Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ion?
Ions are charged particles that exist naturally in our environment. In fact many ions are absolutely necessary to support life including human life! The best example is table salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) which is made from one ion of sodium (NA+) and one ion of chloride (Cl). Without ions like sodium (NA+), Potassium (K+) and Calcium (Ca+2) your heart would not be able to beat because it’s the ionic action between these three main electrolytes that make your heart contract and relax millions of times in your life.
How are Copper Ions produced?
Your Ionization Systems unit generates Copper (Cu+2) ions through a process known as electrolysis. During electrolysis a small electrical current is passed between copper rods. This forces some of the atoms to surrender two copper electrons (Cu+2) thus forming water soluble copper (II). These newly generated ions are immediately put to work keeping your system free of bacteria, fungus, algae and viruses.
How does your system work?
The Ionization Systems micro-processor computer works by delivering a precise amount of elemental ions into your system water to prevent algae, bacteria, viruses, mold and fungus from taking over. Unlike chlorine, which breaks down very quickly, the positive charged copper ions are available for bio sanitization over and over again.

Ionization systems has developed a method to use copper, a precious base metal, to generate positive charged ions (CU+2) that are responsible for the bio sanitizing process.

How many gallons per minute (GPM) can your equipment handle?
Our equipment is custom built to your specifications. We can build systems that can handle any volume of water.
Does your equipment run on AC or DC current?
It can run on either AC or DC.
How long does it take you to manufacture the equipment that we will require?
It depends, of course, on what your needs are. We are happy to give you a custom quotation which will include price, manufacturing time and delivery.
Is there any risk of copper toxicity in the soil?
No. When using copper ionization, the copper level will typically range from 1 to 3 parts per million (ppm).
How will I be able to test copper levels once I begin using your systems?
With all of our ionization equipment, we provide test kits which make it easy for you to maintain and measure positively charged copper ion levels.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“The copper ion generator unit that we installed in our new nurse tank put 1.0 ppm of copper into 1200 gallons in just 30 minutes. This unit will cut our time and labor in half, as well as saving on purchased chemicals. 

Your help during the design and construction, as well as troubleshooting, are much appreciated. I look forward to hearing the results of your further research.” 

Production Manager
Florida Citrus Grower

“We purchased an agri ionization unit to install on our new stainless steel spray tank. In one spray season it has completely descaled our tank. Our tip plugging has almost disappeared where before it was a constant problem. It seems to have increased spray deposition and effectiveness as well.

We installed another unit on our fruit washing machine. After one month use, our returns of Tempe oranges, our gift fruit, have dropped dramatically. Spoilage in boxes in the house is also way down.

Additionally, I personally installed an ionization unit at my house and my house sinks, toilets and faucets have been descaled. And, the overall sulfur odor is gone… simply amazing!”

Plant Manager
Florida Citrus Grower

“We have purchased two ion units from Ionization Systems. After a three-month trial of their equipment, we have performed some sample tests and believe in that when using the ionization with chlorine versus chlorine alone, we have had a reduction in breakdown on our samples. On our final freshwater rinse, using the same system, we have noticed a faster, more odor-free drainage, where previously the water was slow to drain.”

Plant Manager
Florida Packing House


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