Effects of Magnetized Water on the Accumulated Depth of Infiltration

  • Riyadh Zuhair Al Zubaidy, Prof. Dr. College of Engineering-University of Baghdad
  • Jinan Namaa Hamza, Ass. Prof. Dr. College of Engineering-University of Baghdad
  • Amna Sahib Hindal, MSc student College of Engineering-University of Baghdad
Keywords: magnetized water, infiltration, magnetizing device, water-soil relationship, magnate.

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the effects of magnetized water on accumulated infiltration depth. A test rig was designed and constructed for this purpose was installed at the water tests laboratory of the Department of Water Resources Engineering at the University of  aghdad. The investigation was carried out by using two types of soil, different flow velocities throughout magnetizing device and different configuration of magnets over and under the water passage of the magnetizing device. The soils that were used in the experiments are clayey and sandy soils.  Six different flow velocities throughout magnetizing device ranged between 0.29 to 1.19 cm/s and ten configurations of arranging the magnets over and under the water passage of the magnetizing device were used. The magnates are sintered neodymium-iron-boron type. Tests results obtained with magnetized water were compared with those of untreated water. Results showed that magnetizing water increases the accumulated infiltration depth for the two types of soil.  The highest increase in the accumulated infiltration depth is achieved under low flow velocity throughout the magnetizing device and with ten magnets. This highest increase for the clayey and sandy soils was 98.2% and 34.2%, respectively.
 

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Published
2017-02-28
How to Cite
Al Zubaidy, R., Hamza, J. and Hindal, A. (2017) “Effects of Magnetized Water on the Accumulated Depth of Infiltration”, Journal of Engineering, 23(3), pp. 94-106. Available at: http://joe.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/main/article/view/64 (Accessed: 22September2020).