Aqutonix - Water Efficiency Enhancement
MISSION: We are a water efficiency enhancement company on a mission to reduce the strain on the world's food and water resources. Our main product line, Aqutonix, has shown to increase water absorption in plants, reducing waste and increasing productivity.
SCIENCE: Aqutonix takes advantage of the natural properties of water, which when exposed to a high-voltage electric field, break down from water molecule clusters to single molecules, which are then more easily absorbed through the plants’ cell walls. This increase in water efficiency and absorption increases the photosynthetic efficiency of the plants which is how they are able to grow stronger.
BENEFITS: By using Aqutonix, farms can decrease their water usage, decrease their reliance on expensive and harmful chemical pesticides and fertilizers, while increasing growth and quality, which means an increase in growers income. Additionally, by increasing water efficiency and nutrient uptake, growers can reduce water wastage and the harmful effects and costs of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
INSTALLATION: Aqutonix was designed with ease of use in mind, so it is as “plug and play” as can be. The installation should not take more than one hour, and as long as there is a power source, you simply need to turn the machine on during irrigation.
TRUST: So far, more than 100 farms have benefited from using Aqutonix worldwide. Each of these farms has increased crop yields and quality, leading to higher profits for our customers. The benefits of Aqutonix are even recognized by the South Korean government's Ministry of Agriculture who even provides subsidies to local farmers to adopt this technology. Additionally, Aqutonix has received top prizes in prestigious technology competitions globally, such as Slush, K-Global Silicon Valley, and the Startup World Cup.
Primary Beneifts of Aqutonix
How Does It Work?
Understanding the effects of high-voltage electric fields on water
The effects of water declusterization are scientifically proven. Institutes around the world, including Baylor University in Texas in 1996, have demonstrated the efficiency of magnetic fields changing the properties of water. Through both in-house and in collaboration with universities, it has been found that high-voltage electric fields provide the same benefits in a more practical and cost-effective way than existing magnetic-field solutions. This is the core technology inside Aqutonix, and as such the measurable effects studied in magnetic water treatment are analogous to electric field treatment.
Aqutonix affects the structure of the water by modifying the water nucleus, leading to an increase in the number of crystallization centers and an alteration of the free gas content. Both of these properties are the sign of a better water quality. Aqutonix treated water “can be used for saving irrigation water” as the water productivity (measured by kg of fresh or dry produce per kL of water used) is higher in the treated water.
Furthermore, treated water improves crop yield and crop growth: “Irrigation with [treated water] modulates several parameters that are associated with the crop yield: growth characteristics, potassium, GA3, kinetin, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll a & b and carotenoids), photosynthetic activity and translocation efficiency of photo-assimilates.”; as well as the germination of seeds: “treatment before sowing increases the number of pods per plant and decreased plant losses per unit area.”
The soil gets its share of enhancement as well, as treated water effects three main functions in the soil, such as the “removal of excess soluble salts, lowering pH values of soil layers, and dissolving slightly soluble components such as phosphates carbonates and sulfates”. Researchers have also seen an increase in the water absorption in soil as well as better penetration of fertilizers in the soil.
The last property of treated water – the blocking of toxic agents – paired with the fact that no adverse nor harmful consequences have been found using Aqutonix treated water, give it an eco-friendly edge over traditional agricultural solutions to increase crop yield, positioning it as a promising solution to greener agriculture.
Previous integrations of magnetically treated water have been done invasively and non-invasively but finding a system that suits existing irrigation systems has been a challenge until now. Aqutonix is a practical solution which fits all existing irrigation systems easily.
Science behind Aqutonix
Aqutonix uses water efficiency enhancement to promote the natural growth process of plants more efficiently by breaking down water molecule clusters the same way the cell membrane protein Aquaporin does in order to absorb and transport water. Since Aqutonix completes this process for the plant, the plant then is able to absorb water more efficiently, and utilize more energy for photosynthesis, the process necessary to grow or produce fruits.
Plants’ Natural Water Absorption Process
A membrane protein called Aquaporin, which was discovered by Peter Agre of John Hopkins University and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003, is solely responsible for absorbing and transporting water from a plant's roots.
Aquaporin absorbs water at the molecular level and due to the hydrogen bond of water molecules, Aquaporin cannot absorb water while it is in a molecular cluster. Instead, it can only absorb the water molecules one by one.
As Professor Peter Agre puts it, "In bulk solution, the water molecules are close together and hydrogen bonding occurs. This allows free movement of protons hopping between the molecules. In the extracellular vestibule of the hourglass and in the intracellular vestibule, water exists in bulk solution. But the center of the aquaporin has a 20-Å trim span where water transits the pore in single file. The narrowest diameter of the pores is 2.8 Å—just big enough for a single water molecule. A fixed positive charge on the adjacent arginine side chain will repel protons. The water molecules then are spaced within the pore at intervals so that hydrogen bonding cannot occur between them. A second barrier exists in the center of the pore, where an isolated water molecule will transiently form hydrogen bonds to the side chains of two highly conserved asparagines residues. This provides a very interesting mechanism—one that allows water to move with no resistance."
Water Efficiency Enhancement Formula
"Increase in growth and yield"
Our product maximizes the efficacy of your water supply through productive, sustainable, and simple innovation.
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Our lab-tested results showed an increase in crop yield of up to 43%
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