Plasma makes up 99% of the universe. We on Earth, with solids, liquids and gases, are the exception. Plasma was the source and starting point for the evolution of our natural world. The source and starting point for life. One special segment within the world of plasma involves combining air plasma with water. This is where you enter into the realm of thunderstorms. This basic process is responsible for essential events in nature. It is for good reason that thunderstorms are referred to as green rain. These plasma activated water showers have a temporary cleansing effect and the water that remains contains a higher content of bound nitrogen. This is nature’s way of providing nutrition for plants and trees. Lightning strikes 8 million times a day and accounts for more than 10% of all bonded nitrogen on earth, a sustainable and circular process of nature.
Plasma activated water is produced by making use of water, air and electricity. Ambient air is brought into the plasma phase with electrical energy, the activated air is then brought into contact with water. Reactive oxygen and nitrogen dissolve into the water creating plasma activated water (PAW). The process of treating water with plasma is copied out of nature, it’s a biomimicry of a thunderstorm where rain and water come into contact with lightning.
After the activation process plasma activated water possesses unique temporary properties that can be used for hygiene purposes. The benefits of these temporary hygiene properties could be useful for many agriculture-, medical– and cleaning applications.
The second benefit of plasma activated water is that these hygiene properties are reduced over time and the reactive components fall back to its original state. Which is leaving water with an elevated concentration of acid, a perfect pH controller.