Over the last 5 years we have tested and continue to test and run analysis on a wide array of hydrogen products. This extensive and in-depth testing, along with working with engineers centered on hydrogen, has allowed us to develop some key standards for H2 products. This page only highlights the simple and ground-level standards by which we determine what to recommend. This list does not necessarily reflect all of the standards against which we test hydrogen devices. We feel it’s necessary to share these essential standards with the public, so it is aware of what to look for when comparing products. Eventually, we’ll conform to the standards set forth by IHSA (International Hydrogen Standards Association) when they are released.
hydrogen infusion machines (HIMs)
These H2 water systems are normally flow through devices that utilize PEM/SPE membrane technology. This allows these devices to infuse the source water with pure hydrogen gas without altering the pH of water.
Batch Pressurized chamber HIMs
The batch pressurized chamber H2 water system (or BPC-HIM) connects to either an external water source or can be supplied with a water bottle (2~5 gal). These systems also utilize PEM/SPE membrane technology to produce pure H2 gas to be infused into the water without altering the pH of water. BPC-HIMs produce a batch of hydrogen-rich water ranging in a volume size of 2~5 Ls of water that can be dispensed on demand. These systems normally take 15~30 mins to process a batch but typically result in high H2 levels (2~5 ppm) due to the increased pressure of the water chamber.
H2 effervescent tablets
H2 tablets use elemental magnesium to produce hydrogen gas in water. These tablets can produce great levels of dissolved H2 if used properly. They are great for ingesting hydrogen while traveling or on the run.
H2 tablets create hydrogen gas via the reaction of magnesium to water as follows:
Mg + 2H2O => Mg(OH)2 + H2
Portable hydrogen water generators
Portable hydrogen water generators are small battery-operated devices that produce hydrogen water on demand in the range of 250~500 ml (8~16 oz). These system require the use of filtered water, and most designs incorporate PEM/SPE technology.
Pure Hydrogen Inhalation Devices
These devices use distilled water and PEM/SPE technology to produce pure hydrogen gas for inhalation. The use of distilled water eliminates the possibility of adding contaminants to the inhaled gas.
oxy-Hydrogen inhalation devices
Oxy-Hydrogen inhalation units use water electrolysis to produce Oxygen and Hydrogen for inhalation.
Pre-packaged hydrogen water
This type of hydrogen product comes ready to drink from the manufacture.The dissolved hydrogen can be placed into pure water or flavored water. Shelf-life of a year or more is achieved using aluminum cans.
hydrogen water pitchers
Hydrogen water pitchers primarily utilize PEM/SPE technology to produce hydrogen gas. These systems normally hold 1~2 liters of water in their reservoir. These units typically have a cycle time of 10~45 mins during which hydrogen gas is bubbled into the water.
Hydrogen Bath Products
Hydrogen bath products and/or systems are designed to infuse bath water (whole baths, foot baths, etc.) with hydrogen gas. These products include powders, tablets and electrolytic devices.
Portable hydrogen Inhalation device
Methods to Produce
There are many ways to produce hydrogen, but how exactly to they work? With all the misconceptions out there, it is important to know the difference.
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