The Athena represents the best of performance, features, functionality and modern styling available in a countertop water ionizer today – all backed by the dependability and certainty of Ionways, the world leader in ionization. Also available for under-sink installation. Lifetime warranty.
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You want two things from an ionizer: clean and health-promoting water. To understand the outstanding performance of the Athena, please read the basics of how an ionizer works. Other considerations in performance are durability (how long the unit will perform) and functionality.To see the Athena featured in the PBS documentary on ionized water, go here: Ionized Water.
pH and ORP
Research shows that the ideal level for drinking alkaline water is between pH8.5 and pH9.5, with an ORP of -250mv. (ORP is a measurement of antioxidant power) It is unimportant if an ionizer creates big ORP numbers at really high levels of pH. For most people, water over a pH10 begins to acquire an unpleasant taste due to the heavy concentration of minerals. What is important is drinking water at the mildly alkaline levels of pH8.5 to pH9.5 with good -ORP values. Of course, the Athena will create the big -ORP numbers (-850mv) at the higher pH ranges (10.5 pH and higher), but it is designed to give you the best ORP at the lower levels of pH. These are the levels that will give you the delicious taste for which ionized water is renowned. Learn more about pH and ORP here.
The Athena is the only Ionways ionizer that offers on-board dual filtration capability.It cleans your water to be 99.9% contaminant free. The Athena incorporates a pre-filter and the revolutionary Biostone Filtration System. The pre-filter makes the Athena the only ionizer that gives you the ability to quickly and easily add a specialty cartridge to your system — onboard! No filter housings to hook up or difficult/extra connections to make. If you have a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system or a unique filtration requirement, such as needing to remove lead or arsenic, you can order and install these specialty cartridges — directly into your ionizer. If you upgrade your Athena to employtwoBiostone Plus filters, you’ll have 18 stages — the very best filtration system available in an ionizer anywhere.
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The Athena offers you the absolute zenith of cutting-edge electrode technology. It employs the new mesh electrode which effectively increases surface area. When a cross section of an electrode is examined at 700 times magnification, you can see that the electrodes are now covered in a super fine mesh with very distinct high points and valleys. They are electro-plated platinum, providing the highest level of conductivity and durability. The cutting edge design and proven durability of electro-plated platinum electrodes ensure you get the strongest antioxidant power (-ORP), year in and year out.
|The new mesh design on the plates also allows for Athena’s compact size. Don’t be fooled by other manufacturers who claim that a large plate size is vital to ionization. Effective conductivity is the key. These manufacturers make this claim because their plates need to be larger to get the same conductivity as Ionways top-end ionizers. Rest assured you get the absolute best combination of time-tested, proven materials and the benefits of Emco Tech’s cutting-edge research and development. This is the technological advantage of the Athena.|
An ionizer is an investment, and of course, you want your investment to last. The electrodes are the crucial operating component in your ionizer. Other units on the market clean themselves using a simple “reverse polarity” system — which not only allows some scale buildup but also prevents you from using your machine during the cleaning cycle. The Athena offers the patented new DARC (Double Automatic Reverse Cleaning) system. It completely eliminates the mineral scaling from collecting on the electrodes, ensuring that you can enjoy many long years of healthy water. The DARC system cleans as you ionize, so you never have to wait for a cleaning cycle to complete. Learn more. You also expect your ionizer company to be around to take care of your needs many years after you actually make the purchase. This key value point cannot be emphasized enough. In the last two years alone, approximately 8 new manufacturers have come and gone in the market, and many more companies have fallen short attempting to sell their wares. With Best Water and Ionways, you buy with the certainty that your company will be around to support you long after other companies have left their customers “high and dry” without support. Our combined 39 years of experience and track record is unmatched.
The Athena offers a flow control valve that allows you to fine tune its performance by giving you complete functional control of the water pressure moving through your ionizer. There are no gimmicks or additional circuitry, just the time-tested advantages of true flow control, which also provides the possibility of alternate installation options. The Athena is one of the only ionizers that can be installed three different ways: 1) At your sink with a diverter from the tap, 2) At your sink plumbed directly to your cold water line: there’s no diverter, and you can operate the Athena while running the hot water out of your tap, and 3) Undersink — completely out of sight with a dedicated double-spouted faucet (optional undersink kit required).
If you are on a private well: Water ionizers can be used with most well water. The three most common problems found in well-water are hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg, sulfur smell), high iron content and sediment content. All of these conditions can often be remedied by proper pre-filtration. If you have a well, please call us first, preferably with a copy of your well’s water analysis.1-877-770-5247 toll-free.
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Cost of Water
Mesh Plate Electrodes
Five of the most advanced mesh platinum-titanium electrodes in the world — backed by Emco Tech’s reputation.
DARC Cleaning System
Eliminates mineral scaling from the ever important electrodes — increasing the life of your ionizer. You never have to wait for a cleaning cycle to finish before you get another glass of delicious ionized water.
The enhanced performance and functionality of a dual filtration system (2 filters) which includes the revolutionary and patented 9-stage Biostone filtration system.
The MICOM control panel optimizes the pH and ORP of your water and helps keeps your ionizer in top working condition. An indicator light alerts you if service is needed on your ionizer.
The Athena has a flow control valve that allows you to fine tune the performance and gives you true functional control of the water pressure through your ionizer.
LCD Flow Rate Indicator
This beautiful color Liquid Crystal (LCD) Displays flickers faster or slower to indicate the rate of water flow through your Athena.
This port allows you to add extra calcium to your ionizer. It is important to note that the Athena is a very strong ionizing unit and will not require the use of extra calcium in most areas of the country. Some areas however, have soft water or water that is low in naturally occurring calcium and other dissolved minerals. This feature is intended to boost ionization performance in those areas when necessary.
Insufficient water flow can damage any ionizer. Emco Tech has built in an LCD alarm that will illuminate when there is not enough water pressure into your Athena to operate it safely. This feature safeguards the water cell and protects your investment.
Temperature Shut Down
The Athena employs a thermal switch in the water cell to shut down the ionization process if the temperature in the cell gets too hot. This small but valuable feature gives you peace of mind.
The Athena has a glass tube fuse that protects expensive circuitry in case of power fluctuations or surges.
Hot Water Alarm
Hot water can damage your filters. This LCD alarm will illuminate to safeguard your Athena against damage.
Convenient User-Friendly Features
This feature audibly tells you (the machine actually speaks to you) what type of water you have selected each time you use the ionizer. The volume is fully adjustable, allowing you to turn it up, down, or completely off.
Alkaline and Acidic level indicators
The Athena has an LCD indicator which will numerically display the level of ionization you have selected. It also has LCD image icons that display the most typical use for any given setting.
Dual Filter Life Indicator
The Athena offers you a way to track the filter life in each of the two filters. It counts actual filter use — not just a timer as in less expensive models.
Change Filter Reminder
An LCD display will flash on the control panel as extra insurance that you know when to change each filter.
Methods of Installation
The Athena provides you with the right installation options. It can be installed:
- at your sink with a diverter from the tap,
- plumbed directly to your cold water line, or
- undersink (optional undersink kit required)
pH test kit
This kit contains test tubes, reagent liquid, and a pH color chart to help you understand the ionizer’s performance and so that you can be sure you are drinking the right level of pH.
The Athena comes with a step by step, short — but very informative DVD movie, showing you everything needed to install, optimize and maintain the performance of your ionizer. To view this video online, click here (for part 1) and here (for part 2).
An Intelligent Owners Manual— written by English speakers! To view the owner’s manual, click here.
Comes with everything you will need to perform a standard installation. Unique or custom installations may require extra parts and or adapters which are conveniently available at most home improvement or hardware stores.
|Input Electricity||110V or 220 V, 0.5 A (110 watts)|
|Dimensions||13″ X 10.5″ X 5.75″|
|Applicable Water Temp.||41-86F / 5-30 C|
|Operation Type||One touch: automatic ionization start|
|Output||3 litres per minute|
|Cleaning||DARC: patented self-cleaning|