Magnet Water Treatment

If you are one of those people who are concerned about the quality of water they drink, then you may have encountered the phrase “magnet water treatment” before. But what is it?

First, let’s try to understand what water treatment is. It is a system by which water contaminants, whether naturally occurring or not, are removed from your water supply in order to improve its quality, safety level, taste, odor, and appearance.

There are many different methods used to treat water. Magnet water treatment is just one of them. In a magnet water treatment system, water is made to pass through a strong magnetic field and by doing so, its quality is altered for the better.

In a magnet water treatment system, magnets or other magnetic devices are attached to the incoming water pipe of your home or business. Installing a magnet water treatment system in your home can greatly reduce maintenance cost of your water supplies. The system can also be used in industrial applications, such as boilers, cooling towers, and other such appliances.

Why use magnet water treatment?

Water is a universal solvent. As it moves along ground surfaces, it dissolves minerals and other compounds. Calcium and magnesium are particularly susceptible to water, and once dissolved, they remain in the water, thereby creating a new solvent commonly referred to as “hard water.” The term simply means that the water has high mineral content.

Hard water is not harmful to people’s health. In fact, you can drink it just fine, without any funny taste or odor. What makes hard water a problem is that it has the tendency to cause scale formation along the interior surfaces of water pipes and other water-bearing devices.

The more scale build up is created, the lesser the efficiency of these devices becomes. Eventually, the mineral build up will cause the water pipes to clog completely until water cannot pass through anymore.

It costs a lot of money to remove scale build up from these water-bearing appliances. In industrial applications, 70% of maintenance cost of boiler systems is spent on removing scale deposits alone.

Moreover, hard water lessens the effects of soap. The high mineral content causes a reaction in soap so that it does not lather as effectively as it would have in “soft” water. This can be a problem for those who use soap when washing.

Using magnet water treatment can help solve these two problems. By altering the chemical composition and behavior of the minerals, a magnet water treatment system has the effect of “softening” the water.

Basically, a magnet water treatment system replaces calcium and magnesium in the water with sodium. Compared with calcium and magnesium, sodium has lesser adverse effects on water. What’s more, sodium does not react with soap and does not cause scale formation either.


Cooling Tower Water Treatment

The maintenance of cooling tower water quality is a significant, though often overlooked, issue in water treatment systems. Water, whether it comes from cooling towers or your regular faucet, supports biological growth over time. Moreover, if left unattended for a long time, it may corrode or form scale deposits on equipment. This is why a cooling tower water treatment system is needed.

Problems Caused by Poor Cooling Tower Water Maintenance

When cooling tower water is poorly maintained, it can give rise to a range of problems, such as the following:

Scale Formation

Scale is formed from precipitated solids, which are commonly produced from heating or cooling water with high mineral content. As scale deposits build up on heat exchange surfaces, they have the tendency to reduce the system’s efficiency. Moreover, the scale formation may also block the flow of water from the cooling tower’s basin or fill.

Using a cooling tower water treatment system can help prevent the build up of scales. It is a cost-effective method that not only treats the problem but also has the effect of reducing maintenance cost of the cooling tower system. Majority of maintenance cost of cooling towers are spent on the removal of scale deposits.


Corrosion occurs when metal dissolves. Under the effects of oxidation, a substantial part of the metal breaks down, leading to a premature degradation of the system. Basically, the metal degrades, its strength and thickness reduced, its structural integrity compromised, and in some extreme cases, it may even create pits and holes in the material.

A cooling tower water treatment system that prevents corrosion is in order. One such system that is effective in preventing corrosion is ozone treatment. However, there are other methods available as well.

Biological Fouling

Biological fouling occurs when water has been left unattended for a long time. Bacteria, algae, fungi, and even protozoa are fond of water and will grow when water has been left untouched for a time. Eventually, the accumulated population of microorganisms in the water will result in the formation of biological film, which is difficult to remove. This creates a situation, commonly referred to as “biological fouling.”

Out of all cooling tower water problems, this is considered to be the root. Among the adverse effects of biological fouling are reduced heat transfer efficiency, fouling of cooling tower fill, blockages in water flow, as well as microbiological induced corrosion. It may also result in human health concerns.

Using a cooling tower water treatment system eliminates this problem. A good cooling water treatment system removes bacteria, fungi, viruses and other biological contaminants in the water and prevents them from fouling the water. Removal of these contaminants, in turn, improve the quality of the water flowing out of the cooling tower.