Evaluate of Electrochemical Characteristics in Electrolyzed Reduced Water

  • Park, Sung-Ho (Dept. of Industrial Engineering Chemistry, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Yun, Su-Jin (Dept. of Industrial Engineering Chemistry, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Jeong-Sik (Techwin Co.) ;
  • Shin, Hyun-Su (Techwin Co.) ;
  • Park, Soo-Gil (Dept. of Industrial Engineering Chemistry, Chungbuk National University)
  • Received : 2011.04.25
  • Accepted : 2011.06.29
  • Published : 2011.06.30


Active oxygen species or free radicals are considered to cause extensive oxidative damage to biological macromolecules, which brings about a variety of diseases as well as aging. Electrolyzed reduced water(ERW) has been regarded as a ideal antioxidative agent in recent years. ERW is produced by passing a diluted salt solution through an electrolytic cell, within which the anode and cathode are separated by membrane. It can be produced reactive materials in ERW near the cathode during the electrolysis of water. ERW have the following advantages over other traditional cleaning agents: effective antioxidative agent, easy preparation, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly. The main advantage of ERW is its safety and antioxidative effect. ERW with strong reducing potential can be used to remove dirt and grease from items such as cutting boards and other kitchen utensils. The primary aim of this study is the activation mechanism of oxidation reduction potentials, ion conductivity, pH, and electrochemical properties with reactive materials in ERW.


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