WHAT IS IT?

HYDROLYSIS + CU/AG IONIZATION

An integral solution for a totally natural water treatment.

AQUASCENIC purifies water on the basis of its own components, generating oxygen and ozone.

The bactericide and algicide activity of copper (Cu) and silver (Ag) boost the system’s effectiveness.

Water is maintained transparent for years.

ADVANTAGES

CLEARLY MORE ECOLOGICAL

  • Inexpensive and easy to install in any type of swimming pool.
  • Operates without salt.
  • Eliminates the use of chlorine and chemical products.
  • Increases the filtration power.
  • High flocculating, algicidal and bactericidal activity.
  • High flocculating, algicidal and bactericidal activity.
  • Minimum maintenance requirements.

FEATURES

PRIVATE POOLS

CLEARLY MORE COMFORTABLE

For your further comfort, all of the models are equipped with detachable touch screens, connected via a cable or through Wi-Fi, so you may control the water’s parameters without even leaving your home.

Over 15 different models that constantly maintain the water healthy, clean and crystal clear, with no work and no hassles.

See Automation by vistaPOOL ⇒

PUBLIC POOLS

CLEARLY MORE COST-EFFECTIVE

Over 20 different models which guarantee the safety of swimmers and the environment, at a minimal cost.

See Savings in Public Pools ⇒

OPERATING PRINCIPLES

LOW-SALINITY HYDROLYSIS AND/OR ELECTROLYSIS

Water is composed of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen (H2O). At its roots, the word ‘hydrolysis’ means decomposition by reaction with water. The process of hydrolysis generates hydrogen and oxygen by means of electricity and water.

When an electric current passes through water, it breaks chemical bonds, the negative charges or oxygen ions emigrate to the positive electrode (anode) and the positively charged hydrogen ions are attracted to the negative electrode (cathode). The following decomposition reaction occurs:

Electrical energy + 2H2O --> 2H2 + O2

As a result, this produces an extra negative element because there is one more electron (electrical energy) in the combination than there are protons. Now there is a single negatively charged hydroxide, known as a hydroxyl ion (OH-).

Various secondary reactions occur during hydrolysis which also produce ionic species with oxidizing and disinfecting activity, such as ozone (O3), monoatomic oxygen (O1) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).

The circuitry of our electronics transforms the current (220 V, 50 Hz) into a low-voltage, high-amperage direct current. This current is fed to some special titanium electrodes that are surface activated with noble metals, the electrodes are submerged in water as it circulates through a purpose-designed device.

The surfaces of these insoluble electrodes generate a combination of the most powerful oxidizing agents available for water disinfection, dismissing the need for chemical products.

If we incorporate a small amount of salt in the treatment (1 - 2 g of salt per litre of water), whether to cover a lack of conductivity or in order to generate a tangible residual level, the system will also generate a residual level of chlorine via low-salinity electrolysis. The products are generated, act, decompose and are then regenerated. The residual disinfectant produced by electrolysis does not cause any detrimental effects to the eyes, skin or indeed the health of swimmers. There is no need to worry about insufficient salt in the water, as the system would continue to disinfect in hydrolysis mode. Chlorine generated by the electrolysis process destroys organic matter and pathogens in the water, before finally transforming back into sodium chloride (common salt).

SUGAR VALLEY brands based on the operating principles of low-salinity hydrolysis and/or electrolysis: AQUASCENIC, OXILIFE, UVSCENIC

COPPER (CU) AND SILVER (AG) IONIZATION

The combination of two components with disinfecting activity, copper and silver, significantly increases the effectiveness of all of our systems. If, in the case of cold water, they are supplemented with the presence of a third compatible agent (chlorine), this activity increases geometrically.

The addition of metal ions as disinfectants in water appears to have been practised since ancient times. The Phoneticians used to place silver coins in ceramic and copper amphorae to help preserve water.

Ancient Greeks discovered that placing copper coins in earthenware jugs prevented water from spoiling. The Egyptians, however, would use silver coins to prevent water contamination.

During the Middle Ages, mothers were aware that feeding their children with silver spoons helped to protect them from many illnesses.

Several airlines use silver ions to preserve the water they give to passengers during flights. Silver ions are added to drinks, beers, liquors and wines in more than 70 countries.

In America, during the colonization of the old west, there was also a custom of placing a silver dollar in barrels of water to help preserve their contents.

Oxidation Reactions

The ion-producing reactions at the anode are:

Cu++ Cu2+ + 2e-

Ag++ Ag+ + 1e-

In 1971, C.V. James demonstrated that all silver salts are bactericides and that silver particles dissolved in water at a concentration of 10-5 are toxic to E. Coli and types of Bacillus bacteria.

The Cu/Ag ionization technology currently available was initially developed by NASA at the beginning of the space program, searching for a safe water purification method to take into space.

SUGAR VALLEY brands based on the operating principles of Cu/Ag ionization: BIONET, AQUASCENIC, ULTRAVIOLET