Akwamag technology has three major benefits that give it a leg up over existing water softening technologies. Unlike traditional salt-resin softeners, it does not discharge wasteful brine (grey water) and environmentally harmful salt and resin, it requires no maintenance, and it has unlimited capacity.
Its advanced High Intensity Multipass™ technology succeeds where other comparably-priced magnetic softeners have failed.
Magnetic water softening has been widely studied by scientists. Applied effectively it dissolves calcium and magnesium salts, and prevents them from scaling or fouling. It is game changing because it softens water without the discharge of brine solution or salt, and has unlimited capacity. Until now, efforts to bring the technology to market have failed because of inferior products caused by the lack of scientific knowledge.
Until now. Akwamag was developed from a deep understanding of magnetohydrodynamics (the interaction between magnets and moving water). Our proprietary High Intensity Multipass™ magnetic technology converts dissolved lime-scale into a structure that is easily and safely removed from your water fixtures.
But we don't stop there. We are partnering with NASA-Ames Research Center, San Jose State University, and WETSUS to fully understand the underlying mechanism (why it works when it does work and why it doesn't work when it doesn't work) of this magnetic water softnening phenomenon.
Akwamag Effect (microscopic level)
The image on the left shows scaling effects, which is the result of untreated hard water. The image on the right shows water that has been treated by Akwamag. This scale forms a different crystal structure that is easily broken down, and will not clog or damage your water fixtures.
Akwamag Effect (macroscopic level)
The differences are visible to the naked eye. There are no unsightly, difficult-to-clean stains on the water fixture.
Selected Scientific Publications on Magnetic Water Softening
- Former Soviet Union (1969): Magnetic Water: Between Scylla and Carybdis, V. E. Klassen, Institute of Mineral Fuels of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1969, 25-27.
- Former Soviet Union (1987): Effect of Physical Fields on the Crystallisation and Deposition of Calcium Sulphate, B. D. Sinezhuk, T.Y. Fedoruk, and S. V. Mal'ko, Sov. J. Wat. Chem. Tech. 9, 407-410.
- Chiba University, Japan (1991): Is a Magnetic Effect on Water Absorption Possible?, S. Ozeki, C. Wakai, S. Ono, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 1991, Vol. 95, No. 26, 10557-10559
- Cranfield University, England (1997): Magnetic Treatment of Calcium Carbonate Scale Effect of pH Control, S. A. Parsons, B. L. Wang, S. J. Judd, and T. Stephenson, Wat. Res. Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 339-342, 1997
- Purdue University (1997): Magnetic Treatment of Water Prevents Mineral Build-up, J. C. Quinn, T. C. Molden, Iron and Steel Engineer, Vol. 74, July 1997, pp 47-52
- Baylor University, Texas (1997): Laboratory Studies on Magnetic Water Treatment and Their Relationship to a Possible Mechanism for Scale Reduction, K.W. Busch, M. A. Busch, Desalination 109 (1997) 131-148
- Alberta Research Council, Canada (1997): Rapid Onset of Calcium Carbonate Crystallization Under the Influence of a Magnetic Field, Y. Wang, A. J. Babchin, T. L. Chernyi, R. S. Chow, and R. P. Sawatzky, Wat. Res. Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 346-350, 1997
- Imperial College, London (1999): Biological Effects of Physically Conditioned Water, A. Goldsworthy, H. Whitney, and E. Morris, Wat. Res. Vol. 33, No. 7, pp. 1618-1626, 1999
- Kumar Process, lndia (2001): Potential Use of Magnetic Fields - a Perspective, C.V. Vedavyasan, Desalination 134 (2001) 105-108
- Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa (2003): The Effectiveness of a Magnetic Physical Water Treatment Device on Scaling in Domestic Hot-Water Storage Tanks, C. Smith, P.P. Coetzee, and J.P. Meyer, Water SA Vol. 29 No. 3 July 2003
- Tianjin Polytechnic University, China (2007): Quantitative Study of the Effect of Electromagnetic Field on Scale Deposition on Nanofiltration Membranes Via UTDR, J. Li, J. Liu, T. Yang, C. Xiao, Wat. Res., 41 (2007) 4595– 4610
- University of Maribor, Slovania (2007): Influence of Magnetic Field on the Aragonite Precipitation, L.C. Lipusa, D. Dobersek, Chem. Eng. Sci., 62 (2007) 2089 – 2095
- University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2007): Theory of Electrolyte Crystallization in Magnetic Field, H. E. Lundager Madsen, Journal of Crystal Growth 305 (2007) 271–277
- Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France (2009): Effect of magnetic water treatment on calcium carbonate precipitation: Influence of the pipe material, F. Alimia, M.M. Tlili, M. Ben Amora, G. Maurinb, C. Gabrielli, Chem. Eng. and Process., 48 (2009) 1327–1332
- National Taiwan University (2010): Effect of the Magnetic Field on the Growth Rate of Aragonite and the Precipitation of CaCO3, M. C. Chang, C. Y. Tai, Chem. Eng. J., 164 (2010) 1–9
- Agrophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland (2011): Effects of Static Magnetic Field on Electrolyte Solutions under Kinetic Condition, A. Szcze, E. Chibowski, L. Hozysz, and P. Rafalski, J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 5449–5452
- Northwestern Polytechnical University, China (2012): Evaporation Rate of Water as a Function of a Magnetic Field and Field Gradient, Y. Guo, D. Yin, H. Cao, J. Shi, C. Zhang, Y.M. Liu, H. Huang, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, W. Guo, A. Qian and P. Shang, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 16916-16928