13th November 2013
By Shawn Butterworth
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
There are two types of electrolyzed water: one is alkaline water and the other is acidic water. And each is produced from ionizing tap water with an alkaline water machine.
Each type either has a positive ORP or a negative ORP (Oxygen Reduction Potential) value. Through the process of electrolysis, the two water types that are produced are: electrolyzed reduced water, and electrolyzed oxidized water; the reduced water is the alkaline water, and the oxidized water is the acidic water. These devices that do the electrolysis are referred to as alkaline water machines, because it is the alkaline water that people are mostly interested in for drinking purposes.
The electrolyzed reduced alkaline water primarily has an ORP measurement on average of between -500 to -800 mV. With this value, through studies that I will reference in this article, it has the ability to scavenge for ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species, otherwise known as toxins or free-radicals). Also, pH (which stands for power of hydrogen) levels of reduced water measure in most cases in between 8 to 10. With the higher pH level after ionization, this is why it is called alkaline water.
On the other hand, the electrolyzed oxidized acidic water consists of an ORP value between +500 to as high as +1300 mV. Having this value enables it to effectively destroy bacteria and pathogens in seconds with contact. As this water has efficient cleaning effects, it is widely used in Asian countries as a safe alternative to conventional cleaners. The pH value of electrolyzed oxidized water can measure anywhere from 4 to 2.5. But in order to effectively remove pathogens within seconds, it must be as close to 2.5 as possible.
When you understand the uses of the acidic water as well as alkaline water, you can get a lot more value from a water electrolyzer.
Continue Reading – Introduction to Electrolyzed Water and the Science of Alkaline Water Machines