eWater Systems has just published a white paper detailing the role electrolysed water plays in inactivating bacteria. In the microbial inactivation process electrolysed water essentially damages bacterial cell membranes, creating disruption in cell metabolic processes and, in time, kills the cell.
This is particularly important, as some bacterial cell membranes can become immune to particular chemical sanitizers. The point of difference with traditional packaged chemical sanitizers and electrolysed water is that the former halts the microbial inactivation process whereas the later has the ability to completely kill forms of bacteria.
Professor Nick Santamaria, Chair of Nursing Research, Translational Research at The University of Melbourne, describes the efficacy of electrolysed water on bacteria.