[Determination of the redox potential of water saturated with hydrogen]

Biofizika. 2010 Jan-Feb;55(1):19-24.
[Article in Russian]


It has been shown that the redox potential of water saturated with hydrogen is -500--700 mV. The time of the establishment of the potential is 24 h. The potential somewhat increases with increasing volume of hydrogen introduced to a reservoir with water and practically does not depend on the presence of additions in water, provided these additions are not reduced by hydrogen. The pH value of water does not change after the addition of water. In a glass vessel with a metallic cover resting on the side, no decrease in potential during the 2.5-month storage was observed. In plastic bottles, the content of hydrogen decreased; on storage for more than two weeks, it disappeared almost completely, and as a result, the potential increased after storage for three to four weeks to a level near zero. In an open vessel, the potential remained negative for two days.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Electrochemistry / methods
  • Hydrogen / chemistry*
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Water / chemistry*


  • Water
  • Hydrogen