Magnetic water is water that has been passed through a magnetic field. Magnetic water treatment devices are environmentally friendly, with low installation costs and no energy requirements. Magnetic water can be used to increase crop yield, induce seed germination and benefit the health of livestock. Magnetic water treatment is currently used in Australia, Bulgaria, China, England, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Turkey and the United States for these purposes (Qados and Hozyan, 2010 and Hozayn and Qados, 2010). It is believed that magnetic water used for irrigation can improve water productivity (Duarte Diaz et al., 1997), and has been shown to use 20% less water with the same results as non-treated water on turfgrass (Olds College for TurfGrass Management, Canada; MacKenzie, Johb, Plantje, 2014), thus conserving water supplies for the expected future global water scarcity. Magnetic water has also been found to be effective at preventing and removing scale deposits in pipes and water containing structures. Magnetically treated water also can increase the levels of CO2 and H+ in soils comparable to the addition of fertilizers. Cleaning agents have an increased effectiveness when combined with the power of magnetic water, and the amount of cleaner used can be reduced by one-third to one-fourth (Kronenberg, 1993).
Reduction in Water Use by 20%
An independent controlled study conducted by Olds College in Canada; (MacKenzie, Johb, Plantje, 2014) treated irrigation water with magnetic water in a greenhouse environment, with the control group remaining untreated. Results show the same effect is achieved while using 20% less irrigation water when treated, for a total of 80% water application, as compared to the controlled amount of 100% normal water application.
Approximately 2.08 billion gallons of water are used everyday to irrigate golf courses in the United States. (Lyman, 2012). A 20% reduction equals an astonishing savings of 416 million gallons daily.
Improved Soil Permeability and Moisture Retention
An independent controlled study on American soils utilized PureSense® data to show MAgnetic water softener system, increased soil permeability and moisture retention in problematic, salty soils at 12 inches, 24 inches, 36 inches, 48 inches, and 60 inches deep over a 7-day observation period. Improved soil moisture increased at every depth, which was never achieved prior to installing magnetic water systems.
Soil Salinity and Permeability
Magnetic treatment of saline irrigation water can be used as an effective method for soil desalinization. The application of a magnetic field on water decreases the hydration of salt ions and colloids, having a positive effect on salt solubility, accelerated coagulation and salt crystallization. Field experiments showed that, sandy loam soil pots irrigated with normal highly saline water of an electrical conductivity value of 8.2 mmohs/cm retained salts compared to pots irrigated with magnetized saline water. The study showed that magnetic water increased leaching of excess soluble salts, lowered soil alkalinity and dissolved slightly soluble salts (Hilal and Hilal, 2000).
Water becomes degassed in the process of being magnetized and this degassing increases soil permeability, which creates an increase in irrigation efficiency (Bogatin et al., 1999). In addition to soil permeability, magnetic water interacts with the structural calcium in cell membranes, making the cells more permeable. The reduced surface tension observed in magnetic wate results in better infiltration of water and a reduction in water and chemical use. (Goldsworthy et al., 1999)
Improved Water Flow and Energy Efficiency
Controlled study shows magnetic water technology increased the water flow from 450 gallons per minute to 510 gpm. Just as favorable, it also decreased it’s pump intake pressure from 100 to 90 psi, pump discharge pressure from 130 to 120 psi, and the pump work rate from 700 to 600 psi.
Hard Water | Scale Removal and Prevention
Magnetic treatment directly influences the carbonate equilibrium in water, leading to the formation of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) particles in solution that then cannot precipitate on pipe walls and other equipment. Patented in 1945 (Vermeiren), magnetic water can be used to prevent and remove scale and is currently common global use of this water technology.
Magnetic Treatment of Water Prevents Mineral Build-up
C. Jack Quinn, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Ind., T. Craig Molden, President, Molden Associates, Inc., Michigan City, Ind., and Charles H. Sanderson, Project Engineer—Superior Manufacturing Div., Magnatech Corp., Fort Wayne, Ind., 1997
Non-Chemical Technologies for Scale and Hardness Control
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Thirteenth International Water Technology Conference, IWTC 13 2009, Hurghada, Egypt
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Effects of Magnetic Field on Calcium Carbonate Precipitation in Static and Dynamic Fluid Systems
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia, Kampus UI – Depok 16424 Indonesia
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Clifford Y. Tai∗, Chi-Kao Wu, Meng-Chun Chang
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Improved Seed Germination Rate
The application of a magnetic field has been shown to induce seed germination, and increase the percentage of germinated seeds. Carbonell et al. (2000) showed an increase of the germination rate and percentage of rice seeds treated with a magnetic field. Moon and Chung (2000) treated tomato seeds with a magnetic field and found that germination rates were accelerated about 1.1–2.8 times when compared to the control seeds. Germination of broad bean seeds was found to take place 2-3 days earlier when seeds underwent magnetic treatment (Podleoney et al., 2004).
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Improved Increased Crop Yield
Magnetized water has been reported to triple seedling emergence of wheat (Hilal and Hilal, 2000). Reina et al. (2002) reported a significant increase in the rate of water absorption and an increase in total mass of lettuce when treated with magnetized water. Chickpea plants irrigated with magnetized water grew taller and heavier than plants irrigated with tap water (Hozayn and Qados, 2010). The authors attribute this stimulation to an increase in photosynthetic pigments, where the magnetic water induces cell metabolism and mitosis meristematic cells in pea, lentil and flax (Belyavskaya, 2001). Additionally, it is believed that new protein bands are formed in plants that are treated with magnetized water and that these proteins are responsible for increased growth (Hozayn and Qados, 2010). Magnetized water has been linked to increases in photosynthetic pigments, endogenous promotors, total phenol and protein biosynthesis in plants. (Qados and Hozayn, 2010 and Shabrangi and Majd, 2009).
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Further controlled studies show the following results on varying crops:
Dairy cows that drink magnetized water have shown an increase in milk production with the same amount of milk fat as present in cows drinking ordinary water. They also have a longer lactation period with fewer non-productive days and overall health is better (Lin and Yotvat, 1990). Levy et al. (1990) demonstrated that young male cattle watered with magnetized water increased their dry feed intake, while improving their digestion and nitrogen retention.
Piglets watered with magnetized water drank twice as much water, and grew 12.5% larger than the control group (Kronenberg, 1993).
Chickens watered with magnetized water grew larger, with an increase in the meat to fat ratio, and experienced reduced mortality rates (Gholizadeh et al., 2008). Also, poultry have showed an increase in egg production when watered with magnetized water (Lin and Yotvat, 1990)
1M. Gholizadeh, H. Arabshahi, M.R. Saeidi, and B. Mahdavi; Iran 2008, The Effect of Magnetic Water on Growth and Quality Improvement of Poultry, Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 3 (3): 140-144, 2008
Isotopic Geochemical Shifts by Magnetic Water Technology Process
The effect of our magnetic systems on making matter lighter or smaller on subatomic levels include chlorides and nitrates. Have a look at the dramatic shift in the image below.
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