Radical Waters is the global leader in Electrochemically Activated Water (ECA) technology.


Radical Waters (Pty) Ltd has spent 17 years focused on developing and commercializing its patented green ECA technology.


Coke-A-Cola Visits Radical Waters

Coca-Cola Visits Radical Waters


The company has installed operating ECA devices on six continents and in 26 countries primarily for blue chip companies around the world.

Radical Waters' products are used in a wide range of food and beverage markets formerly dependent on traditional chemicals for controlling bacterial contamination.

More specifically, the Company has a focus on markets that include CIP for Beverage Production, Meat & Seafood, Sauce Manufacture, Grain, Wheat and Starch Milling and hospitality.

Radical Waters (Pty) Ltd produces its ECA Hygiene Devices in its factory outside Johannesburg, South Africa.

Numerous patents have been granted covering meat processing, animal husbandry, agricultural yield enhancement, dentistry, medicine, borehole rehabilitation and microbial resistance management. Significant patents are pending in the general beverage field and dental market, as well as unique applications in the starch and grain industries. National patent filings have been made in all major markets worldwide.

Under the chairmanship of Dion Friedland, the Group has restructured in recent years to meet growing demand for ECA and to provide improved service to its worldwide customer base of blue chip international companies.

The holding company, Radical Waters International, Ltd, now owns three subsidiary companies:

  • Radical Waters International (UK) LLP, headquartered in London, which administers global distribution relationships in all countries outside of the Rand Monetary Area;
    Radical Waters International (UK) LLP in London is responsible for international distributor relationships.

  • Radical Waters Intellectual Property (Pty) Ltd maintains and is expanding its considerable patent portfolio.

  • Radical Waters (Pty) Ltd which sells and manufactures the hygiene management generators (devices) in South Africa and provides marketing, sales, service and technical support to distributors and clients. Radical Waters (Pty) Ltd sales team, in addition to covering the Rand Monetary Area, is responsible for servicing global enquiries and handle sales in countries where distributors have not been appointed, and enquiries in countries where distributors do not have exclusivity for all market sectors.

Radical Waters (Pty) Ltd is led and managed by its Executive Committee consisting of 5 members who manage the Business:

  • Miss Zahida Dhansay – Executive Vice President, Finance and Production
  • Mrs. Nikki Wilson – Executive Vice President, Operations and Marketing
  • Mr. Philip Nel – Executive Vice President, Technical and R&D
  • Mr. Derik Du Plessis – Executive Vice President, Sector Sales (The Americas) and Engineering Design
  • Mr. Anton Louw – Executive Vice President, Sector Sales (Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Middle East)

The Group actively seeks and adds distributors and integration partners as part of its international growth strategy.

The outlook for the Radical Waters Group is extremely positive, with numerous applications for the use of ECA technology thanks to the fact that it is safe for use on food and in all food environments.

ECA is non-toxic and safe for the treatment of water used in food and beverage plants; free-rinsing (no post-application rinsing is required); produced on site on demand; and is residue and taint free.

About Anolyte and Catholyte


Anolyte is a natural disinfectant liquid solution. Catholyte is a natural mild liquid detergent. These ECA solutions are the two distinct products of the Radical Waters ElectroChemical Activation (ECA Technology) process. These two solutions are used extensively by the Radical Waters clients in several different applications ranging from disinfection to cleaning in both an economical and an environmentally friendly manner.



Cleaning In Place (CIP)


CIP is frequently regarded as a grudge activity that interrupts the continuity of the production process. However it remains the cornerstone of high intensity large volume beverage packaging and without diligent application of the fundamental principles of CIP, product quality will suffer through flavour and colour inconsistency. More importantly without CIP microbial contamination with large scale spoilage of packaged products can occur.



Going Green ECA Technology is a Green Solution.


Regrettably, man has become accustomed to resolving many of his problems through the use of chemicals. The extensive and indiscriminate use of these chemical products is now backfiring and has resulted in enormous environmental problems. The persistence of these chemical compounds are directly responsible for the incremental pollution of the environment, and have been shown to cause biocidal and antimicrobial tolerance and resistance within bacteria, viruses and fungi.