Electrochemical activation

Electrochemical activation is the technology to obtain metastable substances by anode or cathode electrochemical action for their further use in various technology processes during the period of sustained high physical-chemical and catalytic activity.

Advantages of electrochemical activation:


  • due to abnormal  reactive capacity of solutions and gases used for disinfection, washing, extraction, oxidation and in many technological  processes;
  • due to close to theoretically possible rate of salt conversion from initial water or law-mineralized solution, which can be realized exclusively by electrochemical reactors developed by Vitold Bakhir Institute;

Eco friendliness

  • due to the use of initial salt solutions of alkali and  alkali-earth metals, water and electric power to obtain pure law-mineralized ECA solutions  and their further self-degradation to initial products without formation of harmful by-products;
  • due to zero toxicity and similarity of active compounds of ECA solutions with substances produced by macroorganism during phagocytosis.

Cost efficiency

  • due to the use of affordable and inexpensive reagents – salt and water – in electrolysis;
  • due to energy-saving performance of ECA devices as compared to other electrolysis devices, whereby technical parameters of device operation are maximally close to theoretically possible;
  • as there is no need to deliver, store and maintain security (explosion safety) of conventional reagents, because ECA devices generate reagents at place of use in any quantity.

The author of electrochemical activation is  Vitold Bakhir. Electrochemical activation was officially recognized as a new scientific-technical direction in the Minutes to Vitold Bakhir Ph.D. Thesis defense dated 25 June 1985, although the research in the field of electrochemical activation of drill mud had started in early 1970s.    Currently over 500 utility model patents and applications in the field of techniques and technology of electrochemical activation are widely used in various industrial sectors, agriculture and medicine, having proven their excellent performance and cost efficiency. STEL, IZUMRUD, AQUACHLOR and many other devices have been successfully operated for several decades at many enterprises, healthcare centers, and water treatment stations in Russia and abroad.

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