Sanyo, one of the leading providers of environment and energy related products and services, has announced on Monday that its proprietary electrolysed water technology effectively suppresses avian influenza viruses.
In joint research with Tottori University, a national university in south western Japan, Sanyo's proprietary electrolysed water technology, 'Disinfectant Element' system and 'Disinfectant Electrolysed Mist' system was shown highly effective in suppressing more than 99% of airborne avian influenza viruses. Officials from Sanyo confirmed that the effectiveness of the technology was used in two ways, one by letting air containing the virus pass through a filter impregnated with electrolysed water, and the other, by spraying a mist of electrolysed water onto a cotton bud smeared with the virus.
Officials from Sanyo have explained that the technology is useful in preventing the spread of bird flu virus, as electrolysed water can be easily made from tap water and it does not require any antiseptic substances. Electrolysed water is made from ordinary tap water by electrolysis, a process in which chemical compounds in the water are dissolved by an electric current passed through electrodes.
Sanyo have announced that they are proud of the work they have done in developing this technology, which they hope could possibly lead to the prevention of a major world threat. The chairman of Sanyo Tomoyo Nonaka announced that they would continue to research the practical uses of this technology in homes, schools and other public places.