Magnetohydrodynamics

Most of us are not fortunate enough to get our water from free-flowing artesian springs, pure mountain streams, rain water (unmixed with acid rain) or uncontaminated rural wells. Our choices are chlorinated tap water, bottled spring water or a water purification system.

We need water. Living water. We need water to hydrate every cell in our bodies. But the water delivered to us from household taps is contaminated with chemicals, industry waste, effluent and garbage. It‘s also under such pressure that we now learn its life-giving energy is all but destroyed. We need water that is not only purified but revitalized to bring it back to something close to the life-giving, nourishing, cleansing element it was designed to be. That is apparently done through magnets.

Independent research into magnetized water began in both Eastern and Western European countries. One grass roots researcher was a self-taught scientist by the name of Johann Grander. He claimed his knowledge came from studying nature in his native Austria.

“In normal conditions,” Grander wrote, “water flows either on the surface of the earth or deep underground, always seeking a natural course. In our water supply system, however, the water is collected and forced through pipelines under pressure. At this stage, the water suffers a serious aggression for the first time. The high pressures are highly detrimental to the liquid. The water is then further contaminated by the addition of powerful chemicals, such as chlorine. However, we use it, the water eventually finds its way back to nature through the drains. We collect clean water from nature and return it soiled and sick.”

Grander said water has a double function. It supplies life-giving energy. It also acts as a waste disposal agent for all living beings. “Water picks up energy from the sun and collects the energies that are stored in the earth. In summer, with strong solar energy, the water pushes itself to the surface. In winter, with weaker solar energy, it burrows deep into the ground, collecting the stored and transformed energies.

“It is an eternal circle in which water plays the main role. The water is also a living organism and therefore capable of transforming energies and refuse through its own microorganisms. Live water seeks by itself its sources of energy. Healthy water can be distinguished from sick water even by its murmurs.”

Magnetism in North America

Dr. Klaus Kronenberg is a scientist who studies in both Germany and the United States. He is now an associate professor at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. His original research used magnets in water treatment for industry.

“Water is chemically neutral,” he said, “but it is one of the best solvents known to man. It has the ability to entrap other substances. In other words, water tends to cluster around every non-water particle, forming conglomerations or complexes.

“Water’s capacity to entrap substances results in its high mineral content. One of the most common is calcium carbonate, a substance that forms mountain ranges, such as the Austrian Alps. Most water supplied by water districts in (North America) contains a good amount of calcium content. This is important for proper taste and a healthy mineral balance.“However, calcium is a problem in industry. It creates deposits of scale, like the accumulated scale in your kitchen kettle. Calcium is also a health problem when unassimilated calcium is deposited in human joints. Water softeners work as ion exchanges replacing the calcium carbonate with sodium, which is okay for industry, but it’s not recommended for human consumption!

Magnetized Water

The effects of magnetic fields on running water have been observed for years. Patents on treating water with magnets appeared as early as the 1950’s. It was discovered that less scale deposit was produced after long use. The effects were described as making the water appear to “behave” as if the mineral content was lowered. This technology was used mainly in countries which have very little chemical industry, like Russia, China, Poland and Bulgaria, who all reported the successful use of magnets in treating water for irrigation, industry and home use. They cited improvements in taste and faster drying time, but no one knew why! Magnetic water treatment developed more slowly in the West. To Western minds, measuring the magnetic effect of flowing water was somewhat suspect. (Kronenberg said, “People in the West insist on understanding what they say or do!”)

Also, chemicals were in general use in North America and the chemical industry did its best to discourage the use of magnets – for obvious reasons!

Even to Westerners, however, the genuine and practical effects of magnetic water treatment after prolonged use were undeniable. And Kronenberg states that there is no mystique in how magnets treat water problems. The positive effects have been confirmed through systematic research. When treatment devices with permanent magnets were developed, they were immediately successful! The build up of scale on new pipes was totally eliminated and the removal of scale deposits in old water pipes was soon evident.

It was while he was at California State Polytechnic that Kronenberg contributed to the pioneering work in agriculture that re-used re-energized irrigation water with magnetic treatment. He says magnets actually change the nucleus of water.

And that is the source of its seemingly magical properties. A diet of magnetized water makes cows give more milk, chickens grow fatter and lay more eggs. And cantaloupes and other crops grow larger and have better yields with less fertilizer.

Professor Israel Lin of the Israel Institute of Technology decided to use magnetic treatment on saline and brackish water, using an instrument costing less than $500 (US). The unexpected effects were revealed during tests at Kibbutz Gvat. The 85 cows that drank magnetically treated water for three years produced a litre more milk a day, had fewer milkless days and conceived more easily, due to increased health and vitality. (Better than bovine growth hormone!) The calves not only weighed more than calves in the control group, they were leaner!

Magnetic water had a similar effect on all farm animals at Kibbutz Gvat. Geese grew bigger, sheep produced more meat, milk and wool, chickens and turkeys laid more eggs and were prolific for a longer period. More dramatically, the mortality rate was reduced with less feed. Lin said the change of the water’s properties is the key.

“The magnetized water increases the solubility of minerals and therefore improves the transfer of nutrients to all parts of the body, making the organisms work more efficiently.”

The Memory of Water!

Many success reports specify that magnetized water maintains its property of scale deposit prevention up to two days. Kronenberg says some critics make this fact look absurd by calling it “water’s ability to remember its magnetizing experience.”

“We do know,” he states, “that the treated water retains its special scale-reducing properties while the calcium carbonate is present in the solid, inactive form of the micro crystals. We have examined these crystals under massive magnification in various waters and different treatments.

“We can recognize in the 400-times magnification the clear prototype of the disc-shaped crystallization nuclei.”

He says that following magnetic treatment of water with a bad smell the odor was removed because “the dissolved sulfite minerals were changed into solid masses.”

Water is Life

Johann Grander says that because of electrical disturbances, satellites and especially through high water pressure, water loses its life force. And sick water negatively affects the health of people, animals and plants. On the other hand, water that has been revitalized through magnetic treatment is restored to its natural energy.

Crops grow faster and stronger, flowers and plants are healthier and more resistant to disease; lakes, rivers and streams are helped back to health; and livestock and pets are more vigorous.

Magnetic treatment for purifying and rejuvenating water is new in North America. Kronenberg says it’s important that the public learns and understands the physical structure of water and the fundamental problems that presently exist—but don’t show up in a chemical water test. The benefits of restoring the vital energy of water have economic, personal and environmental benefits.

Unfortunately, government bureaucrats are so far behind what is really required to revitalize and purify our water that they refuse to recognize that chlorination is a poison, not a purifying agent. And magnetism is not magic. It’s just slightly foreign to North American experience—but it’s not going to make big profit for mega chemical companies!

HOW IT WORKS

Water is one of the world’s best solvents. In fact, we refer to it as the “universal solvent”. Given enough time it will dissolve any organic material. It surrounds foreign particles, such as minerals, entrapping them in what scientists refer to as “complexes”. That’s why water usually has a high mineral content. These dissolved minerals are not part of the water itself. They are “captives” that the water has surrounded and is carrying along with it. The number of mineral complexes in water determines how “hard” the water is. The more minerals it carries, the harder it is considered to be.

When water is stored, heated, or evaporates, the complexes it carries are broken up and the dissolved minerals are set free. These liberated minerals (most of which are calcium carbonate or magnesium) conglomerate in sediments that line the inside of pipes, appliances, water heaters, and other surfaces with which the water comes in contact. Over time, more and more minerals build up on the sediment layer, causing it to grow progressively thicker. There is a name for these caked-on mineral deposits: scale. The limestone that forms the Swiss Alps and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is basically scale. Lime scale is a very hard substance, and removing from plumbing fixtures and appliances is a difficult task.

Most of the water that is piped into homes and other buildings in North America and many other countries contains a significant amount of hardness minerals. This is both good and bad. It’s good because the right amount of minerals has healthful benefits and makes the water taste better. It’s bad because some of the dissolved minerals are converted to scale when water goes into a home or building and is stored, heated, or evaporates. It’s a well-known fact that letting hard lime scale build up in the plumbing fixtures and appliances in your home is like pouring money down the drain.

The solution? There are several, but only one that makes sense.

To date, the most common solution is the traditional water softener, which takes a portion of the hardness minerals out of the water and replaces them with sodium. Water thus treated is not recommended for drinking because of the high sodium content. Water softeners are also expensive to buy and operate, and can cause environmental problems. Also, they do not stop scale build-up, nor do they remove scale that has already built up. They simply reduce scale. These are just a few of the reasons why water softeners are not an acceptable solution to scale build-up problems.

Other scale build-up remedies, such as acid wash and chemical additives have even greater drawbacks, including the risk of contamination and the fact they wear out the surfaces they contact.

What, then, is the acceptable way to combat scale build-up? The answer lies in a complex word for a fairly simple physical phenomenon. Magnetohydrodynamics. Simply stated, Magnetohydrodynamics is what happens when water passes through a properly focused magnetic field. The magnetic field breaks up some of the complexes that are carried in the water, freeing the captive mineral particles. Once free, these particles act as crystallization centers, giving the surrounding mineral molecules in the water something to “stick” to, rather than forming new layers of scale on the inside of plumbing appliance surfaces. As these crystallization centers attract mineral molecules, they form circular platelets, which remain in the water rather than attaching themselves to surfaces and causing scale build-up.

The net effect of all this is that the hardening minerals are changed from a scale like an ice cube to a powder, like a snowflake.

This process of keeping minerals in the water rather than letting them precipitate out in the form of scale when heating or evaporation takes place is known as magnetic fluid conditioning.

It is not a new process. Nor is it unproven. Patents for treating water with magnetics appeared back in the 1950’s. Even back then, when magnets were far weaker than they are today, the effects were remarkable. The treated water behaved as if it were “softer,” with less mineral content, and scale build-up was significantly reduced.

Magnet fluid conditioning caught on first in the eastern world, where other water softening methods and equipment were not commonly available. Highly favorable reports soon began filtering back from China, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, and other eastern countries about water that was being treated with magnets not only for residential use, but also for agricultural, commercial, and industrial use.

In the developed countries of the western world, where chemical and other water softening systems were well entrenched, magnetic fluid conditioning took longer to gain acceptance. But its benefits were too dramatic to remain obscure for long. Systematic research from respected institutions began to be conducted, quantitative methods were developed to evaluate the effectiveness of magnetic water conditioning devices, and the findings revealed overwhelming positive effects.

In 1973, for example, the United States Government confirmed that magnetic fluid conditioning is an effective means of controlling scale. A study by National Technical Information Services for the United States Air Force revealed that magnetized water will not form scale on heating surfaces, that properly designed and installed magnetic units will prevent formation of costly scale build-up.

A good thing got even better with the development and availability of a new generation of extremely powerful magnets. These ceramic magnets are a hundred times more powerful than the old-fashioned steel magnets. They are also more durable and are permanent. In fact, once a ceramic magnet is magnetized, it never needs recharging. Nor does it require an energy source to keep it magnetized. These magnets maintain their strength so completely that they are used in nuclear submarines to ensure accuracy is sub-polar navigation.