Replacement Filter for the Ionic Oasis –Econic- Bio Filter use Granulated Activated charcoal and KDF for purification. The use of Tourmaline in filter provides an ionic charge. (To view contaminant removal scroll to bottom of page)
The Tourmaline filter provides 1 micron particulate filtration, carbon filtration and tourmaline which provides a mild ionization to the water before it runs over the electrodes.
As well as filtering out impurities from the input water, the Ionic Oasis passes the water through a new filter created by Waterguru, a 'Bio Filter', a ceramic formed of the semi-precious mineral Tourmaline.
Tourmaline NATURALLY emits far infrared energy (FIR) and changes the surface tension of the water, making it
- easier to process for the ionizer
- slightly ionized to ease the negative ion creation process
In practical terms it means you'll get better water by far, even with the "Purified Only" water, and you'll get more antioxidant effect with alkalinized water, without an accompanying increase in alkalinity. These new filters will be the standard for all future Waterguru Ionic Oasis models.
It's like an antioxidant 'supercharger'.
Nature's source of Far Infrared (FIR) and Negative Ions
Examples of a Tourmaline crystal
(it comes in many different shapes and colors).
Tourmaline is prized as a beautiful, semi-precious gem.
Now, as a mineral, it has become a focus of research at universities and research centers worldwide. The reason - infrared Tourmaline is the only one mineral to show permanent electricity on the earth and is also a natural (non-manufactured) source of negative ions and far infrared (FIR) rays. It is also known to be helpful for improving circulation, relieving stress, increasing mental alertness and strengthening the immune system function (Niwa Institute for Immunology, Japan. Int J. Biometeorol 1993 Sep; 37(3) 133-8).
Around 1986, it was found in a research station in Japan that, even though tourmaline was broken down in smaller pieces, a positive and a negative electrode existed on both end of the crystal, and the electrodes never disappeared unless tourmaline was boiled near 1000°C. In addition, when the positive and the negative electrodes of a tourmaline crystal were connected to each other, it was proven to show low electricity of 0.06mA.
Tourmaline, in your filter, is used to naturally transform water into mild alkaline water, reduce water clustering (what happens to our stored water) and has anti-bacterial and deodorant qualities. Treated water applied to the skin gives an excellent effect of moisturizing and absorption.
In addition, Tourmaline generates FIR that purifies the water, and acts like a 'supercharger', assisting the water alkalizer to ionize and alkalize.
Tourmaline has been researched and found to activate animal & plant metabolism.
Tourmaline has an immediate and powerful effect on water in the filter with the surfactant effect (makes water wetter) increasing by 101%.
Negatively ionizes water and supports extra negative ionization in the water alkalizer. (24,140/cc) / FIR (96%)
- Reduces cluster size
- Enhances taste
- Assists alkalization
- Minimizes water odor
- Increases DO (Dissolved Oxygen)
The far infrared energy that Tourmaline naturally emits causes a resonance in the body at the same frequency as water. All matter is made up of uniquely-arranged electrons and molecules all moving in unison. When molecules are illuminated with electromagnetic radiation of the same intrinsic vibration frequency as the substance itself, the electromagnetic wave energy is absorbed and the amplitude of that substance's molecular vibration is increased. That's why when FIR, having the same vibration frequency, illuminates a substance, that substance will filter out the FIR and experience a "resonance absorption." This is a process known as "resonance-absorption to heat-generation" with the aid of FIR. In other words, the vibration of atoms and molecules will result in resonance absorption.
When we feel hot, we will instinctively seek shade. When we feel cold, we seek the warmth of sunshine. No one teaches us these responses.
We have an innate desire for a comfortable temperature. Comfortable temperatures are actually synonymous with a comfortable energy frequency or "wavelength." That wavelength happens to be 8 to 14 microns - the same as FIR. The seventy-five percent of our bodies composed of water, protein, fat and other substances - all must function properly to sustain life. When living things absorb FIR of 8 to 14 micron wavelength, they experience resonance absorption. The vibrating movement of molecules in living tissue produces an increase in energy which in turn activates cells and enhances metabolism.
Properties Of Tourmaline FIR
FIR has three properties: radiation, deep penetration, and resonance absorption.
Contaminant Removal by the Ionic Oasis Econic Filter
Bacteria Inorganic Chemicals
Viruses Volatile Organic Chemicals
Pesticides Cryptosporidium & Giardia
Detergents Harmful Carcinogens
Asbestos Organic Compounds