The installation of an MHD unit in an irrigation system eliminates the need for any kind of wetting agent.
The MHD ionization process reduces the surface tension of water by approximately 30%. Putting this in words; "it makes water more efficient." This unique characteristic of “wetter water” precipitates into advantages of geometric proportions. Tests have been conducted in order to analyze the effect MHD units have.
The University of Mississippi Department of Agriculture has showed that an MHD unit resulted in better absorption by pine seedlings grown for reforestation.
In a laboratory test conducted by Dr. Stephen Maggard and published in his dissertation in 1989 on MHD Systems’ technology, Maggard established that the water stayed ionized for 10 hours. Once in the soil the water stays ionized for even longer.
MHD Systems and its Tokyo agent (Victaco Ltd.) in a joint venture with Sago University under the direction of Dr. Haruo Uemuro – Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering – conducted a series of experiments on an MHD unit. The experiment examined the ionization in sea water lines to heat exchangers providing cooling water to industry. The experiments showed that
- Surface tension was reduced by 30%
- Marine growth and scale were prevented from forming
- Ionization was effective for over one mile in down-stream lines
- Implications in turf maintenance:
- More penetration
- Deeper penetration
- Less evaporation and run-off
- More even and better distribution of water reducing hot spots
- Better nutrient absorption by plant roots
- Less fertilizer needed
- Effective against scale problems
- Clarify "red water" and preventing rusting in system.
Installation Maintenance & Warranty
- No power necessary
- Installation is inexpensive and quick
- 5 year warranty
- MHD units installed in the 1980’s and 90’s are still working effectively – no reason to believe a unit will ever lose its effectiveness
- Maintenance free
Academic research on this application are listed below:
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Duarte Diaz, C.E., J.A. Riquenes, B. Sotolongo, M.A. Portuondo, E.O. Quintana and R. Perez. 1997. Effects of magnetic treatment of irrigation water on the tomato crop. Hortic. Abst., 69:494.
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Qados, A. and M. Hozayn. 2010. Magnetic Water Technology, a Novel Tool to Increase Growth, Yield, and Chemical Constituents of Lentil (Lens esculenta) under Greenhouse Condition. American-Eurazian J. Agric. and Environ. Sci., 7(4): 457-462.
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