ASPIDA is an all-natural, organic, non-toxic, environmentally, and ecologically safe sanitizer and disinfectant solution.
ASPIDA is safe to humans and animals.
ASPIDA is food contact safe.
It is produced from the electrochemical reaction of water, sodium chloride (salt) and electricity. The applications for this technology include any process requiring sterilization, disinfecting, cleaning or water purification.
ASPIDA is composed of the oxidizing agents Hypochlorous Acid (HCIO) and Sodium Hypochlorite (CIO). The bactericidal action of ASPIDA is due to the combination of these substances.
This process creates large volumes of a gentle, but extremely potent antibacterial solution capable of rapidly eliminating bacteria, viruses, spores, cysts, scale and bio-film.
The general product specification of ASPIDA is:
• pH 4 –7, (can be adjusted)
• Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) > +900m – 11000 mV
• EC 1-5mS (varies with the amount of free available chlorine)
• Free Available Chlorine (FAC) 1-5 ppm, (can be adjusted)
What is ORP?
ORP stands for Oxidation-Reduction Potential. ORP is a measure of ASPIDA’s ability to break down contaminants. ORP has a range of –2,000 to + 2,000 and units are in “mV” (millivolts). Since ASPIDA is an oxidizer, we are only concerned with positive ORP levels (above 0 mV).
ORP sensors work by measuring the dissolved oxygen. More contaminants result in less dissolved oxygen because the organics are consuming the oxygen and the ORP level will be lower. The higher the ORP level, the more ability the solution has to destroy contaminants.
As an example, drinking water is adequately disinfected at an ORP of +650 mV
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Mechanism of Action
ASPIDA is composed of the oxidizing agents Hypochlorous Acid (HCIO) and Sodium Hypochlorite
(CIO). The bactericidal action of ASPIDA is due to the combination of these substances. They are
bactericidal because certain bacterial cell components can react readily with them, having a higher
oxidation potential than most other chemicals.
The mechanism of action for the eradication of various microorganisms by ASPIDA is well
documented by third party resources.
The mode of action is as follows:
• The free ions in ASPIDA rapidly react and denature proteins.
• Once ASPIDA encounters a microorganism; it attacks the bacterial proteins located in the cell
• Because of the osmolarity difference (the concentration of ions in the solution versus in the
cytoplasm), ASPIDA induces the rupture of cell membranes, leading to cell lysis.
• The high oxidation of ASPIDA first damages bacteria cell walls, allowing infiltration by water.
The microbe reaches capacity, causing an osmotic, or hydration, overload. The acidic fluid
and water floods the cell faster than the cell can expel it, literally causing the cell to burst.
No evidence of toxicity in any form has been observed in any testing carried out by independent