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California Orders Unprecedented, Mandatory Water Cuts

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

 

Latest electronic measurements from California’s Department of Water Resources show the mountain snow water equivalent at a record low of 5%. As the snow is needed to help replenish reservoirs, state and federal officials have sharply curtailed supplies to farmers and other users.

Meanwhile, cities and water agencies have instituted strict conservation measures while Gov. Jerry Brown ordered statewide mandatory cuts for the first time ever last week.Drought-Progress-CA-2011-2015_600pix

For residential users, landscape irrigators, Magnation’s chemical-free, energy-free and maintenance-free water-saving systems are installed at the incoming main line to treat all the water to your home and garden. Save 20% water in your garden, while using less chemicals and detergents to keep your home clean and healthy. Reduce hard water residue on your shower doors, walls, toilets and sinks—and get rid of your softener. Healthier, more productive water for the entire family and property.

The Bolt H2O™ Home Unit softens hard water without salts. Improve the ability of water to dissolve waste and other compounds. This highly efficient water replaces the needs for expensive and inconvenient salt softeners (which are also destructive to our environment), helps reduce cleaning detergents by 30%, extend the life of your plumbing and hardware, and reduces buildup.

Benefits throughout your home include:

• Reduces water use 20% for irrigation and enhances the benefits for lawns, vegetable gardens, flower beds, and all plants and trees 
• Improve taste of water, food and beverages made with treated water
• Softens entire water system without chemicals or maintenance!
• Cuts detergent use in half by increasing dissolvability
• Reduces discharge of chemicals into the environment
• Reduces need for shampoo, soaps and cleaners
• Less residue on shower screens, floor & walls
• Less scale buildup in pipes and shower heads
• Water efficiency for cooking and cleaning
• Cuts the need for fertilizers 10-30%.
• Softer skin and hair!

Available in 3/4″ and 1″ diameters in Anodized Aluminum or Stainless Steel.

Easy to use, Magnation’s Bolt H2O™ Home Unit and the mobile, clamp-on SpringBolt™ help and have been used for hard water control for over 60 years. Since 2008, Magnation’s water systems have been helping people cut water use, improve water quality, and help reduce environmental pollution. Enjoy the benefits for 10 or more years. Comes with a 7-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

“We like it. It makes our skin softer. And makes our grass grow faster and greener. And the water tastes better. Our dish water runs better and we use less soap.”
~ Steven J. Bishop, Blackfoot, ID

“I put one of the Magnation units on my domestic well. I was amazed at its ability to eliminate my hard water deposits and the stains on my faucets are gone. I am very well pleased with the outcome.”
– Dean Johnson, Kimberly, ID

“Our water tastes better, and our plants are looking good around the house. We’re recommending it to our son who farms.”
~ Glenda and Earl Berlier, Lakin, KS

“After installing the Magnation System we haven’t had to put salt in our softener at home and our laundry is coming out cleaner than when were running the softener.”
~ Lyle Nunnenkamp, Sutton, NE

“I like what I’m seeing at home, with removal of scale in the pipes and what the Magnation unit is doing with our water hardness. I’m putting it on my pivot.”
~ Steve Nelson, Sloan, IA

For golf courses especially, easy water penetration into your impacted soils, and a minimum of 20% water-savings have been proven in University trials and golf courses alike, endorsed by Superintendents. Read more here.

Read more about California’s drought and mandatory water cuts.

Magnation can SAVE 60.5 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

How much water is used in the United States each day for irrigation of crops?

Daily irrigation use is much larger than drinking water use (about four times), but the volume depends on the location and the time of year. It takes about 50 glasses of water just to grow enough oranges to produce one glass of orange juice, for example. One estimate puts the total amount used for irrigation at 141 billion gallons a day, 66% from surface water and 34% from groundwater. Of course, most irrigation water is not treated as tap water is. A 20% reduction equals a savings of an average of 28.2 billion gallons daily in US agricultural land alone! 

Total industrial use, by comparison, is about 160 billion gallons per day. A 20% reduction equals a savings of 32 billion gallons in US industrial applications, daily.

Information provided by Agricultural Water Conservation Clearinghouse

An independent controlled study conducted in 2014 by Olds College in Canada; (The Effects of Magnet Treated Irrigation Water on Kentucky Bluegrass in a Greenhouse Environment, MacKenzie, Johb, Plantje, 2014) treated irrigation water with Magnation® Rainbolt™ water systems 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 a significant savings of 416 million gallons daily in US turfgrass for golf courses alone.


In summary, in only Agricultural, Industrial and Golf turgrass applications, Magnation Water Technologies can SAVE 60.5 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY without any added chemicals, energy, or maintenance to make it work, and zero by-products.

Better Water for Feeding 9 Billion

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

According to National Geographic, Farming is the thirstiest user of our precious water supplies and a major polluter, as runoff from fertilizers and manure disrupts fragile lakes, rivers, and coastal ecosystems across the globe. We’ll likely have two billion more mouths to feed by mid-century—more than nine billion people. But sheer population growth isn’t the only reason we’ll need more food. The spread of prosperity across the world, especially in China and India, is driving an increased demand for meat, eggs, and dairy, boosting pressure to grow more corn and soybeans to feed more cattle, pigs, and chickens. If these trends continue, the double whammy of population growth and richer diets will require us to roughly double the amount of crops we grow by 2050. 5 suggestions from the writers of “Feeding The World” article:

  1. Step One: Freeze Agriculture’s Footprint
  2. Step Two: Grow More on Farms We’ve Got
  3. Step Three: Use Resources More Efficiently
  4. Step Four: Shift Diets
  5. Step Five: Reduce Waste

Magnation Water Technologies can help with:

  • Step One: Reducing Agriculture’s Footprint by using less pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides, along with 10% less energy to pump water. This means less pollution not only by reducing inputs, but also by softer water entering the soil reducing surface runoff significantly.
  • Step Two: Grow More on Farms ~ with healthier water, improved soil conditions, and more vigorous plants, crop yield not only increases, but crop quality does too. And Livestock benefits include healthier animals with improved hydration and nutrient absorption, and improved disease resistance.
  • Step Three: Use Resources More Efficiently ~ every type of farming operation can benefit from using 20-30% less water, 10% less inputs, 10% less energy to move the water. Not to mention longer-lasting equipment and less maintenance due to less scale buildup. All with no added chemicals, energy, or maintenance.

Biochemical Sequence of Nutrition in Plants

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Biochemical Sequence of Nutrition in Plants is a great article which bring attention to how agriculture can be oversimplified.  And when it is oversimplified, actions intended to benefit plant growth, like adding NPK fertilizer, can actually hinder the process.   While it can be helpful to simplify complex problems, solutions that only address a portion of the issue or process are not sustainable.  In this article, the author identified at least 8 elements that are important for comprehensive plant health, but many fertilizers only focus on 3: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.  The author’s more holistic approach to agriculture is more sustainable and effective in the long run.

Bakersfield Parks & Rec Mesa Marin Sports Park Test

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

On July 2nd, Jerry Todd met Parks & Rec staff led by Supervisor Frank Hinojosa to install a 1” Magnation unit. The site was selected as their “worst case scenario” of very clayey soil.

  1. We attempted to take core samples and found the City’s nor my coring tools could penetrate the clayey soil. We finally got one core in a moist area near a leak.
  2. Root depth – approx. 2”
  3. We were able to turn over sod to check the turf from under the surface.
  4. They selected the landscaped traffic circle for the area to test.
  5. Comparable site is across the driveway, but fed from another line.
  6. The unit was installed in the valve box for visibility and easy access.
  7. I received a signed receipt for the unit and copied Department Head Darin Budak with the quoted price.
We’ll monitor the site weekly through 9/2 and keep you updated as the test progresses!

Principles of Corrosion

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Corrosion is the disintegration of metal through an unintentional chemical or electro- chemical action, starting at its surface. It is recognized as one of industry’s most difficult problems and the resulting losses each year are in the tens of billions of dollars.

Metals are usually extracted from ores through the application of a considerable amount of energy. Certain environments offer opportunities for these metals to combine chemically with elements to form compounds and return to their lower energy levels. In other words, corrosion can be viewed as the tendency of a metal to revert back to its natural and more stable state as an ore.

Corrosion of a buried metal is greatly influenced by the soil in which it is buried. The major soil conditions which affect corrosion and must be considered are type, drainage, resistivity, acidity, and particle size. The ditch backfill environment is a man made disturbance of the natural environment and can adversely affect these soil conditions.

TYPE
Soil may consist of sand. loam. clay. mulch. or a combination of any or all of these. The most corrosive is mulch; the least. sand.

DRAINAGE
Soils with the poorest drainage are the most corrosive while well drained soils are the least corrosive. The exception to this is a soil which contains cinders. Cinder fills are well drained but any moisture present makes it a very corrosive environment.

RESISTIVITY
Low resistivity soils are corrosive and high resistivity soils are the least corrosive. as a rule. However. acidity and oxygen concentration can alter this.

ACIDITY (PH)
A neutral soil (PH-7.0) is least corrosive. A soil with a PH of 3.0 would be very acidic and corrosive. Alkaline soils (PH above 7.0) contain dissolved salts which can accelerate corrosion. This is especially true in desert soils.

PARTICLE SIZE
Large soil particles can allow oxygen to penetrate to the buried metal product. If an area with an abundance of oxygen is next to an area of a limited supply of oxygen, a differential aeration corrosion cell is created.

Fall 2012 Drought Update for Farming & Energy Industries

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Drastically reduced rainfall and triple-digit temperatures throughout much of the nation have damaged corn and other crops, which will have significant impacts on supplies and prices for animal feed, livestock, meat and dairy products, and processed grain products, including ethanol. The drought has also disrupted the transportation of some commodities, such as petroleum and coal, that are delivered by barges on the Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reported groundings of traffic along the Mississippi River due to low water depths, and NOAA has stated that portions of the Mississippi River south of Memphis are below the 1988 low-water level. Droughts can also create reliability concerns for electric power plants. Increased temperatures drive demand for electricity to cool homes and businesses, but lower water levels can affect the operation of many thermoelectric power plants.

The U.S. Drought Monitor, a joint publication of USDA and NOAA, is currently reporting that large areas of the Midwest and Great Plains regions are experiencing significant drought conditions. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC), integrating Drought Monitor data with weather forecasting, is predicting that the drought conditions will remain mostly unchanged through the end of November.

Published by Independent Statistics & Analysis US Energy Information Administration

Comments Published by Research Scientists

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Several thousand magnetic water conditioners are now rendering great service in buildings all sizes, from private homes to hospitals, schools, military buildings, etc. These units will protect the whole circuit of cold and hot water as well as sanitary installations against scale formationand corrosion when placed where the water main enters the premises. It is remarkable to note that algae, such as normally grow on coolers in the open air and in swimming pools, die rapidly under the effects of the magnetic treatment.

Vermelren, T., Corrosion Technology (Belgium).

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It may sound rather surprising that water can be purified by magnetic treatment but the fact is unquestionable. The answer as to why a magnetic field affects the properties of waste has not yet been found; it can only be expected when further research has elucidated the properties of the water molecule.

Belova, V., Ph.D., Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences, USSR, Soviet Science Review (USSR).

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“Based upon analyses of existing technical literature on the magnetic treatment of water and its ability to alter water properties, there are many basic areas where the utilization of this method has great practical merit, such as elimination of scale; control of encrustation; reduction of salt deposits; intensification of coagulation and crystallization; improving bacterial function of disinfectants; acceleration of reagent diffusion; increasing the efficiency of ion-exchange resin; removal of fine particles in the purification or recycling of waste water; extraction of valuablemetals from; acceleration of the solidification of cements, increasing the density and strength of casting molds; etc.”

Stevoich, V.A., Liebhold, K., Hibben, S.G., Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Advanced Research Projects Agency of the United States Department of Defense, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

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“It was concluded that the magnetic unit used in these tests was very effective in controlling scale and corrosion in water systems, in such diverse applications as a large air conditioning condenser, syrup evaporators in a sugar mill, cooling exchangers in a large chemical processing plant in a boiler and a steam generator. Significant savings in time, cost and equipment were effected in all cases.”

Raisen, E., PhD., The Control of Scale and Corrosion in Water Systems Using Magnetic Fields. Paper #117, CORROSION.

Read more…http://ajp619.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/magnetically-treated-water-research/

The Health Benefits of Magnetic Water

Monday, September 10th, 2012

After centuries of being considered an ‘old wives tale’, magnetism is finally coming into its own. We now know that fish are able to return to their spawning grounds by following the earth’s magnetic lines or force, in the same way that birds do. Similar results have shown up lately, in beetles, crickets, bees, grasshoppers and flies. The magnetic sense is so strong in many insects that they will rest only in definite “magnetic positions”. It wasn’t long ago that an astute gardener discovered he could rid his fields of cabbage moths by scattering magnet fragments among the plants. The moths became so disoriented they left the property! Astounding research is fast moving ahead in the Soviet Union of the effects of magnetism on growing plants too. It’s been learned that the famous “eleven year cycle” of plant and animal growth is directly related to fluctuations in magnetism caused by sun spot cycles. Through such studies, they were the first to discover that treating seeds with a magnet increased the plant yield, (South pole energy increased tubers and North pole energy produced larger above ground plants). Then they found they could get much the same results by treating the plant’s fertilizer. Now they say they can vastly improve plant output – and increase the health of people, by magnetizing water!

Bi-polar magnetized water (treated with both North and South poles) is the most often used form of magnetized water for alleviating most common ailments. The Russians are the pioneers in the use of magnetized water. They call it “Wonder Water”.

Magnetized water was first used in Russia by three specialists: Drs. G. Gerbenshchikow, I. Shetsov and K. Tovstoles, all three specialists in urology at the Kirov Military Medical Academy in Leningrad. They had their patients drink bi-polar magnetized water. This simple treatment was very effective in breaking up kidney and gall bladder stones into small enough particles to be passed through urine without any pain or danger to the patient. The water also prevented further formation of stones in the kidneys and gallbladder. Soviet physicians have been giving internally magnetized water to patients for over 30 years for digestive, urinary and nervous problems, ailments like mastitis, pains and swellings, painful urination and many other disorders.

Because magnetized water is wetter and therefore more penetrating, it furthers better assimilation of the various nutrients and vitamins in the cells. The Soviet biologist Kumarov had experimentally doubled the life span of flies by feeding them magnetized sugar.

 

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Freshwater in rivers is projected to decline by as much as 30%… Demand will also increase.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Rivers are the only renewable supply of freshwater in the Southwest, including California and six other states dependant on Colorado River water. These seven basin states appropriate the equivalent of 76% of the flow of all rivers in the Southwest, and many of them run dry. Add to this climate change. The freshwater in rivers is projected to decline by as much as 30% over the next 50 to 90 years. Demand will also increase. California’s population is expected to reach 60 million by 2050, a 1.5-fold increase in 50 years.

Read more: http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2011/09/californias-water-wars-present-difficult-lifestyle-choices-blowback.html

 

Please note the opinions stated in this article do not represent Omni Enviro LLC or Magnation Corp.