Magnetic Water Treatment (MWT): The Effect on Water Productivity
Every year, a massive amount of water is used, and essentially wasted, to keep the agriculture industry profitable. However, people are beginning to realize that clean water is a finite resource (more so in some countries than others), and we need to enact certain ongoing strategies to reduce our level of consumption. This practice of conservation is referred to as water productivity, and studies show it can be improved by Magnetic Water Treatment (MWT).
Typically, clusters of water molecules are “loosely attracted” and “chaotic,” which makes them predisposed to toxins. These toxins and pollutants block parts of the molecule clusters as they move through the cell membrane. In this case, even more water is required to hydrate a plant. MWT works to restructure water molecules into much smaller, hexagonal clusters that are less prone to toxins and therefore can pass more easily through cell membranes. This process is used, of course, to improve crops and the health of livestock, but on a larger scale, it also helps us conserve water in the face of impending scarcity.
How to Magnetize Your Water
To magnetize water and change its structure, you can either pass it through a specially manufactured permanent magnet or, as described in our blog about soil desalination, create your own MWT contraption using a collection of ring-shaped permanent magnets. To do this, you’ll place approximately eight ring magnets in two polycarbonate flanges — which should be about 4 mm apart — with their polarities in opposition. Now, to restructure the water, run it through the flanges.
The Results of MWT
While results differ depending on the type of crop, one study found that the magnetic treatment of recycled and saline water increased celery’s water productivity by 12% and 24% respectively. For snow peas, magnetically treatable potable, recycled, and saline water increased water productivity by 12%, 7.5%, and 13%.
Use Apex Magnets for Agriculture and Water Productivity
This increase in water productivity can mean things for future water conservation. If you have questions about how to use our magnets to increase water productivity, desalinate soil, or improve the health of your crops, fill out a contact form and we’ll be in touch. Our staff is full of information and more than happy to help!