Should electrolysis cells be dry?


Roman R.: I have read that the electrodes should always be dry after use. How so?

  • This is with all counter top ionizers. Would activated water still remain there, this is subject to the rules of the relaxation time, that is, among other things, that minerals like calcium fall out which would ultimately hinder both electrolysis and the flow of water through the outlet hose.
  • The reason why I recommend so far only one model of under the counter ionizers, lies precisely in this: The activated water cannot flow and forces in calcareous water which leads to unreasonably frequent manual decalcifying procedures.
  • Corrosion is not an issue in this question. An electrolytic cell in a modern water ionizer is corrosion resistant for decades, as long as the plated platinum layer is not damaged. In case of inadequate filtration, iron particles that come to the anode build up an oxide layer on the platinum layer, which reduces performance. One can scrape off the oxide layer and have the platinum plate clean again, yet for that you must disassemble the electrolytic cell.

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The Munich-based journalist has been working on the topic of "alkaline activated water" since 2004. For 12 years he worked closely with the alternative physician Dr. Walter Irlacher, with whom he wrote two successful books: "Service Manual for Humans” (Service Handbuch Mensch) (2006) and "Drink Yourself Alkaline” (Trink Dich basisch) (2008,2011). Since 2014 he has been contributing his knowledge and experience to Aquacentrum and giving lectures worldwide. “Electro-activated Water", the world's most comprehensive book on the subject, was published in 2016. View all faqs by Karl Heinz Asenbaum 

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