Explanatory video Study 2 - Impact on microbiological communities in drinking water
Explainer video for study 2 from 2022: "Investigation of the effect of sustainable magnetic treatment on microbiological communities in drinking water".
Summary of scientific results and download study:
Water is not only H2O when it is obtained as groundwater or spring water.
Water also contains a number of microorganisms whose natural habitat is the cool water. Drinking water from the tap is by no means germ-free, but is full of bacteria.
To be precise, one glass of water contains around ten million bacteria.
Sounds scary, but it's not a bad thing as long as it's the "good" ones.
If there are not enough "good" bacteria, the "bad" bacteria have more nutrients and take over. The water tilts, becomes undrinkable and can only be reused by adding chemicals.
A team of scientists from 6 European universities has now tested whether magnetic water treatment has the potential for management of drinking water biostability and is suitable as a sustainable, chemical-free alternative to current treatment methods.
The experimental trial was to fill 48 beakers with drinking water, half of which were then exposed to weak magnetic fields at high magnetic fluctuations using a water core magnet.
Samples were taken from each beaker at regular time intervals and under sterile conditions, and the number of microbial cells in each sample was determined by flow cytometry.
The effects of the magnetic field applied by the GRANDER Energy Rod Double is beneficial in maintaining the biostability of drinking water and the number of desirable, naturally occurring bacteria in the water increased and a kind of pro-biotic effect is established in the water.
This verified study confirms:
The Grander Energy Rod Double water core magnet has great potential as an alternative tool for microbial management of drinking water supply chains and for biological stabilization of drinking water.
The following scientific statements are hereby considered proven:
1. "It is scientifically proven that the GRANDER Energy Rod Double positively affects naturally occurring bacteria in water."
2. "Through the GRANDER Energy Rod Double, a kind of pro-biotic effect is established in the water."
3. "It has been shown that the GRANDER Energy Rod Double increases the number of desirable naturally occurring bacteria in the water."
4. "The authors see great potential in the GRANDER Energy Rod Double water core magnet as an alternative tool for microbial management of drinking water supply chains and for biological stabilization of drinking water."
Investigating the effect of sustained magnet treatment on microbial communities in drinking water.
Received May 13, 2022, accepted June 5, 2022, available online June 12, 2022, version of record June 16, 2022.
a Wetsus, European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
b Institute for Soil Physics and Rural Water Management, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
c Department of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, , Austria
d Diagnostic and Research Institute for Hygiene, Microbiology and Environmental Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
e University of Applied Sciences Carinthia, Biomedicine, Klagenfurt, Austria
f Optical Sciences Group, Faculty of Science and Technology (TNW), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
g Coherent Water Systems, United Kingdom
h GRANDER / IPF GmbH, Water Core Magnet (WCM /Type DZKL) , Austria