The Science


Electrolyzed Water was first used during World War I as a wound disinfectant in field hospitals. However it was highly unstable and broke down into regular salt water in seconds to minutes. 

Over the last century, scientists have refined the process to produce EW and over the last decade have reached a point where we now have an 18 month shelf stable product capable of being mass produced.

GrungeWash is a Class IV disinfectant, which is the safest category of disinfectant. It requires no personal protective equipment whatsoever to use GrungeWash.

GrungeWash is made from only three ingredients: salt, water, and electricity. Our formula is made by sending an electrical charge through salt water in an electrolytic cell to create Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl), which is the same compound produced by our own white blood cells to fight infection.

The resulting HOCl in Electrolyzed Water is strong enough for antimicrobial use and tough enough for use in daycares, schools, and senior living facilities.

GrungeWash has the potential to fundamentally transform the way humans clean as it meets AOAC efficacy testing requirements for hospital disinfection and meets OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Guidelines.

GrungeWash can be used in institutional, industrial, and commercial facilities as well as your home, on all non-porous surfaces, like stainless steel, walls, windows, shelves, and sinks. It can be used in vegetable and produce processing facilities and as an institutional sanitizer.

GrungeWash is a breakthrough 3 in 1 formula as cleaner, deodorizer, and sanitizer. It can be used as a glove or boot dip for biosecurity measures in any type of facility from agriculture to biotech.

GrungeWash can be used to stop cross contamination by cleaning tools in any context and per US Public Health FDA Food Code it can be used as a hand antiseptic as well.

GrungeWash has a shelf life of 30 days as a disinfectant (ready to use) and after that can be diluted and used as a sanitizer for up to 18 months.  Reference label directions on determining free available chlorine by use of pH strips. It also cannot be weaponized and it is non-flammable.

GrungeWash is a powerful virucide, fungicide, germicide, bactericide, and tuberculocide.

GrungeWash kills Clostridium difficile (C. diff) spores, among the most difficult superbugs to kill.

GrungeWash kills a wide range of bacteria from Staphlococcus aureus MRSA and Salmonella enterica to Pseudomonas aeruginosa and E. coli.

GrungeWash deodorizes by killing the bacteria that cause odors across use cases from fisheries, dairy farms, and vineyards, to citrus farms, potato farms, and processing plants.

GrungeWash kills HIV, Norovirus, Rhinovirus, Pandemic 2009 H1N1 Influenza A virus (formerly known as Swine Flu), and is safe and effective for waste water treatment and septic applications.

GrungeWash (EPA # 92108-1-88098) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Therefore, GrungeWash can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Refer to the CDC website at for additional information.

You can access the GrungeWash Safety Data Sheet here: GrungeWash Rx SDS.