Confused about how a water ionizer works? That’s not surprising, the way a water ionizer works is not very well understood – even by many of the people selling water ionizers! in fact, most of what you hear and read about how ionizers work is simply false. Eager sales people can make the inner workings of a water ionizer sound complex and confusing, but it’s not. The way a water ionizer works can be explained in simple terms. It’s magnetism, not magic.
How a Water Ionizer Works – Transcript
alkaline ionized water is super amazing. With so many scientific studies showing the benefits of drinking alkaline ionized water, your interests have been perked. But as a savvy consumer you wanna know just how this healthy gadget works. But with all the conflicting information out thereon how water ionizer works plus all the water ionizer jargon, it can be so confusing. I mean what’s really going on inside this thing?
How water ionizer works in two minutes flat
Filtration: All high quality residential water ionizers should have a comprehensive filtration before the ionization process even starts.
Ionization: Once the water has been cleaned of contaminants, it enters the ionization chamber. Dissolved mineral compounds in tap water such as calcium carbonate and magnesium sulfate fly over the platinum coated titanium plates. Through a process called electrodialysis,the electron charge that holds the mineral compounds together is broken in half. Positively charged ions, such as calcium magnesium and potassium, are drawn toward the negatively charged plate also known as cathode. Negatively charged ions such as carbonate and sulfate ions are drawn toward the positively charged plate also known as anode. Next the separated ions passed through a membrane known as an ion permeable membrane which allows the ions to pass through but not cross back. On each side [of the membrane] the alkaline ions in the acidic ions exist on their own for only an instant before chemically combining with water molecules.The alkaline ions and the water molecules form mineral hydrates.On the other side the acidic ions combine with water molecules to create aqueous acids.
See below for a complete explanation of the terms used in this video
What’s in alkaline water?
when a mineral ion meets a hydroxyl ion they make mineral hydrates such as magnesium hydrate potassium hydrate calcium hydrate trace minerals like zinc and manganese also make appearances in order to create powerful ORP anti-oxidants and high pH levels recent studies have shown that mineral hydrates with alkaline ionized water possess powerful health benefit
Terms used in this video – explained
Filtration: The process used to clean tap water of contaminants: Water is run through filters designed to reduce the toxic compounds and elements found in your water supply.
Ionization Chamber: A box inside the water ionizer that contains charged plates, and an ion-permeable membrane. This is where the filtered tap water is separated into alkaline and acid halves by separating the mineral compounds in tap water into alkaline and acidic ions.
Mineral Compounds: A compound is any substance made up of two or more different kinds of atoms. For example: Calcium carbonate is made of calcium atoms and carbon atoms. Calcium is alkaline, carbon is acidic.
Electrodialysis: A process that uses magnetism and ion-permeable membranes to separate the elements in water. It uses negatively charged plates that are separated by an ion-permeable membrane to separate water into alkaline water and acid water
Ion-permeable membrane: A special type of membrane made by Dupont called Nafion. The ion-permeable membrane allows ions – any molecule that has an electron charge to pass through it. The membrane does not allow uncharged particles – such as water molecules – to pass through it.
Ions: Any molecule with an electrical charge is an ion. Ions can be present in water and air, as well as solids. Molecules that don’t have a charge are not ions. For example, water molecules are not charged, so they are not ions.
Mineral hydrates:Alkaline minerals like calcium are not chemically stable. In water, they will chemically combine with a hydroxyl ion – a ion that is made of one oxygen atom, and one hydrogen atom taken from a water molecule – to form a chemically stable compound called a mineral hydrate. These compounds are called mineral hydrates because the alkaline mineral has combined with a water molecule. In essence the water molecule hydrates the alkaline mineral.
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Aqueous acids: Are formed when a substance in water causes water pH to drop. Water ionizers produce aqueous carbonic acid – a weak aqueous acid made of water and the carbonate ions that are separated from the alkaline minerals in tap water by the electrodialysis process.
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