When it comes to the quality and effectiveness of the water produced by a water ionizer, the construction of the electrode plates is one of the most important components. There are three main types of plate construction used in the water ionizer industry today: solid, mesh and slotted. Solid plates are the most durable plate design, with the longest lifespan; they are also the most expensive to produce, which is why they are typically used in only the highest quality water ionizers.
Physical contact between the water and the plate is one of the most important aspects of the ionization process. A solid plate allows for the greatest amount of physical contact of all the plate designs because the water is constantly in contact with a surface. A mesh or slotted plate allows water to flow through numerous openings, in some instances without ever making any physical contact with the plate at all. The design of the solid plate also makes it the most durable and least prone to calcium buildup.
A solid plate provides a flat surface, so there is much less in the way of mineral buildup. With a solid, smooth surface it is more difficult for minerals to collect. What little buildup there is can be easily washed away during the self or manual cleaning process.
With mesh or slotted plates, the calcium may collect in the holes and corners of the plate, allowing for rapid mineral buildup and making them very hard to clean. Solid plates are the preferred design and are used by the highest quality water ionizers.
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