain any harmful chemicals?

ES Hydrolyte does not contain any toxic or harmful chemicals and the active ingredient, HOCl, is derived from naturally occurring minerals.

ES Hydrolyte is free from Alcohol, Dyes, Fragrances, Phenols and VOC’s and is not harmful to humans, animals or plants.

What is the difference between ES Hydrolyte and Bleach?

The active ingredient in ES Hydrolyte is Hypochlorous Acid with the chemical formula HOCl whereas the chemical formula for Sodium Hypochlorite (bleach) is NaOCl.

Hypochlorous Acid or HOCl is the same substance your white blood cells produce to fight off invading pathogens.

Why is ES Hydrolyte more effective than bleach against pathogens?

The active ingredient in ES Hydrolyte, Hypochlorous Acid or HOCl, has neither a positive or negative charge and is pH neutral. These characteristics allow it to kill microbial pathogens by damaging cell walls or inactivate the pathogen by entering and disrupting proteins, lipids, and DNA.
Conversely, the active ingredient in bleach, Sodium Hypochlorite or NaOCl, is a relatively poor disinfectant because of its inability to diffuse through the cell wall. Since it is negatively charged it is repelled from the cell walls, which are also negatively charged.

Is ES Hydrolyte EPA Registered?

Yes, ES Hydrolyte is EPA registered as a hard surface disinfectant. ES Hydrolyte is registered to kill a wide range of viruses, bacteria and fungi.



Does ES Hydrolyte Kill COVID-19?

COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. ES Hydrolyte kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against the SARS-CoV-2 virus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus and Rhinovirus type 16 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website here for additional information.

Is pre-cleaning necessary before disinfecting with ES Hydrolyte?

Yes, visible dirt must be removed first. Cleaning and disinfecting are complementary. In order for the disinfectant to be effective, proper cleaning must be done before the disinfectant is applied. If the surface is soiled, the disinfectant will not achieve its efficacy. ES Catholyte is an excellent cleaner | degreaser in this regard.

What is the difference between a cleaner, sanitizer and disinfectant?

Cleaners remove visible dirt, grime and organic material from a surface or object but do not kill pathogens.

Sanitizers reduce the number of pathogens on surfaces or objects to a level considered safe by public health standards or requirements. The kill rate for sanitizers is 99.9%

Disinfectants kill pathogens on surfaces or objects.