Copper Silver Ionization Technology History

history copper silver ionisationCopper Silver Ionization Technology History

Relatively speaking, electrically generated copper silver ionization technology has an interesting and long track record.

The copper silver ionization history goes back 50+ years.

Since then, some “smart” electricity base copper silver ionization units have evolved.

Modern larger medical, military and commercials type copper silver ionization units, such as those manufactured by ProCare Water Treatment Inc., are now capable of treating up to 4.5 million gallons of new potable water per day. (Volume capacity based on ionization controller size)


Copper Silver Ionization Technology History
In the Beginning

According to numerous online references on copper silver ionisation history, the technology was originally introduced by NASA during the 1960’s.


Copper Silver Ionization Technology History
The Swimming Pool Era

Fast forward to 20 years later, the first residential type copper silver ionization generators appeared on the market. Intended to treat relatively small and stagnant bodies of water such as swimming pools, spas and ornamental fountains, these very small copper (or copper silver) ionization units are still sold around the world today. These swimming pool type ionization units had, and still have, a fix (or manual) voltage output. Some might have a potentiometer capable of a very limited output capacity (i.e. 12, 24 or 48 VDC @ 250ma to 6 amps). Although an ideal algaecide and limited bactericide properties when installed in swimming pool, some manufacturing companies have attempted to install these small units within larger facility potable water distribution networks with disastrous results. Unfortunately for the users, these smaller swimming pool type copper silver ionization units failed within a few weeks simply because of their engineering limitations both in output potential, no automation, very small electrodes and no self adjusting VDC outputs. Their relative cost varies from $150 to  $4,950 depending on the size and manufacturing company.


Copper Silver Ionization Technology History
The 1990s

In the late 1990’s, larger commercial type ionisation units started to appear on the market.

Most of these units offered limited automation features yet did include a more powerful self-adjusting output capacity of up to 100 VDC and @ up to 12 amps.

These larger units, normally using solid state electronic circuit boards, offered (still do) a maximum amperage output capacity of 12 amps total per controller.

One chamber cell per controller is typically used to push up to 10.0 amps depending on the VAC source (100 – 240VAC).

If 2 or 3 ionisation chamber cells are connected to the same controller, the total controller output remains up to 10.0 amps MAX yet divided into each respective cells.  5.0 amps each cell for 2 cells in parallel to each other of or 3.3 amps for three (3) installed chamber cells. This drop in available amperage capacity results in a less performing unit with limited water treatment capacity.

Most of these older type controllers, still sold on the market today, normally require an electrical power source of 100-120 VAC.

The startup cost for these older type units can range from $19,950 (USD) up to $99,500 (USD) each solution depending on the controller size, number of chamber cells installed and manufacturing company.


Copper Silver Ionization Technology History
Smart Tech 2002

In 2002 came along ProCare Water Treatment Inc. for facility potable water Legionella control and prevention.

Copper Silver Ionization Technology HistoryProCare Water Treatment Inc. appeared with 80% more power than any other copper silver ionization unit on the market with a 180 VDC fully automated variable drives.

Combined with up to 40 amps output capacity at the time (2002 models), ProCare controllers where capable of connecting up to four (4) individually controlled chamber cells per controller. Each chamber cell would receive up to 10 amps.

ProCare was setting new performance standards in the industry. It offered more powerful controllers engineered to deal with all types of water conditions including extremely high or extremely low water conductivity environments.

Since then, Procare Water Treatment Inc. has manufactured the 10th generation ProCare controllers. These latest 2014 units, launched in October 2014, include three (3) classifications of the most powerful copper-silver ionisation technology on the market.

The largest ProCare copper silver ionization unit is capable of delivering 160 amps to 16 individual copper silver ionisation chamber cells. All of this performance is carefully put together into a very powerful fully automated controller manufactured by ProCare Water Treatment Inc. in Canada.

The truth about AquaLyse® and CSIDefender® Copper Silver Ionization is in the engineering!

“ProCare’s is verifiably the most sophisticated and powerful copper silver ionization technology available on the market today. We invite head to head engineering comparison with any other copper silver ionization manufacturer or brands in the industry.”

The core copper silver ionization technology is a time tested and proven medical, commercial and military grade ionisation process that generates positively charged copper and silver ions into facility potable water distribution networks.

Copper silver ionisation technology is scientifically and field tested to provide long term Legionella  growth prevention within facility potable water distribution networks. 

Copper Silver Ionization TechnologyUsed world wide within the medical industry, hospitality and military facilities, ProCare has been installed and used for over a decade in facility water distribution networks for: 1- (DHW) Legionella control and prevention within domestic hot water loops only or 2- (100% H20) total Legionella control and prevention application in-line for 100% of a facility’s potable water.

ProCare is the only technology in the world to offer 46 very powerful and unique medical, military or commercial grade ion generators that meets each particular unique engineering situation.

The technology startup ranges from $17,950 to $249,500 depending on water treatment capacity requirements, automation features, software version, BMS interface configurations and the type of water treatment application.

ProCare copper silver ionization technology comes with 10 year limited warranty on the controllers and also includes a 10 year shelf-life storage warranty on the ion chamber cells.

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