Around 2500 years ago Japanese villagers used to keep their drinking water in a vase made in the style of “straw-rope spiral patterned pottery” or, in the language of Japanese archaeologists, a “Jyomon-Doki”. This was a natural practice for the Japanese villagers, but no one knew why the water in these vases made from clay from a certain area of Japan stayed fresh for much longer than vases made from ordinary clay.
Pondering why the clay pots were so effective in improving water, a gentleman called Mr Mori found a piece of a “Jyomon-Doki” vase in the Natural History Museum, working with scientists in the food health fields and using his expertise of ceramics, 25 years later, after many a trial and error at firing and glazing the clay, they found the ideal method to get significant results on water quality and the basis of ceramic water treatment was born.
At this time our current chairman visited the manufacturer in Nagano, Japan. He was taken to a Japanese temple as part of his visit and was amazed by the sight of a large Koi lake. The water was crystal clear and he could see the brightly coloured Koi right across the lake. When he asked why the water was so clear the manufacturer replied it is filtered with Waki Misu (Spring water in Japanese), in fact, these were one form of ceramic ‘beds’ made up of small spheres. Our chairman bought back various types of ceramic spheres to the UK and from this it was found variations of the ceramic were able to target and improve certain conditions which affect our water.
Aquatiere’s Ceramet™ is a unique blend of differing ceramics combined to target a wider spectrum of problems for water quality improvement. Ceramet radiates with far infrared energy, meaning anything in close contact with ceramet can benefit from its effects, rather like rays from the sun. The Ceramics in ceramet have been tested and shown to reduce chlorine and sulphate in water making drinks purer and better tasting, and that plants fed with treated water grow stronger with less need for fertilisers and pesticides.
Our unique blend also controls against bacterial growth, removes trace heavy metals, mineral balances the water and moves the water pH towards the alkaline side of the scale for anti-oxidant, alkaline water.
Calcite and magnesium particles form crystals by phase-change (vaporisation/temperature increase/heating).
The crystals tend to release their surface tension energy by adhering to a surface (pipes and heating equipment). Ceramet™ ceramic spheres generate an electrical field of 0.06 milliamps. This small electrical current effects water which contains calcium ions and carbonate ions (an electrolytic solution). The current which surrounds the ceramet sphere attracts the carbonate ions and causes them to store this additional polarization energy which changes the crystal structure to an open lattice (known as Aragonite which does not form hard scale).
Scale prevention by ceramic balls
Hideo Kawarada and Olivier Pironneau Hal.sorbonne-university July 1990
Effect of Dissolved Oxygen and Immersion Time on the Corrosion Behaviour of Mild Steel in Bicarbonate/Chloride Solution Sep 2016 Geoffrey Will and Jenifer McCloud
Ceramet™ activated ceramics:
The 2 above elements are important when it comes to corrosion. The most important is the level of DO. Dissolved Oxygen is an electron acceptor that causes corrosion in metals. When DO is reduced and pH is balanced closer to neutral, a passive oxide natural film is formed on the metal surface. This film effectively stops further corrosion occurring.