FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7 May 2012
Radical Waters today announced that its controlling shareholder, Giant Trading Inc, has had two new patents issued supported by Radical Waters cutting edge, ECA (electrochemically activated water) technology. This increases Radical Waters already extensive patent portfolio.
“These patents make available huge benefits to the starch and grain industry, one patent is for the method and composition for starch extraction and modification and the other for the method for treating raw and processed grains and starches,” says Radical Waters Chairman, Dion Friedland.
Philip Nel, Technical Manager of Radical Waters says, “Conventional methods of starch extraction involve the inclusion of Sulphur Dioxide (S02) to control microorganisms. However Sulphur Dioxide is a poisonous gas, which can cause taints and colour changes to the final product and must be neutralised further in the process with Peroxide. This is expensive and it inhibits S02’s anti-microbial activity.
“Radical Waters Anolyte essentially acts as a replacement to S02, and requires no neutralisation. As a consequence, it increases good grade starch yields.”
Similarly the grain patent will open further doors for Radical Waters globally.
“In the grain application, ECA is used at the conditioning stage, where a minimal amount of water is added to the dry product. The inclusion of ECA has an antimicrobial and a residual effect on the product in the plant further along in the process, which has had proven benefits to the final milled product. When the final product i.e. flour is used for baked goods, laboratory results have proven an increased size in loaf volumes as well as extended shelf life.” concludes Nel.
Radical Waters already has numerous ECA device installations in 23 countries including the USA, China, Germany, France and many countries in Africa.
Carla Fiford, Managing Director Radical Waters says, “Our products are used in a wide range of markets that were formerly dependent on chemicals for controlling contamination and bacterial infection, so these new patents are a good extension of what we have spent over 15 years developing and commercialising. It is all about natural hygiene solutions.”
Specific details of the patents can be found at:
As well as:
“Our vision is to become the preferred replacement for chemical disinfection by making Radical Waters ECA technology and service available worldwide,” says Fiford, “These patents help lead the way.”
Radical Waters (Pty) Ltd has spent 15 years focused on developing and commercialising its patented green ECA technology. The company has installed operating devices on 6 continents and in 23 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. The company has a focus on markets that includes beverage production, meat and seafood, sauce manufacture, milling and starch and hospitality. Radical Waters (Pty) Ltd produces devices in its factory in South Africa. Radical Waters International (UK) LLP in London is responsible for international distributor relationships.
Issued for: Radical Waters South Africa (Pty) Limited
Contact: Nikki Frieslaar, Marketing and Operations Manager: +27 (0) 11 466 0610
Fax No: +27 11 466 0114
Date: 7 May 2012