In a previous blog, I indicated the apparent lack of a university or government published a study on the efficacy of using irrigation water exposed to a magnetic field for improved crop yields and/or the reduced amount of water required. Such studies regarding magnetic water treatment do exist.
In a controlled test by the University of Western Sydney Australia, Richmond Campus conducted in 2007 and 2008 showed a comparative crop yield increase of 23% while simultaneously reducing water use by 24% on 3,000 PPM (5.8 ms/m electrical conductivity) water. The crop was a high water requiring celery and the dates coincided with terrible drought conditions in Australia. Duplicate tests were run on tap water, recycled wastewater, and water with TDS values of 500, 1000, and 1500 PPM. The TDS values were closely controlled and monitored after injection of sodium chloride – salt. Of particular interest was the test yields and water use reduction were better the higher the TDS and the resulting water conductivity.
Looking at a section of pipe with relatively high conductivity water going through it and surrounded by an axially oriented north-south field should remind us of a wire exposed to a moving magnetic field i.e. a simple generator putting out an alternating electrical current similar in principle to the early days of Tesla and Westinghouse in their contest with Edison.
Other than empirical results on effectiveness, there seems to be little or no information on why it works. Studies on human cells (and can they be correlated to plant cells) conducted by Dr. William Pawluk, MD, MS (not to be confused with Gerald H. Pollack, Ph.D. whom we often quote in our structured water documents) point to improved cell cleansing and nutrition when water that is treated by magnetic water treatment is provided to either the body or the drinking water. He refers to the magnetic energy imparted as PEMF or pulsating electromagnetic forces. His online information is quite convincing as are his educational and experience credentials.