When water is sprayed, slight nat­ur­al ion­iza­tion occurs. The effect of fresh­ness, char­ac­ter­is­tic of spray sys­tems, is explained by slight adi­a­bat­ic air cool­ing and ion­iza­tion dur­ing water spray­ing (bal­lo­elec­tric effect).

The bal­lo­elec­tric effect is the phe­nom­e­non of elec­tri­fi­ca­tion of a liq­uid dur­ing fine crush­ing. At water­falls, on sea coasts, above the sea sur­face, when the wind blows, micro­scop­ic drops break away from the sur­face of the water and trans­fer an elec­tric charge to the air — ion­ized par­ti­cles are formed. The increased con­tent of such par­ti­cles in the air has a ben­e­fi­cial effect on meta­bol­ic process­es in the body, reduces fatigue and improves immu­ni­ty.

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Air ion­iza­tion is a nat­ur­al process for nature. In addi­tion to crush­ing water, ion­iza­tion active­ly occurs in the moun­tains (due to solar radi­a­tion), dur­ing thun­der­storms. Indoors, the con­tent of ions in the air is tens and hun­dreds of times less than out­doors, which is asso­ci­at­ed with a sub­jec­tive feel­ing of dete­ri­o­ra­tion in air qual­i­ty.

The bal­lo­elec­tric effect is char­ac­ter­is­tic only for polar liq­uids, which include water. This means that the cen­ters of pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive charges in the mol­e­cule do not coin­cide. At the bound­ary, polar mol­e­cules line up ori­ent­ed — a dou­ble elec­tric lay­er is formed. When water col­lides with a sol­id sur­face (dur­ing sea surf and near water­falls) or spray­ing (over the sea with wind and when moist­ened by direct spray­ing), tiny droplets come off the sur­face, which car­ry an uncom­pen­sat­ed charge into the air.

Oxy­gen mol­e­cules2 active­ly attract neg­a­tive charges to them­selves to fill the out­er elec­tron shell and turn into O ions2-.

The pres­ence of air ions in the air is sub­jec­tive­ly per­ceived as fresh­ness and reminds of a vaca­tion on the sea coast or in the moun­tains.

Spray humid­i­fi­ca­tion sys­tems recre­ate the nat­ur­al water mech­a­nism. This favor­ably dis­tin­guish­es light ion­iza­tion when spray­ing water from ion­iz­ers oper­at­ing due to an elec­tric dis­charge.

Mate­r­i­al pre­pared by Buh­ler-AHS Rus­sia

Source: Buh­ler-AHS Rus­sia

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