Brit Liggett

Spray Bottle Turns Tap Water into 99.9% Effective Disinfectant

by , 04/20/10

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The Activeion Ionator is a high-tech spray bottle that uses a proprietary technology to transform tap water into a cleaning disinfectant capable of killing 99.9% of the bacteria in your home. The device is endorsed by science guy Bill Nye and super-green actress Laura Dern, who both lend their faces to the product website and tell their tales of disinfectant success. Have a dirty counter? Whip out the Activeion Ionator, pull the trigger and let its “oxygen-rich mixture of positive and negative nano-bubbles” do the work.

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Needless to say we’re certainly intrigued by this “miracle” cleaning product. It appears to work as well as standard household cleaning products — but without the household cleaner. You simply pour water into the refillable insert and spray away. The technology has been available for large scale cleaning in restaurants and hospitals but now Activeion has released the Ionator HOM which is a bit smaller and less expensive.

The devices are still pretty pricey however — the most powerful of the three Ionators, the Ionator EXP, goes for $329 while the Ionator HOM is priced at $169. A little expensive for a bottle of green cleaner but this guy will last you up to 5 years without further investment.

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4 Comments

  1. ricketmt October 22, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Sorry but I have to agree here that at the very least the science behind this is suspect. It claims to be a disinfectant, but it is not EPA approved as such. Instead it uses a loop hole in the EPA certification of devices to kill pests (think of a mouse trap, or bug zapper). They merely used this loop hole to send a letter to the EPA letting them know that they have this “device” that kill germs. Whoila, now ActiveIon claims EPA certification with their registration number for their device.

    Not only that, but I have seen this device demoed at trade shows and I was unimpressed to say the least.

    What I would like to see is independent testing, and real EPA testing of this device as a disinfectant. I believe until that happens, these devices looked at in a very skeptical light. I do realize that technology can drive real innovation, but this just seems too good to be true. I certainly would not want to be in a hospital where they are using these to clean up infections until that time.

  2. middleclassprophet April 28, 2010 at 9:14 am

    FoxPaws, did you even read the article you posted about ionized water? It refers to “pure” water not being ionized. The ActiveIon uses “Tap” water and the elements in that water is what conducts the ion charge. They state that fairly openly when explaining the technology…you must use tap water for it to be effective. Your attempt to debunk it comes up short, sorry.

  3. altaira April 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Although it is better that this product is not using chemicals in order to clean, it’s STILL a product that kills 99.9% of bacteria and thus contributes to the creation of superbugs. It doesn’t pay to be a germophobe.

  4. FoxPaws April 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Sorry guys, but this really is a scam. The science (despite Bill Nye’s hollow approval) just doesn’t hold up. Here’s a link that explains it far better than I can; http://www.chem1.com/CQ/ionbunk.html

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