All quality water ionizers use platinum coated titanium plates. Why? What are the benefits of using titanium plates?
Is Titanium Needed in a Water Ionizer Electrode?
Titanium is needed. First of all, it's a very hard, heat-resistant, non-magnetic, durable metal and it’s also abundant on this planet. It's also super-strong and light-weight. For all these reasons titanium is the perfect choice for use in the construction of a water ionizer's plates.
Is the use of titanium electrodes in a water ionizer safe?
Yes, titanium is non-soluble and stable in water. It will last for many years [20, 30 or more] without corroding. Its durability, strength, and non-toxicity make it the choice of material to doctors and medical scientists use for their implanted medical devices such as artificial joints and pacemakers. Also, because it’s so durable and non-magnetic it makes it the best choice of metal to construct a water ionizer electrode with. And, as a side-note, Titanium is often used in hip-replacements.
What if a little gets into the water you drink?
It won’t, because it’s stable and insoluble, also the titanium plates are completely coated with platinum, but even in the odd event it did get into the water, the human body doesn’t react to Titanium as a poison. The body can tolerate high doses before any toxicity would occur and it doesn’t accumulate. Plus, remember, if people have titanium placed in their bodies by doctors [artificial joints, pins, rods, pacemakers] I’d say that indicates a high level of safety has been determined for this material.
For those wanting a more in-depth explanation of titanium’s properties here’s a good link: http://www.lenntech.com/periodic/water/titanium/titanium-and-water.htm
If it’s safe, then why is platinum needed to coat the electrodes?
Platinum is a catalyst, and is needed to speed up the electrolysis. With the water ionizers changing [electrolyzing] the water so drastically just by passing the water over the electrodes, the ionization process wouldn’t occur without a “speeder-upper”. That’s platinum.
Why are Enagic Dealers Saying that other Water Ionizers have titanium plates which will corrode, leach into your water and poison you?
They are misinformed. Plus they may find it convenient to scare people about the competition. I will continue to look into and debunk all the Enagic scare tactics that are unfair and untrue, because I see a lot of them.