HiddenCures G-2 Ionizer

pH and ORP Measurements

The following test measured the alkaline and acid water output produced by the G-2 water ionizer. A 1-quart volume-reducing insert was placed into the acid side; this is often used to reduce the amount of acid wastewater. Both jugs were then filled half way (to the top of the pipes) with reverse osmosis water. 1/8 teaspoon of Lifestream Sea Salt was dissolved into a small amount of water, and then divided equally into each jug and stirred. Electrodes were placed about half way between the pipe, and the outer wall. Measurements were made approximately every hour; the measurements took about 20 minutes, allowing about 10 minutes for the ORP readings to settle. The acid readings were taken first; the acid seems to condition the meter for faster response. Then the ionizer was plugged in again for about another hour. ORP readings were rounded to the nearest 10 mV.

The meter used was a Hanna HI 98121 pH / ORP meter. The pH was calibrated prior to use, using 7.01 and 10.01 calibration solutions and dual point calibration. The ORP is factory calibrated; calibration solution was not available prior to the test, but this was the first use of this meter out of the box so it was presumed in calibration. Typically, dirty electrodes produce ORP readings closer to zero.

Date of test: 11-02-2005

Hour Alk pH Alk ORP Acid pH Acid ORP
0 8.8 180 mV 8.8 180 mV
1 10.8 -180 mV 2.9 490 mV
2 10.8 -260 mV 2.7 550 mV
3 11.1 -330 mV 2.6 640 mV
4 11.3 -420 mV 2.4 690 mV
5 11.3 -450 mV 2.2 710 mV
6 11.4 -540 mV 2.1 760 mV
7 11.5 -650 mV 2.0 800 mV
8 11.5 -720 mV 1.9 830 mV


Another test was conducted to see how salt effected the result. The same conditions applied as above, but this time with Redmond Realsalt sea salt. The unit was run overnight. The results:

Hour Alk pH Alk ORP Acid pH Acid ORP
8 11.5 -670 mV 2.0 830 mV

One would expect different salts to produce somewhat different results, as was seen above. Some salts have minerals that do not dissolve; if you are trying to produce the highest ORP, use a little more salt. If you filled the ionizer full to the top with water, you would expect the swings to be less. Electrode placement would also effect the results; closer to the pipe will produce a stronger swing.

Date of the following test: 11-08-05

This test was conducted to see how electrode position effected the results. The same conditions as the first test above applied. This time, the electrodes were placed right at the opening of the pipes. The test was run straight through for 8 hours. The 9th hour was done to break the -800 mV barrier. The results:

Hour Alk pH Alk ORP Acid pH Acid ORP
8 11.5 -780 mV 1.9 870 mV
9 11.5 -810 mV 1.8 900 mV

Placing the electrodes closer to the pipe opening will produce a stronger ORP.

The following test was done on 11-10-05. Its purpose was to see what the ionizer could do in conventional operation with both containers filled to the top (1 gallon) with reverse osmosis water, 1/8 teaspoon of Lifestream salt to each gallon, no volume reducer, and electrodes at the pipe opening. The fiber membrane was prepared by first soaking in the salt water; this was not done in the previous tests, which could account for the higher output. The unit was run overnight.

Hour Alk pH Alk ORP Acid pH Acid ORP
0 8.2 215 mV 8.2 215 mV
8 11.9 -860 mV 1.9 900 mV