Evolution of Technology
There is much conjecture, confusion and counter-claims concerning the discovery and development of Water Electrolyzer Technology for the production of Electrolyzed Aqua Solutions.
In 1802 -- 30 years before English scientist Michael Faraday was credited with discovery of the Laws of Electrolysis -- Russian academician V. Petrov discovered, through the use of a high voltage galvanic battery he had developed, that emission of electrolysis gases near the electrodes is accompanied by Acidification of water near the Anode and Alkalization of water near the Cathode.
In 1807-1808, G. Davy, an English researcher, produced the previously unknown metals Sodium and Potassium through the electrolysis process, and later Magnesium and Aluminum.
Initially, the first commercial application of electrolysis was in copper refining. After the dynamo was invented to generate DC electrical power, factories emerged to produce Aluminum and Hypochlorous Acid Salts, Chlorine, Alkali and Metallic Sodium, and then Hydrogen and Oxygen generation via water electrolysis for commercial production of Electrolytic Nickel, Copper and Zinc.
For more than a century, the belief was that fresh water could not be electrolyzed due to its low content of ions.
This belief was based on the traditional approach to commercial electrochemical processes in which the range of applied voltages did not usually exceed 6 Volts DC at a current strength of several hundred amperes applied to a single electrode.
The process of Electrochemical Activation of Aqueous Solutions was discovered by a Russian Scientist [Dr. Vitold M. Bakhir] in 1972 from which the current technology has evolved that is used by Envirolyte in the manufacture of their commercial water electrolyzers.