A hydrogen atom (center) contains a single proton and a single electron. Removal of the electron gives a cation (positive ion)(left), whereas addition of an electron gives an anion (negative ion) (right). The hydrogen anion, with its loosely held two-electron cloud, has a larger radius than the neutral atom, which in turn is much larger than the bare proton of the cation. Hydrogen forms the only cation that has no electrons, but even cations that (unlike hydrogen) still retain one or more electrons are still smaller than the neutral atoms or molecules from which they are derived.
A water ionizer electrolyzes water with direct current voltage (DCV). A special attachment re-directs tap water out of the faucet through a plastic hose into the ionizer unit. Inside, the water is first filtered through activated charcoal.
Each ionizer unit has a specially engineered electrolysis chamber equipped with platinum-coated titanium electrolysis plates. The filtered water flows into the chamber and is directed through a ceramic membrane that is positioned between the charged electrolysis plates.
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An ion is an atom or molecule in which the total number of electrons is not equal to the total number of protons, giving it a net positive or negative electrical charge.
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(Not an Ion)
The conditioned or 'Ionized' water then exits through two ports (an alkaline port and an acidic port).Cations are attracted to the negatively charged plate to produce cathodic water (reduced water). Anions, negatively charged ions, are attracted to the positively charged plate to produce anodic water (oxidized water).
The (-) cathode attracts minerals such as sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium and others and the water surrounding the terminal becomes alkaline with an increase in hydrogen ions (H+). The anti-cathode terminal attracts ions such as oxygen, sulfuric acid, sulfur and the water surrounding the terminal becomes acidic with an increase in hydroxide ions (OH-).
The water discharged from the alkaline port has a higher pH value and contains minerals, like Calcium and Magnesium, that are in a form that is more suitable for the body to assimilate.
Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium and other minerals can normally be found in drinking water. But these minerals in are complex, inorganic and very stable. These are not easily assimilated by the body. However, minerals in ionized water are separated into ions with (-)ORP. These ions unite with the acidic residues with positive ions. They act as buffering agents that are easily assimilated and eliminated by our bodies.
The number of plates inside the electrolysis chamber varies between systems. Some systems have 3 plates, others 5 and more are possible. The number of plates affects unit performance. The more plates the unit has, the larger the possible range of pH values and the large, and more importantly, the more -ORP values possible of the produced water.