Electrolysed water technology suppresses bird flu
A recent study has shown that electrolysed water technology can
effectively suppress avian influenza viruses.
The electrolysed water in the study was made from conventional tap water and
contained only a 10mg/l concentration of free residual chlorine.
It was shown that the use of the electrolysed water (either
through a disinfectant element system or disinfectant electrolysed mist system)
was effective in suppressing more that 99% of airborne avian influenza
used proprietary electrolysed water technology from Sanyo Electric Limited, and
was carried out corroboratively with Tottori University.
electrolysed water has a low concentration of free residual chlorine compared to
chlorine-based disinfectant (which contains 500-1,000mg/l free residual
chlorine), so it is safer for the environment. The company is now considering
commercialising the product for the Asian market, which could use the products
as air purifiers on aeroplanes or trains.
Since December 2003,
infection with the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in poultry and humans
has been identified in many countries, especially those in Southeast Asia,
Europe and Africa, and has taken more than 100 human lives.
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