Bacteria and/or algae that passes through the water conditioner’s ring of ferrites becomes charged by the Hydropath Marine signal. This charge forms a hydration layer of pure water around the cell. Osmosis forces water into the bacteria and/or algae, creating osmotic pressure, which ruptures the cell membrane and causes the cell to die.
In addition to eradication via osmosis, the Hydropath Marine signal interferes with the bacteria and/or algae cell membrane which causes it to perish. As the Hydropath Marine signal passes along a metal pipe, it disrupts the bacteria and/or algae clinging to the rough inner surface, gradually releasing the biofoul over time.
Bacteria and algae management
A bacterium passing through the Hydropath Marine system becomes charged.
Water molecules are attracted to the charged bacterium thus creating a wetting layer of pure water.
Osmosis draws the pure water into the bacterium.
The osmotic pressure built inside the bacterium causes it to burst and die.
Bacteria and algae attach to pipe and equipment surfaces and form a layer known as biofilm. Over time, the Hydropath Marine signal causes the release of biofilm by agitating the colonies. Released biofilm is flushed or filtered out of the system.