Hypochlorous Acid/Solvic® was first identified back in 1811 as what the body produces to fight infection by the celebrated chemist Sir Humphry Davy (inventor of the Davy Miners Lamp and discoverer of several chemical elements). His student, Michael Faraday, then took over the work and managed to isolate and produce Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl/Solvic®) by electrolysis, passing current through brine solution in 1823.
It then wasn’t until the First World War in 1914 that it took a practical turn to help medics treating field wounds. HOCl was used to irrigate the wounds where it was noted soldiers healed in half the time as those who didn’t have the same opportunity.
Fast forward to today and we now see Solvic®, produced on a mass scale with stability issues a thing of the past. Previously HOCl solution would only be stable for around 1-2 hours before turning back into salt-water however, it now has a shelf-life of up to 24 months with nothing new added – just improved stabilisation during the manufacturing process.
How does Solvic® work?
In the body, white blood cells (neutrophils) produce Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) as part of the human immune / defence system. These neutrophils seek out invasive pathogens like bacteria and viruses and destroy them using Hypochlorous Acid, binding with the unsaturated lipid layer and disrupting the cellular integrity.
Commercially produced Solvic® works in exactly the same way, offering maximal antimicrobial properties across all surfaces. Solvic® is a powerful oxidising agent, killing a vast spectrum of bacteria, viruses and spores by destroying the cell membranes and proteins.
Is Solvic® safe?
Solvic® is the perfect disinfectant, not only for its incredible kill rate across a broad spectrum of pathogens but also because unlike other products in the chlorine family, such as sodium hypochlorite (bleach), it carries zero warnings and is classed as non-hazardous. It can be safely used to sanitise surfaces and hands, clean wounds and wash fruit and vegetables.
Solvic®/HOCl has no C.O.S.H.H (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) requirements for storage, handling or disposal and has no detrimental effect on the environment.
Can Solvic® be used as hand sanitiser?
Yes, Solvic® is formulated to the same pH as your skin and is the ideal instant hand sanitiser. It has no degreasing effect on the skin, does not sting, irritate or crack the hands when applied and is capable of killing a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses and spores.
Can Solvic® be fogged?
Yes, Solvic® is the perfect fogging solution offering maximal protection against a broad spectrum of pathogens. It is non-corrosive, non-flammable, contains no alcohol and has no irritancy. It is also approximately 100x more effective than bleach providing a fast-action sporicidal sanitiser, suitable for use on a wide range of materials.
What is the difference between Solvic® and sodium hypochlorite?
Although both belong to the chlorine family, they are two very different products. Sodium Hypochlorite, chemical formula NaClO, is highly alkaline and therefore irritating and corrosive to the skin, lungs and eyes and must be handled and disposed of with great care. Solvic®, formula HOCl, however, is a weak acid, formulated to be near physiological pH (pH 7) which is the same pH level as the human body. It is not corrosive or irritating and requires no special handling or disposal requirements yet is 100x more effective than sodium hypochlorite.
Why is Solvic® not more mainstream?
It is actually more mainstream than you think. In fact, Solvic® is used widely around the world in a variety of industries from food processing plants to water treatment and is used extensively in the medical arena. When the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak happened, countries were quick to adopt Solvic® as their disinfection chemical of choice. It was (and still is) fogged on public transport, in hospitals and schools. Streets were sprayed down and ‘disinfection tunnels’ were installed where people simply walk through a mist of Solvic® to instantly disinfect their clothing.
As sanitisers, fogging and disinfection have now become an inherent part of daily life, we only see Solvic® being adopted more widely throughout the world as the benchmark for rapid, effective and sustainable sanitisation.
Solvic® Anti-Viral Hand and Surface Disinfectant is a revolutionary new instant sanitiser. Effective against a wide range of viruses, bacteria and spores.
Solvic® is one of the most effective disinfectants available. The solution, which is formulated to synthesise the same product produced by the human defence mechanism to fight infection, does not contain hazardous ingredients and can be used on virtually any surface including skin, food preparation areas and everyday surfaces.
Solvic® provides a fast action sporicidal sanitiser which is more effective than current commercially available products that cleanse, sterilise and sanitise and is approximately 100 times more effective than sodium hypochlorite (bleach). This product is suitable for applying straight to the skin, to wipe down virtually any surface or to run through a fogging machine.
This product as supplied Passes:
BS EN 1500: Hygienic Hand Rub
BS EN 14476: Virucidal (Medical)
BS EN 1276: Bactericidal
BS EN 1650: Fungicidal
An Instant Kill Sanitiser
Substantially more effective at killing harmful bacteria and viruses than standard household disinfectants and exceeding the performance of alcohol-based hand sanitisers Solvic® provides an instant kill so you can be re-assured, once applied to the hands or a surface the risk of spread is stopped dead.
More effective than alcohol-based hand rubs
The majority of hand sanitisers and disinfectants on the market make the claim that their products kills 99.9% bacteria which sounds great theoretically. However, in practice, out of 1 million bacteria it’ll leave behind 1000 to grow, multiply and re-contaminate the skin. Solvic® however kills 99.99999% meaning that out of 1 million bacteria, none survive, providing an effectively bacteria-free surface. Solvic® obliterates both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria including MRSA and E-Coli and is proven to kill enveloped viruses. Additionally, Solvic® is a pH neutral