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How an Alkaline Water System Works

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

Alkaline water systems have gained popularity recently due to their perceived health benefits. But how exactly do these systems work, and what advantages do they provide?

Ionization Process

Alkaline water systems work through ionization using electrolysis, which involves passing an electric current through water. The water undergoes filtration before entering the electrolysis chamber to remove impurities. Inside the chamber, the water separates into alkaline and acidic streams due to the charged electrodes. The negatively charged electrode produces alkaline water by attracting positive ions like calcium, potassium, and magnesium, while the positively charged electrode creates acidic water by attracting negative ions.

pH Adjustment

The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 considered neutral, below 7 acidic, and above 7 alkaline. Tap water typically falls within the neutral to slightly acidic range, while alkaline water systems aim to increase the pH to a more alkaline level, usually between 8 and 10.

The ionization process mentioned earlier enables the alkaline water system to achieve this pH adjustment. The alkaline water stream produced during electrolysis is rich in hydroxide ions (OH-), contributing to the water's alkalinity. Conversely, the acidic water stream has a higher concentration of hydrogen ions (H+), resulting in a lower pH.

Additional Filtration and Enhancement

Beyond the ionization and pH adjustment processes, many alkaline water systems incorporate additional filtration stages to improve water quality further. These filtration mechanisms can vary between systems but often include activated carbon filters, sediment filters, and sometimes reverse osmosis membranes.

6 Benefits of Using an Alkaline Water System

The benefits of using an alkaline water system include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Enhanced Hydration

Alkaline water may have smaller water clusters that are more easily absorbed by the body, potentially improving hydration and cellular function.

2. Alkalizing Properties

By balancing the body's pH levels, alkaline water may help balance the acidity of a modern diet high in processed foods and acidic beverages.

3. Antioxidant Potential

Alkaline water may have powerful antioxidant properties due to the presence of negative ions, which significantly aid in the removal of dangerous free radicals from the body.

4. Mineral Intake

Alkaline water systems often increase the concentration of beneficial minerals essential for optimal health, such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

5. Improved Digestion

Drinking alkaline water aids digestion, potentially alleviating symptoms such as acid reflux or heartburn and improving bone density in postmenopausal women.

6. Taste and Odor

Alkaline water systems often incorporate additional filtration stages, such as activated carbon filters, which improve the taste and odor of the water by reducing impurities like chlorine or organic compounds.

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