Hydrogen Infusion Machines vs Electric Water Ionizers


The news about Hydrogen Infusion Machines “HIM’s” is spreading quickly in the Electric Water Ionizer “EWI” world. The feedback we have been receiving provides two clear messages.

The first message is that nobody wants to be left behind clinging to the alkaline water story now that the evidence supporting hydrogen gas is so overwhelming. .

The second message is that the players in the EWI industry have no intention of going down without a fight.

The forward thinking owners in the EWI industry have recognized the importance of hydrogen gas and have made moves to modify the machines slightly to improve their ability to produce higher concentrations of H2 between cleaning sessions. Smart move.

While we acknowledge the successful efforts of the EWI industry to upgrade the performance of their machines in regards to H2, we have prepared a list of:

“6 Reasons Why HIM’s will replace EWI’s”:

    1. Never having to worry about Hard Source Water:
      1. a miniature RO system in the first stage of the water cell allows calcium from the
        source water to bypass the electrolysis chamber thereby preventing calcification of the
      2. The ability of electric water ionizers “EWI’s” to create dissolvable H2 is constantly
        hampered by the ongoing calcification of electrodes in the electrolysis chamber
      3. HIM’s don’t raise the pH of the source water like EWI’s which means the HIM’s
        don’t suffer from downstream scaling of valves, connectors, water lines which
        eventually block up the ability of EWI’s to work without regular cleaning
    2. Never having to worry about Soft Source Water failing to provide conductivity:
      1. the SPE (solid polymer electrolyte) properties of the PEM (proton exchange
        membrane) allow the membrane to conduct electricity which means HIM’s are not
        reliant upon the conductivity of the source water
      2. EWI’s must rely upon the conductivity of the source water which means they may be
        unable to produce dissolved H2 in soft water conditions once the minerals in their filters
        quickly become depleted
    3. Creation of consistently high concentrations of H2:
      1. the PEM allows protons (H+) from the anode side to pass through to
        the cathode side allowing for higher concentrations of H2 to be formed
      2. EWI’s intentionally inhibit the movement of protons in order to create high pH
      3. source water conditions have very little influence on the ability of HIM’s to produce H2
        which is not the case for EWI’s
    4. Consistently high creation of dissolvable H2:
      1. HIM’s have a third stage HDU (Hydrogen Dissolving Unit) designed to infuse the
        hydrogen gas produced in the electrolysis chamber back into the drinking water
        that has bypassed the electrolysis process
      2. water containing dissolved H2 moves from a primary HDU to a secondary HDU further
        concentrating the level of dissolved hydrogen gas
      3. EWI’s were never designed to infuse H2 into the water which is why you see thousands
        of small hydrogen gas bubbles initially appear in a glass or pitcher within seconds. The
        gas bubbles quickly rise to the surface and interact with the air which means the
        benefits of the hydrogen are lost.
    5. Simplicity:
      1. push a glass or bottle against the handle and great tasting, highly-concentrated H2 water comes out. No functions to choose. No levels to choose.
      2. no testing and adjusting output levels to match source water is required
      3. no weekly cleaning is required
      4. no need to ship units back to distribution centers for an annual “deep cleaning”
    6. Green:
      1. HIM’s are more efficient at producing dissolved H2 which means significantly less energy is required than for EWI’s
      2. HIM’s use 30% less water than EWI’s as there is no waste water