The electrolysis chamber is the heart of the ECAIA ionizer S. Here the water is ionized and acquires all the properties that characterize alkaline ECAIA water.
Electrolysis chambers present huge differences in quality, that a layman cannot identify immediately. The chamber is securely mounted inside the unit, a position which perhaps explains why producers often save money on this part. An ionization chamber of poor quality, however, may have serious consequences for the filtered water.
For the production of the ECAIA ionizer S only components of the highest quality are used. The materials are also processed in full compliance with the highest standards.
The ECAIA ionizer S has an ionization chamber equipped with 7 special titanium electrodes (purity: 99.99%), with a generous platinum coating. Titanium is a lustrous white metal, light-weight, compact, malleable, resistant to corrosion and high temperatures. It is therefore particularly suitable for applications that require high corrosion resistance, strength and lightness. Platinum is a silvery transition metal, very strong and relatively soft. With a hardness of 4.3 (according to the Mohs scale) it is more stable than gold and is often used for frames of precious stones. In any case the quality of the electrodes is determined not only by the materials utilized, but above all by the technology employed in processing. For the electrodes of the ECAIA ionizer S a particularly complex method has been used: electroplating (also known as galvanization). The object to be plated is coated with platinum evenly on all sides. The longer the object remains in the bath, the greater the exposure to the electric current, the stronger the force with which the platinum layer is attracted. The electrodes of the ECAIA ionizer S are in fact covered by a particularly thick layer of platinum. This ensures that the electrodes remain protected for a long time and that the pure titanium does not come into contact with water. This is a subtle yet essential difference in comparison to traditional water ionizers. Although other manufacturers advertise the use of plates made of well-known precious metals, processing is generally not performed with a galvanic process. On the contrary, usually platinum is simply sprayed on the electrodes. The consequences are disastrous: over time, the platinum dissolves and so the electrode, of pure, untreated titanium, comes into contact with drinking water. Another difference with respect to the current models is that the titanium plates in the ECAIA ionizer S are not mesh plates, so that, if necessary, calcium build-up can easily be removed.