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Glossary

Activated Carbon

This is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus to have a very large surface area available for chemical reactions. This is the age old standard for removing chlorine.

Amperage Settings

Amperage is a measurement of electrical current. Since the heart of the ionizer is the electricity delivered to the titanium plates, having the ability to adjust the amperage is very advantageous. It allows you to adjust your ionizer based on your local water conditions to produce alkaline ionized water with the optimum pH.

Antioxidants

An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals, which start chain reactions that damage cells. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves. Although oxidation reactions are crucial for life, they can also be damaging; hence, plants and animals maintain complex systems of multiple types of antioxidants, such as glutathione, vitamin C, and vitamin E as well as enzymes such as catalase, superoxide dismutase and various peroxidases. Low levels of antioxidants, or inhibition of the antioxidant enzymes, causes oxidative stress and may damage or kill cells. Since oxidative stress might be an important part of many human diseases, the use of antioxidants in pharmacology is being studied intensively, particularly as treatments for stroke and neurodegenerative diseases. However, it is unknown whether oxidative stress is the cause or the consequence of disease. Antioxidants are also widely used as ingredients in dietary supplements in the hope of maintaining health and preventing diseases such as cancer and coronary heart disease. In addition to these uses in medicine, antioxidants have many industrial uses, such as preservatives in food and cosmetics and preventing the degradation of rubber and gasoline.

Electrolysis

In relation to water ionizers, electrolysis is the process of passing electrical current through water to separate it into two streams—one with alkaline minerals for drinking and the other with acidic minerals for sanitizing. LIFE IonizersTM delivers an electrical current to the water through an array of positively and negatively charged titanium plates.

Filter Life

This is the length of use that you can expect to get from the filter. It is normally based on a family of four that uses 1000 gallons of drinking water per year.

Filter Material

The is the material that is inside the filters.

LED

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor diode that emits light when an electrical current is applied in the forward direction of the device, as in the simple LED circuit. LEDs are widely used as indicator lights on electronic devices and increasingly in higher power applications such as flashlights and area lighting. Besides lighting, interesting applications include using UV-LEDs for sterilization of water and disinfection of devices, and as a grow light to enhance photosynthesis in plants.

MESH Technology

This technology uses a grid system that is incorporated into the platinum-coated titanium plates within an ionizer. The water flows in and through the electrically charged grid, increasing the electrolysis, which in turn increases pH and ORP of the water.

Micro-Clustered Water

The ionization/electrolysis process creates water molecule clusters that are half the size of regular water molecule clusters. Ionized Alkaline Water has cluster sizes of 6-7 molecules as opposed to 12-13 molecules. This makes the water "wetter" and much more hydrating because it flows through bodily tissues more easily, thus pushing toxins out of our system. The electrolysis process breaks the molecular bonding of water molecules and restructures the water clusters. "Clustered" water is typically characterized by smaller groups of molecules and lower surface tensions and thus can more easily penetrate the cellular membrane. This clustering process is somewhat akin to the ease of carrying a bowling ball through a normal doorway versus trying to carry an 8-foot diameter balloon through the same doorway.

ORP Ratings

This is one of the benefits of an alkaline water ionizer. ORP stands for Oxidation Reduction Potential. ORP is the measure of the machines ability to create anti oxidant properties in the water. In general, the higher the negative number, the better. Please keep in mind that light, air, heat, and magnetic, and electrical components running near the water can have an adverse affect on ORP. This is also the hardest measurement to determine. You must use a high quality ORP meter that is calibrated and even then you will notice fluctuations throughout the day.

pH Ratings

This is one of the major benefits of an alkaline water ionizer. The main thing to note is that the pH is measured in logarithms (like an earthquake). This means the difference between a pH reading of 8 compared to 9 means that the 9 is TEN times stronger than the 8. So when you see an ionizer that creates 11.0 pH, this means the pH is three times stronger than water at 10.7

Power Systems

Since the delivery of SMPS Electrical System. This is the coolest running electrical system on the market that will reduce noise, energy consumption, heat related stress, and will expand the average lifespan of the ionizer to an estimated 30 years. You can also run your alkaline water ionizer for longer than the units run by a transformer.

Source Water

Source water is the water that comes from your water district and then out of your faucet.

Surface Area

Surface area is the measure of how much exposed area an object has. It is expressed in square units. If an object has flat faces, its surface area can be calculated by adding together the areas of its faces. Even objects with smooth surfaces, such as spheres, have surface area.

Titanium Plates

In an ionizer, an electrical charge is delivered to the water through an array of metallic plates. The majority of quality water ionizers contain plates that are made with titanium with platinum coating. These plates are safe; they work efficiently, and they last. Watch out for phrases like "platinized titanium,” as these are not platinum/titanium plates. It is ideal for the plates to be dipped, not just spray coated. All LIFE IonizersTM titanium plates are dipped in platinum, so they are true platinum/titanium plates.

UV Light Technology™

UV (ultraviolet) light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that can kill viruses and bacteria. Water sterilized with UV meets microbiological requirements, according to drinking water regulations. UV water purification applications range from municipal to domestic water supplies and vending machine water.