Ions, protons, neutrons. Don’t all these words sound familiar to you when we were studying? On second thought: natural class and your teacher talking about many things. One of those was ionization, a very important concept lately and that today we want to remind you under the entry of: what is ionization?
If we read his explanation on wikipedia we will find the typical and classic scientific explanation. A bit difficult to understand for those of us who are not immersed in it. That is why today I want to talk to you about what ionization is with a close language. Shall we start?
First of all: ionization is the process by which ions are produced and an ion is an atom that has lost or gained electrons. Everything, absolutely everything, is made up of atoms and that is why ionization takes on an important role.
This process can occur naturally (we live surrounded by electromagnetic electricity or the same sunlight can cause it) or artificially.
Ions in water and air
Ions can be found both in water and in air.
First of all, there are 2 types of ions:
- Cations (loses an electron and acquires a positive charge).
- Anions (gains an electron and acquires a negative charge).
If you did not know, in the water we can find calcium, sodium, chlorine, carbonate and a long etc. With the process of ionization in water, done artificially, we manipulate these atoms to make them beneficial for human consumption.
In the air we find gases that can be ionized such as nitrogen or oxygen (yes, those are also ions because we remember that everything is surrounded by atoms). With the consequent manipulation we can benefit and improve our health, that is why our air purifiers have an ion generator to start the process they do with the air.
The effect of ions in humans
Positive ions tend to harm human beings with effects such as headaches or anxiety, negative ions make us improve in health.
Machines like Itash H2o treat water by modifying its ions and these make us gain health with the simple act of drinking water.
In the case of air, all our purifiers have several parts. One of them is an ion generator that is responsible for ionizing what surrounds us and prepares them to pass through all its filters.
What is ionization? Do you still have doubts? If the answer is yes, don’t hesitate to contact us as we will explain it to you more carefully.
Ionization is gaining health. What are you waiting to get hold of it?