Silver has been known to have antibacterial properties since Roman times.

NASA designed a silver ionization system the size of a matchbox for its Apollo flights potable water supply to eliminate bacteria and viruses. Because of silver ionization, drinking water could be produced safely in space without the use of chlorine.

The profile of modern silver ionization technology is raised in a range of bottled water and drinking water treatment systems. This method of water disinfection does not result in DBP’s (disinfection by-products) in the treated water.

By contrast, using ozonation of bromide containing source water may generate excessive amounts of carcinogenic bromates as DBP’s.

This process gives awa water a zero Heterotrophic Plate Count.