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Development of non-toxic, low-cost, high-performing, disinfecting household gadget to prevent the spread of germs, viruses, bacteria, and fungus.

Project description

A new safe, smart and cheap disinfectant

Hygiene is essential for the prevention of disease spread, and for public and personal health. Alcohol is not an ideal disinfectant, as it uses toxic chemicals that are detrimental to our health, the environment and our budgets. The EU-funded 3E project will develop a concept for home cleaning and sanitation by converting table salt and tap water into hypochlorous acid which is a safe, non-toxic, effective, and low-cost disinfectant. Specially developed detergent additives added to electrolysed water will help consumers to create simple and cheap detergent at home. The 3E concept sterilises any surface and kills 99.9 % of bacteria, microbes, and germs. The project results will improve public health and reinforce sustainable prevention measures for the spread of viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Objective

"The scientific term ""hygiene"" refers to the maintenance of health and healthy living. Our objective is to develop a low-cost household gadget (3E) that will generate an in-situ, ready-to-use, high performing, effective, and non-toxic disinfecting agent to reinforce the measures of keeping personal-hygiene at the highest level and helping in preventing the spread of diseases. 3E concept eliminates the need for using expensive, harsh, and toxic chemicals or alcohol-based personal disinfectant products. The gadget works only with tap water and table salt, Sodium chloride (NaCI), which can be found most probably in every house. The 3E gadget converts regular table salt and tap water into Neutral Electrolyzed Water to destroy infectious organisms. The electrolysis of salt produces a solution of hypochlorous acid (HOCI) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The resulting water can be used as a safe non-toxic disinfectant. The solution kills bacteria, microbes, and germs by 99,9%. The solution sterilizes, deodorizes, and purifies the air as well and is safe to use for delicate applications such as pets, kids’ toys, and food. 3E will sterilize and deodorize simply every surface and even clothes, carpets, furniture, and shoes. 3E gadget can be used at home, at the car, at the office, wherever sterilization and cleaning is needed. The expected outcomes of the project are increasing public health, reinforcing the prevention measures of the spread of germs, viruses, bacteria, and fungus, introducing a completely new, low-cost, safe household cleaning, a non-toxic disinfecting solution to end-users. Unlike conventional detergent and other disinfectant products, 3E solution can be used safely and easily on all surfaces, including food. The initial investment of buying the 3E gadget is returned in an average of 2 months and saves money throughout its lifetime."

Coordinator

PETRA GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 2 437 478,75
Address
SCHUMANNSTR 27
60325 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hessen Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 3 482 112,50

Participants (2)