SCIENCE of HYDROSMART
MECHANISM AND SCOPE
In practical terms, Hydrosmart is most often used to remediate …
- Salinity, brackish borewater
- Scale and mineral buildup
- Iron rich water
- Poor soil, poor plant growth
- Struggling livestock
This is achieved by increasing the dissolution (dissolving) of charged compounds in the water, or more technically “the hydration state of solutes”. Further detail on hydration is introduced in info box.
Specific case studies and trials on applications (1) through (5) are available.
In the cases of applications (1) through (3), the enhanced dissolution of minerals and salts has predictable effects for remediation of common hard water problems. For instance, limescale (chemical symbol CaCO3) is a salt of calcium (Ca2+) and carbonate (CO32-) and is removed gradually from pipes and emitters after installing the unit, to the point where the infrastructure becomes serviceable again. This outcome is assisted by Hydrosmart’s action of converting carbonate to bicarbonate.
Before-and-after comparisons are graphic, reflected in testimonials from farmers and miners, to homeowners and local councils, as well as every kind of business in between. Salinity is remediated by several processes, including the favouring of new calcium associations over sodium associations.
In the cases of application: (4) successfully growing plants in poor soils; and application (5), hard-water livestock issues; enhanced dissolution of solutes increases the bioavailability of nutrients that are already present, whether in the soil or in the rumen, leading to the improved growth outcomes for plants and livestock alike. If soils are so poor that fertilisers need to be added, Hydrosmart improves the bioavailability of those fertilisers.
Dissolution or “hydration” of nutrients is a necessary precursor to their absorption by living organisms.
To state it simply, while nutrients in the soil, water and rumen are naturally at a certain level of bioavailability, Hydrosmart increases the bioavailability further, through enhanced dissolution.
Through extensive R&D, Hydrosmart has: pioneered these findings, established the mechanisms, and widened the uses of the technology from simply (2), to now also (1) through (5).
From large corporates specialising in mineral issues, to individual homeowners, and every size of operation in between, Hydrosmart units are available for every pipe size.