Chemical-free Cleaning Solutions Made of Water

Chemical-free Cleaning Solutions Made of Water

Sonia Zjawinski
Apr 21, 2010

Spring cleaning should be in a full effect by now. If you're like us, you're always on the look out for natural ways to combat grime. While companies like Seventh Generation, Method, and Citra-Solv use natural ingredients to make their cleaners, there's really nothing more green than using water and only water.

The ActiveIon Ionator is a large spray bottle (about the size of a power drill) that turns tap water into a chemical-free antibacterial cleaner. The proprietary technology uses ionization to convert tap water into a powerful sanitizer that kills 99.9 percent of common bacteria (it's been tested and confirmed).

When the trigger is pressed, the tap water flows into a water cell where a slight electrical charge is applied to the water. The charged water then passes through an ion exchange membrane to create an oxygen-rich mixture of positive and negative "nano-bubbles." When applied to surfaces, this ionized water attracts dirt like a magnet helping to lift it from the surface and allowing it to be wiped away. The ionized water returns to its natural state after 30-45 seconds.

The Ionators work on multiple surfaces like, glass, stainless steel, granite, marble, and even carpet and fabrics.

Unfortunately, the technology, which was developed from high-cost technology used in food-processing plants and four-star restaurants, is not cheap. The consumer-grade Ionator costs $169, while the professional version sells for $329. Before you scoff, you have the to remember that you won't be buying any cleaners for 3-5 years.

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