Activated Carbon Treatment vs. MAGNETIZER®
When coal is heated without oxygen, exposed to chemicals such as argon and nitrogen, and heated again in the presence of steam and oxygen, it gets “activated,” transforming into a pore structure with a significantly increased surface area. Half a teaspoon of activated carbon contains about 5,400 square feet of surface area, i.e., twice as much as an average American home!
Activated carbon can be utilized in a granular form placed in a filter bed and needs to be replaced periodically due to complete adsorption.
Adsorption occurs when atoms, ions, or molecules from a gas, liquid, or dissolved solid adhere to a surface.
Activated carbon contains an enormous surface area compared to its unit mass, allowing it to adsorb water contaminants—say, molecules of sulfur in some hard-water bodies—that tend to bind strongly to it. Contaminants adhere to the carbon granules’ surface (charcoal, ceramic or synthetic resin materials also can be used in filters) or become trapped in the tiny pores of the activated carbon.
Granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment is most common for consumer use, while some carbon filters may require special hazardous waste handling and disposal, which can be costly.
MAGNETIZER® technology can naturally reduce VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and repel the smell of sulfur, as reported by our customers living in hard-water areas who praised it after the purchase, saying they know our technology works, as they do not smell sulfur in their bathroom anymore. Apart from that essential anecdotal evidence, we base our recommendations on science and this SAR (sodium adsorption ratio) report.
These tests were conducted only on the fourth day of the MAGNETIZER’s installation in a water irrigation system in a country where water is scarce and valuable.
According to the ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Methodology, they were run by an independent lab.
A record reduction of the Sodium levels by MAGNETIZER®—in harsh environmental conditions—has been achieved by as much as … 90% (89.95% to be exact):
Standard Limits/Benchmark Parameter for Sodium – 500 (unit: Mg/L).
Before the Magnetizer Installation – 637.64
After the Magnetizer Installation – 64.1
They have shown a significant drop in SAR (Sodium Adsorption Ratio) and Potassium, and MAGNETIZER’s positive influence on saline irrigation water, which has qualified this otherwise wasteful water to be permissible by the authorities for irrigation.
We support and recommend filtering systems, as our technology works very well with them, making them more efficient due to lower water surface tension and the breaking up of particulates by the unipolar magnetic field and prolonging the regeneration cycle of carbon cartridges, which is good for the environment. Since Activated carbon is an excellent medium for growing bacteria, we recommend our technology due to its proven bactericidal effect. A consumer in Tokyo, Japan, where MAGNETIZER® sales have gone into tens of thousands, does not select it for softening reasons as water is soft. Still, she prefers it for its effectiveness against bacteria.
For activated carbon filters of a POE (point of- entry) type, use a MAGNETIZER “RWE-S” before a filter and optionally after it, especially in the case of the heightened water hardness. With POU (point-of-use) units, we recommend a “VITALIZER®” placed below the kitchen sink before entering a filter.