|Breakthrough ECA CIP cleaning tech ‘more progressive than prog rock’: Radical Waters
Carla Fiford, of Radical Waters, tells Ben Bouckley at InterBev 2012 why Electro Chemical Activation (ECA) is a ‘breakthrough’ cleaning technology that brings beverage bottlers cost and sustainability benefits.
Radical Waters is the global leader in Electro-Chemically Activated Water (ECA) technology.
Radical Waters (Pty) Ltd has spent over 17 years focused on developing and commercializing its patented green ECA technology. The company has installed operating ECA devices on 6 continents and in 27 countries primarily for blue chip companies.
Our products are used in a wide range of markets formerly dependent on chemicals for controlling contamination and bacterial infection.
We manufacture Natural Hygiene Generators. Our generators come in several sizes and produce, hygiene solutions that replace traditional chemicals.
Our Natural Hygiene Solutions, generically known as Anolyte and Catholyte, are produced through a process known as electrochemical activation of water, or ECA.
Radical Waters’ ECA focusses on markets that include beverage production, meat & seafood, sauce manufacture, milling & starch and hospitality.
The Holding Company
Radical Waters International Ltd 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 (Pty) Ltd which produces the hygiene management generators (devices) in South Africa and provides marketing, sales and technical support to distributors.
Radical Waters Intellectual Property (Pty) Ltd maintains and is expanding it’s considerable patent portfolio. Twenty-three 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.
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; nontoxic; safe for the treatment of water used in food and beverage plants; produced on site on demand; free-rinsing (no post-application rinsing is required); and is residue and taint free.
Radical Waters’ ECA technology is also a real time application solution and a quality management tool that continuously monitors optimal dosage levels for compliance with approved safety and efficacy specifications.