The Science

Scientific research into magnetic water treatment

We are often asked if there is a scientific basis to magnetic water conditioning, and if there is independent research backing it up. The answer is yes, there is, and some summaries of research papers from top US research establishments including NASA and the US Department of Defense are shown below.

But perhaps even more convincing and much closer to home are the experiences of our agents and their many satisfied customers. After selling hundreds of magnetic water conditioners (water magnets) each year for many years now, the evidence is overwhelming: Magnetic water conditioners work!

See below what the research scientists have found.

Examination to Determine the Physical or Chemical Differences Between Untreated and Magnetically Treated Water” by Schmutzer, M.A., and Hull, G.W.

The UNITED STATES TESTING CENTER INC., performed a test to determine the effectiveness of magnetic water treatment in preventing boiler scale build-up. Upon subjection of the residual salts from both the treated and nontreated samples to x-ray distraction examination, a distinctive difference in the crystalline structure of the deposited residues was noted. The two samples were found to have the same chemical constituents but the x-ray distraction analysis indicates that the dominant crystal species in the untreated sample is calcium sulfate and calcium silicate, while in the treated sample the dominate species is a calcium carbonate and calcium sulfate (non corrosive elements). The samples are therefore physically different.

Magnetic Treatment of Water” by Hibben, Stuart G.

The Advanced Research Agency of the Department of Defense sponsored research in magnetic treatment of water reporting that the fact generally agreed upon is that a magnetic field reduces the kinetics of crystallization processes and the freedom of movement of charged particles. This limitation of the motion of particles in the field results in an increase in the number of collisions and the formation of crystallization centers. Magnetic treatment is effective if the liquid is passed through the flux of a magnet having a sufficiently field and magnetic gradient, providing that the temperature of the liquid is not too high.

Comparing Corrosion Rates of Steel Corrosion Inhibitors” by Kuivinen, David E., . Lewis Research Center, Cleveland.

NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration), tested magnetically treated water against chemically treated water for corrosion rates of steel corrosion coupons placed in the two water systems. Reported results were excellent with corrosion rates of 1 to 50 mils per year using chemical inhibitors, with 4 mils per year considered to be acceptable, while corrosion rates of 0.0 mils per year were recorded for magnetic treatment of the water.