Diaphragm electrolysis takes place in a water ionizer.
A direct current flows from the negative pole to the positive pole, whereby the electrons flow over the ions dissolved in water.
Water in the cathode chamber becomes alkaline and electron rich (H2 saturated) because of different electrochemical processes that occur. In the opposite anode chamber it becomes acidic and electron poor (O2 saturated), which is noted in the change of the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP).
The negative ORP supplies the alkaline activated water with antioxidant properties in the cathode chamber.
The reason for this is dissolved hydrogen gas. The pH value of pH neutral water can be raised with electrolysis up to ca. pH 12.9. For example, in Germany a maximum value of pH 9.5 is approved. Therefore each ionizer can be set so that the maximum drinking pH value is not exceeded.
Even if the 9.5 pH limit is inadvertently exceeded, alkaline water is not a harmful substance, nor is it caustic like a chemical lye with the same pH value.
Even extremely acidic activated water with a pH value of 2.5 does not attack the body, for compared to stomach acid with a pH value of 2.5 it is only weakly buffered. 6)
Excerpt from the book “Karl Heinz Asenbaum: Electrically activated water – An invention with extraordinary potential.”
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