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The Athena represents the best of performance, features, functionality and modern styling available in water ionization technology today - all backed by the dependability and certainty of Emco Tech, the world leader in ionization.


The Athena is the only Emco Tech ionizer that offers on-board dual filtration capability. It cleans your water to be 99.9% contaminant free. The Athena incorporates a pre-filter and the revolutionary Biostone Filtration System. The pre-filter makes the Athena the only ionizer that gives you ability to quickly and easily add a specialty cartridge to your system – onboard ! No filter housings to hook up or difficult/extra connections to make. If you have a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system or a unique filtration requirement such as needing to remove lead or arsenic, you can order and install these specialty cartridges – directly into your ionizer.

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The Athena offers you the absolute zenith of cutting-edge electrode technology. It employs the new “mesh electrode” which effectively increases surface area. When a cross section of an electrode is examined at 700 times magnification, you can see that the electrodes are now covered in a “super fine” mesh with very distinct high points and valleys. They are electro-plated platinum, providing the highest level of conductivity and durability. The cutting edge design and proven durability of electro-plated platinum electrodes ensures you get the best Oxidative Reduction Potential (ORP) alteration year in and year out.

The new mesh design on the plates also allows for the Athena's compact size. Do not be fooled by other manufacturers who claim that a large plate size is vital to ionization. Effective conductivity is the key. These manufacturers must claim this because their inferior plates need to be larger to get the same amount of conductivity that ours do. Rest assured you get the absolute best combination of time-tested, proven materials and the benefits of Emco Tech's cutting edge research and development. This is the technological advantage of the Athena.

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An ionizer is an investment, and of course you want your investment to last. The electrodes are the crucial operating component in your ionizer. All other units on the market clean themselves using a simplistic “reverse polarity” system – which not only allows some scale buildup, but also prevents you from using your machine during its cleaning cycle. The Athena offers the patented new DARC (Double Automatic Reverse Cleaning) system. It completely eliminates the mineral scaling from collecting on the electrodes, ensuring you can enjoy many long years of healthy water. The DARC system cleans as you ionize – so you never have to wait for a cleaning cycle to complete.

You will also want your ionizer company to be around to take care of your needs many years after you actually make the purchase. This key value point cannot be emphasized enough. In the last two years alone, approximately 8 new manufacturers have come and gone in the market, and many more companies have fallen short attempting to sell their wares. With Ion Ways and Emco Tech, you buy with the absolute certainty that your company will be around to support you – long after the other “inferior” companies have left their customers “high and dry” without support. Their combined 35 plus years of experience and track record is unmatched…...period.


The Athena offers a flow control valve that allows you to fine tune its performance by giving you complete functional control of the water pressure moving through your ionizer. There are no gimmicks or additional circuitry, just the time tested advantages of true flow control, which also provides the possibility of alternate installation options. The Athena is one of the only ionizers that can be installed three (3) different ways : 1) At your sink with a diverter from the tap, 2) At your sink plumbed directly to your cold water line. There is no diverter and you can operate the Athena while running the hot water out of your tap, and 3) Undersink completely out of sight with a small dedicated faucet (optional undersink kit required).

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Performance Features

Mesh Plate Electrodes

Five of the most advanced mesh platinum-titanium electrodes in the world ~ backed by Emco Tech's reputation.

DARC Cleaning System

Will completely eliminate mineral scaling from the ever-important electrodes – increasing the life of your ionizer. It also means you never have to wait for a cleaning cycle to finish before you get another glass of delicious ionized water.

Biostone Filter

The enhanced performance and functionality of a dual filtration system (2 filters) which includes the revolutionary and patented 9-stage Biostone filtration system.

MICOM Electronics

The MICOM control panel optimizes the pH and ORP of your water and helps keeps your ionizer in top working condition. A new indicator light alerts you if service is needed on your ionizer.

Flow Control

The Athena has a flow control valve that allows you to fine tune the performance and gives you true functional control of the water pressure through your ionizer.

LCD Flow Rate Indicator

This beautiful color Liquid Crystal (LCD) Displays flickers faster or slower to indicate the rate of water flow through your Athena.

Calcium Port

This port allows you to add extra calcium to your ionizer. It is important to note that the Athena is a very strong ionizing unit and will not require the use of extra calcium in most areas of the country. Some areas however have soft water or water that is low in naturally-occurring calcium and other dissolved minerals. This feature is intended to boost ionization performance in those areas when necessary.

Protective features

Low Pressure Alarm Not enough water flow can damage any ionizer. Emco Tech has built in an LCD alarm that will illuminate when there is not enough water pressure into your Athena to operate it safely. This feature safeguards the water cell and protects your investment.

Temperature Shut Down

The Athena employs a thermal switch in the water cell to shut down the ionization process if the temperature in the cell gets too hot. This small but valuable feature gives you peace of mind.

Electrical Protection

The Athena has a glass tube fuse that will protect the expensive circuitry in case of power fluctuations or surges.

Hot Water Alarm

Hot water can damage your filters. This LCD alarm will illuminate to safeguard your Athena against damage.

Convenient User-Friendly Features

Voice Confirmation This feature audibly tells you (the machine actually speaks to you) what type of water you have selected each time you use the ionizer. The volume is fully adjustable, allowing you to turn it up, down, or completely off.

Alkaline and Acidic level indicators

The Athena has an LCD indicator which will numerically display the level of ionization you have selected. It also has LCD image icons that display the most typical use for any given setting.

Dual Filter Life Indicator

The Athena offers you a way to track the filter life in each of the two filters. It counts actual filter use – it is not just a timer like on less expensive models.

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Change Filter Reminder

An LCD display will flash on the control panel as extra insurance that you know when to change each filter.

Functional Features

Methods of Installation The Athena provides you with the right installation options. It can be installed at your sink with a diverter from the tap, plumbed directly to your cold water line or undersink (optional undersink kit required).

pH Test Kit

This kit contains test tubes, reagent liquid and a pH color chart to help you understand the ionizer's performance and so that you can be sure you are drinking the right level of pH.

Installation DVD

The Athena comes with a step by step short, but very informative DVD movie, showing you everything you will need to know to install, optimize and maintain the performance of your ionizer.

Fantastic Owners Manual

This beautiful manual was written by the folks at Ion Ways – it's a great tool!

Installation Kit

Comes with everything you will need to perform a standard installation. Unique or custom installations may require extra parts and or adapters which are conveniently available at most home improvement or hardware stores.

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