Treatment of Salt Water for Irrigation by Magnetization Integrated with Forced Vortex
Recent studies have indicated that it is possible to obtain many positive effects on the properties of irrigation water when exposed to a magnetic field at specific intensities and time. In this research, the impact of applying the magnetic treatment with an intensity of 3000Gauss merged with vortex on irrigation water was studied. The study was conducted at the laboratories of the Iraqi Ministry of Science and Technology to evaluate the effects of the vortex magnetic system on salt water on the germination of barley crop. The seeds were planted in pots with clay loam soil. Salt water was used after treated with the magnetic and vortex techniques separately and by using both techniques together. Three discharges were used, these are 0.25, 1.0, and 4.0 l/min. Three replications were conducted for each treatment and discharge. The results of field experiments of barley crop for the three treatments were compared with the experiments with untreated water, control. The results showed that the effect of vortex and magnetic system provide positive effects on germination rate. The highest percentage of increase was 60% at the lowest discharge compared to untreated water. Moreover, the treatment with both vortex and the magnetic positively impacted the stem height and root length. The highest percentage of increase was 69.23% in stem height and 75% in the root length as compared to the control.