Tuesday, January 05, 2010

35mm ceramics in-line water treatment

EM Ceramics still seem to be somewhat of a mystery to all of us.  This is probably because what they do is so subtle and we can't really see it.  The only way to know exactly what they do is to measure the ORP and the dissolved solids, or contaminants that are in the water.  

ORP is a measurement of the Oxydation Reduction Potential.  In other words, the lower the number, the less oxidizing the material is.  You can get ORP meters through scientific catalog suppliers such as Cole Parmer or Fisher Scientific.

We sell a set of ceramics called the "35mm Pipe".  It has fluted sides and is 35mm wide and 35mm long.  These units are designed to put inside of a pipe where water will flow over and through them.  According to Dr. Higa, one until will remove all the chlorine in a 55-gallon barrel in 30 minutes.  The way to maximize their effects is to circulate water through them.  The center has a cut out that will force the water to spin when under pressure. This creates a vortexing action which further structures the water.  The goal here is to get the most energy into the water, remove the most contaminants, and reduce molecule cluster size.  You can only do this by re-circulation.  

Making a "Pi Blaster"

This is the ceramic unit part of the deal.  From here, you can configure some simple recirculation unit using a centrifugal pump.   

Once you have all the parts, it only takes about 10 minutes to make one of these.  You'll be able to find all the parts required at any hardware store.  You can use threaded reducers or slip pipe.  If you use slips, make sure to let the cement dry for a couple hours before running water through it.

Once you make one of these, you can set it up in a large pond, aquarium, animal troughs, or a household unit.  You'll want to use about 4 packs of the pipes for every 1,000 gallons of water.  For the first run, make sure you circulate the entire tank contents so that there are at least 4 full passes through the unit.  Once you have conditioned the water, you'll want to circulate when new water is added.  However, you won't need to circulate it as much since the rest of the water is conditioned.  2 passes should do the trick.

Taste the water and you'll notice it tastes better and will quench thirst better.



Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

EM Eric said...

Thanks. I usually write about some topic that comes up a few time during a short period. This one was in response to a few phone calls and emails within a week about how to use these 35mm ceramics. We've got a restaurant that is going to use a unit like this in their fish pond/waterfall to keep the water clean. I thought it could come in handy for everyone reading this.

Please let me know if there is a topic you'd be interested in seeing a post on.