“…There are observed salinity reductions in the soils where trials have taken place…”
“I will emphasise that there is no difference in EC from input water to output water from a Care-Free Water Conditioner. What we have found out at ANSTO by undertaking a range of tests on the device, in relation to particle size analysis, in the colloidal fraction, is that the distribution of the particle size of colloids is reduced significantly. That is, there is an increase in the portion of particles at the lower colloidal size once saline water has passed through the device.
By reducing the size of particles, the device influences the impact of the saline water, which has stayed in the same EC, and allows the salts, or should I say the ions which also vary in ionic radii, to pass downward through the soils below the root zone. Hence, why there are observed salinity reductions in the soils where trials have taken place. The irrigated water has had particle size reduction take place allowing the ions to pass quicker through the soils and not get caught up in the root zone for plants.”
Dr John Bradd Hydrogeologist – ANSTO ASAN – National Co-ordinator
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Care-Free lowers salinity at Golf Club by 66%.
|Soil Analysis - Wagga Wagga Golf Club||Control||Care-Free||Reduction|
|Sodium - mg/l||290||167||42%|
|Chloride - mg/l||650||220||66%|
|Elec. Cond. - µS/cm||2620||1170||55%|
Care-Free rids irrigation farmer of salt water problem
Lucerne crop thrives in 5,600mg/l salt water and returns farmer a whopping 280% every year on investment
|Lucerne crop thrives in 5,600mg/l salt water|
Soil salinity lowered by 89%…
|For several years these paddocks had been irrigated with bore water with a TDS of 1,300mg/l and salinity in the soil was gradually increasing.|
After irrigating for only one season with Care-Free Conditioners the Chloride in the soil was reduced by 89% and the Sodium by 53%.
A CF150 and CF100 were manifold together to deliver 4,400 and 2,200 lit/min respectively (9.5 meg/day).
|Soil Analysis - Soil salinity lowered by 89%...||Before||After||Reduction|
|pH (1:5 Water)||7.1||7.3|
|Sodium - meq/100g||1.3||0.6||53%|
|Chloride - mg/kg||220||24||89%|
|Elec. Cond. - uS/cm||230||70||69%|
Laboratory tests confirm Care-Free conditioned water penetrates soils 84% faster
A water percolation test was conducted by Analytic and Biological Laboratories Inc over a time period of 48 hours involving placing two identical tubes some 25mm into the same soil and filling them with water – one with Care-Free conditioned water and the other with untreated water from the same source.
The test confirmed a change in the character of the Care-Free conditioned water which allowed it to penetrate the soil 84% faster than the unconditioned water.