AquaMate® is an innovation in water and soil treatment that keeps irrigation lines clean and free flowing, improves water use efficiency, enhances the microbial health of soils, and supports optimum plant growth, through improving nutrient and water uptake. It is totally safe to handle, store and for plants.
Blocked irrigation drippers are caused by bacterial biofilm/slime that create a growing crossed-linked matrix which acts like a filter or glue. This traps/sticks a quick build up of minerals - (iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium), algae and fertilisers. It causes crops being under or over watered - poor water use efficiency and loss of production.
With such diverse range of soils, water penetration and dispersion can be greatly affected. Irrigation water channeling or lack of vertical & lateral distribution or excessive runoff creates poor water use efficiency, nutrients not been delivered to where they need to be all resulting in lost production.
In the past there have only been dangerous chemicals as options to manage irrigation blockages from biofilm/slime & mineral build up. These chemical are often dangerous, corrosive to systems and detrimental to soil& plant health. While poor water penetration & distribution was just accepted as a soil type issue.
Is a Patented liquid organocatalyst and non-ionic surfactant innovation that has a systemic affect for farmers irrigation systems of cleaning, improved water penetration & distribution in soils for greater water use efficiency & overall health improvement of soil and crop production.
This video shows the process on how AquaMate® cleans irrigation systems and the secondary benefits gained by its mode of action.
A Systemic water treatment process of irrigation systems leads to a non-toxic, high dissolved oxygen(DO), odour free, clean irrigation lines, and water entering soil or potting medium. AquaMate® is totally safe for staff and reduces cleaning and maintenance, reduces potential disease accumulation and extends the life span of irrigation systems and hydroponic mediums such as rockwool .
AquaMate® initiates a catalytic breakdown of the bio-films/slime (polysaccharide links), and as a result of this remove the glue and therefore any ability for minerals - iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium, fertilisers and or dirt to form or build up in irrigation lines, filters or drippers.
The organic catalysis mechanism aided by a unique microbubble feature converts biofilm/slime into a soluble liquid for rapid microbe consumption. Whilst not an oxidizing agent, the microbubble’s transfer available oxygen to biological and chemical oxidation processes.
AquaMate® has the ability to facilitate a more aerobic, and therefore healthy microbial environment in soils and ecology of plants, through the reactions of the organocatalyst innovation of increasing the dissolved oxygen (DO) of water.
AquaMate® is delivered at very high dilutions through any type of irrigation system, including hydroponics, drip and sprinkler irrigation lines, pivots and laterals. Is non-corrosive, non hazardous, & Non-toxic
Every batch of AquaMate® is quality assured with HACCP & Bio-Organic Seal of Safety approved offering the highest bio-aquatic safety. A new model for green chemistry that improves the ecological health of irrigation farms & ecosystems.
Applied at high dilutions, AquaMate® creates an economic, sustainable cleaning system. Generally 1-2 applications at 3ppm and leaving over night and then flushing, generally removes bio-films/slime. This creates an environment where iron, calcium or other minerals, dirt or fertilisers cannot stick in lines. Maintenance applications at varying frequency or a lower percentage of irrigation's at 3ppm will prevent the biofilm from returning.
Having blocked lines and drippers, costs you yield and poor water use efficiency. By creating a systemic water treatment process with AquaMate®, you will keep filters, main lines, drip lines & drippers free flowing, increase your water’s dissolved oxygen, improve water penetration & distribution, reduce runoff which all ensure maximum water use efficiency.
Aerobic soils are able to optimize the solubility of nutrients within the soil, improve microbial activity so that they are released and absorbed by the roots in a more efficient manner. This ability produces greater root growth, and an ability to enhance fertiliser uptake, as nutrients are more efficiently transported by the plants. AquaMate® offers these aerobic soils, microbial health, creates a new ecological model for the irrigation & soil/medium conditions that provide maximum yield & quality potential.
AquaMate® is applied at 3ppm or 0.003 millilitre per litre
Depending on your irrigation system, depends on the application process. A simple dosing pump based on the water flow is the easiest and simplest way to apply AquaMate®. It can be injected directly to your main line or if flow is too high, then a bleed off system can be installed. We would suggest the DDE | Grundfos or dosing pump or if no power, a Mixrite system. Contact your local irrigation store.
AquaMate® is completely safe to people, plants, root systems, & propagation systems is non-toxic, non-corrosive and will not harm environment, animals or aquatic life.
Organocatalyst’s, though they may perform a similar role to enzymes, they are not limited by environmental conditions as enzymes are (pH, DO, EC & Temperature). Organocatalyst’s are created through a Patented fermentation process of select plant materials with the addition of non-ionic surfactants.
No, AquaMate® does not sterilise, it removes biofilm.
No. Applying more than the 3ppm is just wasting money as it will not do a better job. As once the water is saturated, it cannot be saturated anymore. In some crops consistent rates well above the recommended application rates can actually increase water uptake too much and cause quality issues to fruit. They key is to apply at consistently the right rate based on the flow of water for the set determined period.
Organocatalyst’s: 90% 900 g/L
Non-ionic& Organic Surfactant: 10% 100 g/L
Irrigation water - mainlines, filters, drip, sprinklers, pivots, laterals
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4L, (4 x 4L Box), 20L & 1000L