De-ionized vs. Ionized Water

January 9, 2012  |  Ionized Water

With all the types of water being touted as the best and healthiest to drink, it can be a huge maze attempting to figure out the differences between them all. De-ionized and ionized water are two of the many processes that can be used to purify water.

The Process of Deionization

De-ionized water is water that has been de-mineralized. A de-ionizing water filter will end up containing the anion, or negatively charged, resins, as well as the cation, or positively charged, resins. Next, porous polymer beads are utilized for the ion exchange resin. The beads have a high molecular weight and are either positively or negatively charged. The ion exchange resins are regenerated and rinsed continuously until all the ions have been effectively removed from the water.

The resulting water can be used for drinking water and has other purposes, such as battery water refill, and organic chemistry uses where ions can interfere with chemical processes. The problem with using this water for drinking purposes is that the deionization process does not remove any uncharged organic molecules or possible bacteria. This is a necessary step in ensuring the processed drinking water is as healthy as possible.

The Process of Ionization

Introducing water to an electrolysis process produces ionized water. This process negatively and positively charges the ions present in water and this causes a separation; acidic and alkaline water are the products of this separation. When a house is equipped with an ionization filter system, not only is the water ionized, but it also is filtered heavily prior to ionization to remove any organic material or bacteria.

The two resulting waters produced by ionization have some great healthy applications. Not only is the alkaline water produced the perfect drinking water, but it has the advantage of smaller molecules as a result of the ionization process. Smaller molecule content means the body can absorb the water much easier than regular tap water.

The acidic water produced by ionization is not to be consumed, but is perfect for topical applications, such as skin washing, cooking utensil cleansing, and sterilizing household surfaces – thus reducing bacteria and microbe infections.

The Final Comparison

When making the choice between which type of water is the healthiest to drink and use on a daily basis, it is important to investigate the processes through which water undergoes. Some processes may sound like healthy options, when in reality all they’ve done is made the water a little less unhealthy. To get pure water that is of the most benefit to one’s body, ionized water is the best choice.

Additionally, in today’s economy, being able to get more out of one’s processed water is always a perk. With ionizing units, consumers get two products from one water source – healthy, drinkable water and cleansing, sterilizing water.

Barbara Wilk is the founder of The Water Doctor, Inc.  She exemplifies how to enhance your total health and well-being by incorporating this miracle ionized water machine into your daily ritual of wellness.

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