What most people ask:
Does Hypochlorous Acid HOCL sanitise the Corona virus? Yes it does, this has been tested in a US lab showing a 99.994% result and therefor exceeding the minimum limits required to be an effective disinfectant or sanitiser.
More on virus disinfection
Independent laboratory testing has proven that HOCL based products disinfects viruses including Influenza-A (H1N1) and Feline Calicivirus (FCV), which are lab recommended surrogates for Coronavirus including COVID-19, SARS and MERS viruses.
Disinfection results range from LOG 4.8 to LOG 5.4 (better than 99.99% effective in all cases). Today, the recent Coronavirus outbreak has created tremendous awareness of the importance of disinfection. Ref: NEVOAINC
The National Center for Biotechnology Information, USA
NCBI maintains collaborations with several NIH institutes, academia, industry, and other governmental agenciesThis paper holds the scientific research including tests with 50ppm, 100ppm and 200ppm HOCI spray.
Ear, Nose & Throat Institute, USA
Ear Nose & Throat Institute in Atlanta , USA does not only use Hypochlorous Acid as disinfectant, they also use in in humidifiers to create a “cloud” to protect their staff and patients against airborne viruses.
Samsung recommends it as a sanitiser
For disinfecting the phone, dampen the corner of your cleaning cloth with a small amount of distilled water or disinfectant. You can use a hypochlorous acid-based (50-80ppm)
HOCL is 80 to 120 times more efficacious
Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) is the most effective disinfectant in the chlorine family available in dilute solution. It is suggested that HOCL is 80 to 120 times more efficacious than sodium hypochlorite.
Because HOCL has no charge and has a relatively low molecular weight it is better able than the other chlorine based disinfectants to penetrate the cell walls
Ref: Cleanroom Technology
Only 10-30 ppm of HOCL is enough as a bactericide.
Since it is proved that the main disinfecting agent is HOCL, hence it can be used to disinfect effectively although the concentration of chlorine is only 10-30 ppm.
On the other hand, sodium hypochlorite solution contains only around 5% of hypochlorous acid; therefore a very high concentration of chlorine of 100 to 200 ppm should be used.
Ref: Aerosia Interpac
IN THE MEDIA:
S Korea Corona Virus testing stations use Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) as sanitiser for its staff and equipment. (Video article)
Swedish manufacturer donates 10,000 litres of HOCL (30ppm) to the public during Corona Virus outbreak.
(article in Swedish)
“Working with Norwegian Cruise Line, we did research at a FDA-approved lab proving that electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid can kill norovirus in less than one minute at 50 ppm.”