Literature Review and Practice Recommendations: Existing and emerging technologies used for decontamination of the healthcare environment - Electrolysed Water

Publication Date: 16 December 2016

This literature review aims to review the evidence base for using electrolysed water (EW) for decontamination of the healthcare environment.


  • To provide a generic description of EW, including the proposed or actual mechanism of action and the procedure for use.
  • To assess the scientific evidence for effectiveness of EW.
  • To explore practical and safety considerations related to the use of EW.
  • To explore the costs associated with EW.
  • To produce a concise evidence summary for EW to assist the Equipment and Environmental Decontamination Steering Expert Advisory Group in making practical recommendations on the use of EW for NHSScotland.

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Literature Review


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