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Environmental Treatment Concepts (ETC) discusses recent investigations into demonstrating how their ScaleWatcher Enigma (SWE) product does change the condition of water.

Since first introducing SWE in 1989, ETC has searched for a method of measuring or demonstrating its ability to change the condition of water.

Many chemical tests have never detected a change in treated water, with the exception of a tiny increase in CO2, found by Portsmouth Water and Portsmouth University.

ETC has always considered the theory of operation to be that varying frequencies applied by the technology caused the precipitation of calcium, which was borne out by the CO2 increase, post treatment and observations from treated systems in the field.

However, due to a long-term association with the Hull University Department for Chemistry in Industry, managed by Ian Dobson, evidence has been produced to support this theory.

Taking a sample of soft calcium deposits from the bottom of one of the MoD accommodation block calorifiers being treated and observing it with an SEM (scanning electron microscope), clearly showed a large difference between untreated water’s precipitated calcium and calcium crystals formed within treated water.

Commenting on the resulting photographs, Dobson said: ‘This is the first time I have seen visible evidence that Scalewatcher Enigma has made a change to water.

‘What you have in your treated-water images is fine rod-like crystals that have formed in ‘free space’ – not at surfaces as ordinary limescale does.’ He added: ‘So instead of forming on surfaces it has formed in the bulk of the water and will be mobile in a flowing system.’

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