Water solutions of ECA Technologies Africa® units
The ECA Tech Africa units produce 3 key modes of Electrolyzed
Water solutions (Anolyte x 2 and Catholyte), depending on
the working current strength, velocities of stream of electrochemically
treated water and its distribution in anode and cathode chambers.
Eco-Lyte (A) - Acidic Anolyte can be used
wherever there is a need to disinfect or sterilise, in applications
where the pH is unimportant and where there is no danger of
corrosion. Anolyte is a very powerful disinfectant against
all bacteria, viruses and algae even when it is diluted in
water or sprayed in the air.
is a colourless transparent biocidical liquid with a strong
chlorine smell. It consists predominantly of chlorine (Cl2)
with low Ph and high ORP which all give it superior sporicidal
and biocidal activity. Active substances conform to all regulatory
(NTL) - Neutral Anolyte (the most popular solution)
is used wherever pH is important (corrosion) and where possible
evaporation of active chlorine cannot be avoided. Neutral
Anolyte is very effective against bacteria and viruses and
is mostly used to disinfect water as a raw material, product
holding tankers, drinking water or other water sources. Besides
this Neutral Anolyte is widely used to disinfect / sterilise
objects (floors, wall, tools, foodstuff, etc.).
NTL - Anolyte
is a colourless transparent biocidical liquid with a slight
chlorine smell. It consists predominantly of Hypochlorous
acid (HClO) and Hypochlorite ion (OCl-) wich give it superior
sporicidal and biocidal activity. Active substances conform
to all regulatory requirements.
(DG) - Alkaline Catholyte which has increased dissolvent,
extract and adsorption chemical properties and is mainly used
as a degreaser / detergent, has a pH between 11 and 13 and
can be used for flocculation (e.g. of heavy metals), coagulation,
washing, extraction. Furthermore this solution can be used
to wash wounds (instead of using iodine) and wherever there
is a need to increase pH level of the water to be treated.
The Service Offering
Green cleaning is not simply about replacing your
current product with a biodegradable or milder cleaner. Green
cleaning is about examining your entire cleaning processes
based upon an assessment of spaces, products and practices
to maximize cleanliness, both in terms of dirt germs, while
at the same time reducing unnecessary hazardous cleaning chemical
exposures to clientele, staff, and all visitors reducing the
environmental harm of disposing of used chemicals.
This vision and challenge embodies the complete ECA Technology
offering. ECA Technologies have developed a classic world
class 3 phased service offering that provides an end-to-end
solution for the client which includes:
• Pre-implementation Phase
- GAP Analysis
- requirements definition
- new processes and procedures
• Implementation Phase
- hardware installation
- implement new processes and
• Post implementation
- hand holding
Requirements definition / GAP Analysis
The Project Manager (PM) confers with the organisation's
management to determine the high-level functionality that
should be implemented to meet the defined business requirements
of the ECA Technology solution. The requirements are used
to determine the base and expansion of the complete solution
that will be implemented and the scope of the project is set.
Additionally due to scalability of the solution the number
of geographical locations and user groups to which the device
will ultimately be deployed, training needs and testing environments
are specified for further costing purposes. The necessary
hardware is ordered.
Once finalisation of this stage has been reached, the project
leaders should have a high-level understanding of the expected
functionality of the system, its architectural complexities,
capitalising on the overlap with other projects including
integrating Managerial, Operational, Social, and Technical
project components. The Requirements Definition is then produced,
which details planned functionality to be included, iterations,
timelines, major deliverables and dependencies on other projects.
This step will be seen as a logical roadmap for the incremental
delivery of functionality to the organisation's end-users.
It should take into account how the solution will interface
with existing processes as well as how it can beneficially
impact or be impacted by other projects being conducted within
This will then be incorporated into the Project Management
Plan, forming an important communication tool that should
be used both for project team guidance and for addressing
Process and Procedure redesign
Many organisations need more than incremental change
in existing hardware and new technologies to achieve their
targeted outcomes. They don’t need to make existing
processes more efficient or effective but need to identify
fundamentally new ways to do business. In many cases, taking
advantage of the opportunities provided by powerful technological
advances or succeeding in increasingly competitive environments
requires discontinuous change. Attempting to leverage technology
or become more competitive without fundamental process redesign
heightens the risk that significant investments in new technology
or enterprise engineering will yield few if, any improvements
in productivity and no return on a major financial investment.
Upon closer examination, more times than not you will find
that where new technology is implemented it has been superimposed
on existing work processes rather than adapting new processes.
This creates the real possibility that significant investments
in new systems will hinder rather than enable needed change.
Procedure redesign is however the least ‘invasive"
of the discontinuous change strategies because while it may
involve streamlining of work flow, automation of activities,
or improved information dissemination, it does not necessarily
require replacing current organisational structures.
ECA Technologies Africa believes that "Technology permits
changes in work, and work must change radically in order to
take advantage of technology". Technology provides the
infrastructure and tools, which fundamentally change organisations,
but management provides the strategic business vision that
transforms technology into competitive advantage".
ECA Technologies consider the implementation of a new system
and the training of relevant staff as the most critical factor
in determining the success or otherwise of a new system. No
matter how unique and ground breaking the technology is, returns
from the system results will not be fully realised if hardware
is not installed correctly supported with world class Service
Level Agreements (SLA’s) and staff members are not adequately
The installation of the ECA Technology devices is very specific
and shall be carried out by ECA Technologies Africa for a
nominal installation fee.
and process design will consider:
• boundary constraints
• knowledge of client infrastructure
• integration with existing systems
• storage and distribution
• in-situ management and supervision
ECA Technologies Africa defines training as the communication
and transfer of new knowledge, skills and changing of attitudes.
The training process includes:
• assessing needs
o team and individual discussions
o observations of current behaviour
• defining ‘who to train’ and providing
resource specific training
• setting of objectives
• provision of materials
• evaluation and follow up
Hand Holding and Support
Post-implementation is the formal review of a programme
or project. It is used to answer the question: Did we achieve
what we set out to do, in business terms and if not, what
should be done?
ECA Technologies Africa believes this phase is an essential
component of the benefits management process. It checks whether
benefits, including these set out in the requirements definition
and GAP analysis have been achieved and identifies opportunities
for further improvement. Without it you cannot demonstrate
that your investment in the programme of business change was
As this implementation project represents a massive cultural
change for the client ECA Technologies Africa will stay on-site
for an agreed number of days post-implementation and engage
with the client and help users with new processes and procedures.
This time will also be used to draw up final report back documentation
defining issues or commitments still to be resolved, next
phase activities and SLA.
Once a system has been installed the client will have access
to the following on-going support services:
• help desk support during normal business hours
• new releases of software containing functional enhancements
and new features
• regular classroom training
• consultancy and on-site training
• system, process and procedure audits