How it works
How does the Amfa System work?
The reason why lime can accumulate and take hold is that the responsible minerals calcium and magnesium combine to form lime crystals. This process is prevented by the Amfa4000® anti-scaling system. The Amfa4000® distinguishes itself from other brands by years of research, the correctly balanced arrangement of the magnets in relation to each other and the combination with Swiss technology.
The Amfa4000® makes use of durable and advanced technology, realising a strong field in a compact housing. This creates a powerful and small device that can be mounted in small spaces without difficult interventions in the pipes.
With an enormous force of 0.117 Tesla = 1170 Gauss, the fields ensure that calcium and magnesium do not crystallise and no hard calcium layer is formed. The Amfa4000® anti-scaling system does not remove these minerals from the water but suppresses the negative effects of calcium and magnesium so that they no longer precipitate. So the lime remains in the water but no longer adheres to your equipment and pipes. Because practice is somewhat different from the ideal situation, we can never prevent limescale problems 100%, but we can reduce them considerably.
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Existing water research shows that ordinary water has the tendency to enclose microscopic particles with a complex of loosely linked water molecules.
This complex of approximately 100 loosely linked water molecules ensures that in principle these micro-particles cannot be bound to the calcium that is dissolved in the water.
The result is that the calcium attaches itself to the inside of pipes and heating elements.
In order to dissolve this complex of water molecules, the Amfa4000® produces a frequency which causes disharmony in the internal frequency of the water molecule which in turn frees the micro-particle.
The freed micro-particle then becomes the natural nucleus for the calcium to attach to, creating typical round leaf-shaped crystals in the process.
To achieve this process whereby the micro-particles are freed from the H2O molecules, so that leaf-shaped and non-furring crystals can develop, the so-called FAK apparatus needs to meet some very specific requirements.
A magnetic field would need to be 100 million times stronger than usual for it to achieve the desired effect on the H2O molecules.
But scientific research by Prof. Klaus J. Kronenberg at Claremont University in California has shown that it is not so much the magnetic field itself, but the ratio between the degree of efficacy of several magnetic fields and the speed of the flow of the water as regards those fields, that are decisive for effectively treating calcium carbonate or limescale.
The graph shows that these values form a resonance curve. The strength of the fields, the distance between the fields and the flow speeds at metres per second, determine the process.
A lot of research has been carried out to find the correct field arrangements to achieve an operational effect. These configurations were patented in the USA in 1984.
The picture shows a frequency graph of a configuration of fields with an alternately reversed polarity.
Here follows a selection the published literature and science (evidence) about the phenomenon that has been known for more than 100 years:
Sources that support this principle include:
- Lundager Madsen, H.E., Influence of magnetic field on the precipitation of some inorganic salts. J.Chr.Growth, 152, (1995) 94‐100 (Source)
- Gabrielle, C et all, Magnetic water treatment for scale prevention, Wat.Res., 35, (2001) 3240‐3259 (Source)
- Botello‐Zubiate, M.E. et all, Influence of magnetic water treatment on the calcium carbonate formation and the electrochemical corrosion behavior of carbon steel., J.All.Comp 369, (2004) 265‐269 (Source)
- M e.a. On reduction in the surface tension of water duet o magnetic treatment, Coll.Surf.A 278 (2005) 252‐255 (Source)
- Kney,AD and S.A. Parsons, A spectrofotometer‐based study of magnetic water treatment: Assessment of ionic vs. surface mechanisms., Wat.Res., 40 (2006) 517‐524 (Source)
- Fathi,a. et all, Effect of a magnetic treatment on homogeneous and heterogeneous precipitation of calcium carbonate, Wat.Res., 40 (2006) 1941‐1950 (Source)
- Alimi, F et all, Influence of magnetic field on calcium carbonate precipitation, Desalination 206 (2007) 164‐168 (Source)