How does silver / copper ionization purify water?
A. Copper ions have the ability to pierce the protective outer membrane of a cell and disrupt enzyme balance thereby killing algae. Silver is effective because of its capabilities of interfering with DNA production and accelerating the death phase of bacteria and viruses. Although lethal to bacteria and algae, this process is completely safe for humans. A multitude of scientific tests have been done proving the effectiveness of copper silver ion systems in and spa applications. Experimentation at the University of Arizona proves that such mineral ions, in conjunction with trace chlorine are 1,000 times more effective against algae than chlorine alone. Today the use of these metals is widespread and highly advanced as is the equipment used to produce them for water treatment.