Review of Water Ionizers

Flow-Through vs. Batch

Flow-through ionizers connect to the faucet; you must rely on the filter in the ionizer to remove the impurities in the water. To remove the toxins you need a really good filter; but if it is too good, it will remove the minerals required for the ionizer to even work. Since reverse osmosis filters remove almost everything, they cannot be used.

Batch ionizers do not have a filter; you have control over the quality of the water, so buy yourself a good reverse osmosis filter, or buy your water by the gallon from a reverse osmosis refill island at your grocery store. Then add salt to the water because all ionizers need minerals to work.

Key Features

ORP (oxidation reduction potential) is a measure of its anti-oxidant property, the reason and purpose for buying the ionizer. pH (a measure of acidity) is an artifact of the process and not important. If all you want is alkaline water, just add 1/2 tsp of baking soda to some juice, a good idea if your urine is too acidic.

Price, Bells and Whistles. If the ionizer can produce pure water with sufficient ORP, your next choice involves what bells and whistles you want at a price you can afford.

Ionization Plates should be made from non-toxic material. The industry standard is platinum plated titanium. Stainless steel should be avoided since it may emit nickel into the water. All ionizers listed below have platinum plated titanium plates.

Another excellent site that reviews ionizers is Ionlife.

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Model

Price ORP
mV
pH Filters Cleaning Cycle Bells & Whistles Parts Replacement Undersink
Option
Power Warranty User Manual

hiddencures water ionizer

HiddenCures
G-2C

Batch Ionizer

1 gal acid, 1 gal alkaline

 

 

$169

-850 / +1100
after
 3
hours

11.5 max alkaline

2.5 max acid

After 3 hours

None; you have the freedom to add the filtered water of your choice, not limited to the tap. Or purchase a water purifier that removes fluoride and glyphosate Swap electrodes with each batch None; as simple as physics will allow. Doesn't attach to the tap, is portable, makes "super-oxide" water Electrodes
$30 every
10 years when used 3 hours per day
No

100-240VAC 50/60Hz

11 Watts

1 year

30 day
return

 

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Jupiter AlkaViva Venus JP107 water ionizer Jupiter AlkaViva Venus JP107 $1,295 Unspecified 4 alkaline levels, 4 acid levels

5 to 10

Single filter, optional .1M or .01M Biostone.

Automatic indicator when filter needs replacement

Auto-clean for 10 sec. every 20 Liters Touch screen Replace filter every 6-9 months or 1000 gallons Yes; Add $179 Two models: 110VAC 60Hz; 220VAC 50Hz (add $100) Lifetime Download User Manual
Bion-Tech BTM-3000N water ionizer Bion-Tech BTM-3000N

Batch Ionizer

2 Liter acid, 2 Liter alkaline

MSRP $1,400 -800 to -1000

+800 to +1000

After 20-30 minutes

1/2 gallon pH 10-11 (11.3 max) alkaline

and 1/2 gallon pH 4-5 (2.7 max) acid

10 min dirinking; 20-30min strong

None; you have the freedom to add the filtered water of your choice, not limited to the tap. Or purchase a water purifier that removes fluoride and glyphosate

 

Unknown Digital display. Built-in timer. Electrodes last 1,000 hours No 120 and 240VAC versions apparantly available.

45Watts (90 watts)

Warranty unknown.

30 day return.

Not available online
Alkalux Rettin Hydrent 2507 water ionizer Alkalux Rettin Hydrent 2507 $1,516 -50 to
-350
Adjustable, 3 alkali levels, 2 acid levels, pH 3.5 to 10

Turbo pH 2-3 to 11-12

Dual filters, primary: activated carbon; secondary, activated carbon ceramic; each 3,600 L capacity

AutoNotification of Filter Life based on time interval. ElectronicAntiBacterial System

Yes Voice Announcement;

Touch Screen and Color Display

Replace filters every 6 months   100-240VAC 50/60Hz 1-year Download User Manual
Jupiter Alkaviva Melody JP104 Jupiter Alkaviva Melody JP104 $1,695 Unstated 4 alkaline, 4 acid settings Single UltraWater Biostone filter. Automatic, cleans with every use and never have to wait using MARC cleaning system Connect to tap or under counter 6 month life.

Digital filter life indicator.

Yes; add $200. Alkaline and acid spouts. No electric controls so need access under counter. 120VAC, 60Hz

230VAC, 50Hz

Limited lifetime

30 day return

 

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Jupiter AlkaViva Athena JS205 water ionizer Jupiter AlkaViva Athena JS205 $2,395 -850;
Adjustable
to -250
at pH 8.5
to 9.5
9 pH settings 2 filters:
Prefilter + 9-stage
Biostone;
99.9%
contaminant free; can
install specialty
cartridges. Counts actual filter use, not a timer. LCD displays need for filter change.
Automatic
never have to wait for cycle to complete. DARC cleaning system.
Voice confirmation, mineral port to add extra calcium. UltraWater filter $120; Ultra-Shield Sediment Filter $45; UltraWater Fluoride-Arsenic Shield $80

9-month filter life at 20L/day

Yes; add $200. Alkaline and acid spouts. No electric controls so need access under counter. 120VAC 60Hz Limited Lifetime warranty on parts; 5 years on labor Download User Manual
Tyent MMP-9090 Turbo water ionizer Tyent MMP-9090 Turbo $2,449 Unstated 4 alkaline and 3 acid settings

10 - 12 max alkaline

2.5 - 3.5 max acid

2 filters: MMP Ultra PLUS Set (.01 Micron), or MMP Standard Set (1 micron). Ultra is capable of removing common bacteria, organic and inorganic compounds, chlorine, volatile organic compounds. Filter usage displayed in %. Automatic, at least once per day. Touch panel; voice guided; each preset is customizable; easy to use Ultra Set: $129

Standard Set: $119

 6 month filter life

  100-240 VAC 50/60Hz Lifetime Download User Manual
Jupiter AlkaViva Ultra-Delphi IO-400U water ionizer Jupiter AlkaViva Ultra-Delphi IO-400U $2,895 Unstated 4 alkaline, 4 acid settings Ultrawater Biostone filter

LCD display below counter shows filter life and water level selected.

Automatically cleaned with every use without having you to wait or notice using DARC cleaning system. Finger touch control panel, voice confirmation. Calcium port allows adding extra calcium in small inserts. 6 month (20L/day) Undersink or countertop 120/220/240 VAC Limited Lifetime

30 day return

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Tyent MMP-11 Turbo water ionizer Tyent MMP-11 Turbo $2,949 -1050 1.7 to 12

4 alkaline, 3 acidic settings

2 filters, Ultra filtration..01 micron (with Standard filter option) Automatic self-cleaning 11 plates. 55 adjustable presets; digital LCD touch screen 6 months or 3,600L   100-240 VAC 50/60Hz Lifetime Download User Manual
Jupiter Alkaviva Samsung Vesta GL988 water ionizer Jupiter Alkaviva Samsung Vesta GL988 $2,995 Unspecified 274 pH and ORP settings 2 Biostone filters: UltraWater, and either Sediment filter or upgraded fluoride/arsenic filter (500gal).

Filter life-change indicator

Automatic
never have to wait for cycle to complete

 

Touch screen, small, efficient,

UltraWater filter $120; Ultra-Shield Sediment Filter $45; UltraWater Fluoride-Arsenic Shield $80

9-month filter life at 20L/day

  100-250VAC 50/60Hz Limited lifetime

30 day return

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Kangen Enagic SD501 water ionizer Kangen Enagic SD-501 $3,980 -825

(Acid ORP not specified)

2.5 to 10.8

7 pH settings

Single granulated antibacterial activated charcoal calcium sulfite filter Cleans every 15 gallons for 30 seconds 7 plates. Fast 7.6 L/min. Separate port to add glycerophosphoric acid calcium to increase calcium concentration; or add electrolysis enhancer for strong acid water. Cleaning cartridge available. After 1 year or 3,158 gal, a sign appears requesting a filter change. $110  for filter, plus $24 for electrolysis enhancer fluid.   120VAC 60Hz 5 year View User Manual

 

 

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes on the UltraWater Filter

When one views the test data of the UltraWater filter which has 9 stages, one cannot help but be impressed with its ability to reduce the pollutant level of a hundred different pollutants to non-detectable levels. But when you analyze the data you see that it is misleading.

Here is a random sample entry from the spec that is typical of most of the samples:

Compound Name Input Level (ng/L) Percent Removed Output Level Reporting Limit (ng/L)
Trimethoprim 200 99.99% Non-Detectable 5

The Reporting Limit means that anything less than 5ng/L cannot be detected. So the actual Percent Removed should be calculated: (1 - 5/200) x 100, > 97.5%. The Percent Removed is better than 97.5%, but we don't know how much better because not enough pollutant was input into the filter to produce a measurable output. The 99.99% reduction is not correct.

Compare this with the test data from the ProPur ProOne-G2.0 filter. These were listed in ug/L but are shown here in ng/L to match the data of the UltraWater's data:

Compound Name Input Level (ng/L) Percent Removed Output Level
Trimethoprim 20,800 98.1% 400ug/L

This filter used 100 times the pollutant input to the filter in order to get a measureable result.

Conclusion: The UltraWater filter test did not use sufficient quantities of input pollutant to get measurable percent reductions, which makes the "Non-Detectable" comment misleading. This was done with almost all the pollutants.