What is a Water Ionizer?
Ever since the inception of alkaline water machines, people have been wondering how to build a water ionizer. With so many different benefits to drinking alkaline water, people are interested in the positive effects of the machine but don’t want to spend in the ballpark of about $1000 for one of the machines.
The technology in the market of alkaline water is undoubtedly more advanced than most individuals can make at home, but it is possible to make an acid/alkaline water charger to experiment with at home for only the cost of materials. The price of materials used to make your own unit should be between %50 and $70, but the investment can be well worth it.
The idea behind building a water ionizer is to separate the clusters of molecules that make up the water itself. By applying a low voltage charge, you will create a process known as electrolysis. This process draws the positively charged particles to one side of the container, and the positively charged molecules to the other. By doing this, you will separate the acidic and alkaline components that make up the water and change its PH.
Many commercial outlets for alkaline water ionizers claim that the alkaline portion of the water can cure many ailments including heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, metal buildup in the body, and many other negative health effects. In addition to the alkaline portion of the water being great for your health, the acidic side can be used for cleaning surfaces and watering plants as it has been proven to kill bacteria.
How to Make a Simple Water Ionizer
The first thing you will want to do when making a water ionizer is to purchase a storage container for the water made from plastic. You will also need a rectangular basket or container often used for grilling that has a mesh bottom and will allow water to pass through. You will also need small plastic screws about 10mm long and two small crocodile clips that are different colors to signify the positive and negative charge. In order to power the device you will need a 230v, 12v, or 24v battery and a synthetic chamois. Lastly, you will need two stainless steel plates that are higher than the inside of the container.
First, cut out a 10-15cm square from the basket. Mark the large side of the container about 5cm below the top. Next, wedge a block of wood inside the container to support the side and drill as many 6 to 7mm holes as you can. Smooth off the wood and drill holes in the corners of the plastic mesh in order to put the screws in.
Hold the mesh over the container and drill a hole where it will go through one corner. Next, fit one screw in the corner and drill through the opposite corners and fix the basket onto the container. Next drill holes through the sides and remove the crews and blocks of wood.
Next, we the chamois and wiring and cut out a piece that is larger than the plastic mesh. Hold the mesh over the chamois on a board and drill holes into the chamois where the screws will go through. Remove any loose bits from the chamois and rinse and wring it out a few times. After you’ve got the contraption built, rinse the whole ionizer in and out.
Cut of the plug on the adapter and fit on the crocodile clips. Test the ionizer by placing the clips into the water. The acid water should have a brown hue to it and it should be in the large container. If the colors are reversed, reverse the clips.
The idea is that the membrane will filter out the impurities from the alkaline water and allow it to pass into the small container. The charge will separate the alkaline from the acidic and create different PH levels within the water. When learning how to build a water ionizer, it might take a little practice, but the payoff may be well worth the effort.