Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Electrolyzed Alkaline Water

Alkaline water?
It sounds so scary, so chemical... yet it's slowly but surely becoming a conversation topic for eco-minded folks curious about the alternative ways to clean and be clean, without doing damage to the environment.
At this point, its popularity has been more fervent in countries such as Korea and Japan, but the curiosity has spread around the world.
In this LA Times article, Marla Dickerson writes:
"The stuff is a simple mixture of table salt and tap water whose ions have been scrambled with an electric current. Researchers have dubbed it electrolyzed water -- hardly as catchy as Mr. Clean...
Used as a sanitizer for decades in Russia and Japan, it's slowly winning acceptance in the United States. A New York poultry processor uses it to kill salmonella on chicken carcasses. Minnesota grocery clerks spray sticky conveyors in the checkout lanes. Michigan jailers mop with electrolyzed water to keep potentially lethal cleaners out of the hands of inmates."
If you're one to Google everything, you'll find many companies marketing their ionizers to make drinkable alkaline water for the home. Or you'll find information on large, industrial-sized machines that electrolyze alkaline water for mass usage. But you'll be hard pressed to find a solid, legitimate article or product that focuses directly on consumer-based, household usage electrolyzed alkaline water cleaning products.

What's great about electrolyzed alkaline water?
As far as we are able to research, it seems to be considered a miraculous method of de-greasing, disinfecting, and cleaning. AND IT'S JUST WATER! Articles such as FoodMagazine and Raw People list the benefits of alkaline water (an objective viewpoint!) for your body and overall balance and well-being.

We all know that there are risks in believing what you read on-line. If there's no stamp of certification, or published scientific proof reports, we are wary of drinking and being in contact with something as odd sounding as "electrolyzed alkaline water".

But we have a strong feeling that soon, very soon, we will be hearing more about this concept. And with hope, we say that perhaps every home might consider the benefits of switching to more environmentally-friendly methods of cleaning!


  1. I have a spray bottle of this and it works well for cleaning. It has the pH of ammonia without the harsh fumes. The brand I have is:

  2. You are right, you will be hearing more about Electrolyzed Water (sanitizer) and Alkaline Water (cleaner soon). It is being used for CIP cleaning in e.g. dairy industry.

    For more information, please visit e.g.