During the 1960s and 1970s, new -and sometimes of low-quality- biocides were widely used as a weapon against microbes in food production and healthcare. When it was demonstrated that these new biocides caused substantial biological and environmental harm in the 1980s, global action was taken that prohibited the use of these poisonous substances. Despite this, some of them remain on the market, such as formaldehyde and its derivatives (removed from medical usage due to evidence that it causes asthma and cancer).

For many years, ANECO® has been testing the potential of its flagship product, Aneco®, as a substitute for chlorine, the most effective and widely used disinfectant, and has contributed to the elimination of many dangerous diseases, which are also caused by population growth and poor living conditions. However, it has been demonstrated that combining chlorine with organic matter produces hazardous compounds such as chloramines, carcinogens, or chemicals that pose major health hazards.

Aneco® Test Biocide (riduzione log 10)

1. Horse serum 0.03%;
2. Sporicide test 1% horse serum BS EN 1275/1276;
Tests performed at HIRL, Dudley Road, Birmingham, Don Whitley Scienti c Ltd, Shipley, West Yorkshire.

Aneco® is used in commercial and industrial applications such as human waste treatment and oil exploration to ensure that rivers and the environment are not affected at the source.

Aneco® is a saltwater electrolyzed combination developed by ANECO® to produce a unique biological fluid with electrochemically activated water. Aneco® is a biodegradable material.

Aneco® is non-hazardous to either fauna or flora due to the positive benefits and disinfecting power of chlorine, but with no negative, toxic side-effects for humans, animals, or the environment.

ANECO® has also developed the technology and experience to maintain the product stable and active for an 18 to 24 month storage period, making it a suitable solution for cold sterilisation due to its superior sporicidal, fungicidal, and bactericidal properties.

Aneco®, some of the several uses identified in the hospital sector:

• Staff hygiene (hand washing, …)
• Washing of beds and wheelchairs [compatible with most dishwashers in Europe];
• Pre-treatment of linen;
• Decontamination of medical equipment;
• Decontamination of endoscopes and washing machines;
• Decontamination of water deposits and pipes;
• Surface treatment, floors, walls, work surfaces;
• Soaking and draining;
• Podiatry – washing feet and equipment;
• Radiology: Surface cleaning and ultrasonic decontamination;
• Nebulisation of clean areas – as part of deep cleaning or rapid decontamination;
• Bio removal techniques in endoscopes and dental equipment.