Plasma Enhanced Irrigation Water
To fully understand the signiﬁcant value of what plasma enhanced irrigation water brings to the planet we must understand how nitrogen oxides are formed in nature and in chemical plants where they are produced by man. Atmospheric nitrogen (N2) is for the most part useless to plants as a nutrient. In order for nitrogen to be assimilated by plants it must ﬁrst go through a chemical transformation process with the end goal being the production of nitrate (NO3). Nitrate is the single most important nutrient required by all plants. Without nitrate our world would be nothing more than a barren rock ﬂoating in space.
Atmospheric lightning, which is also plasma, has since the beginning of time provided nearly all the necessary nitrate the earth needs to ensure healthy plant growth. During a thunder storm lightning discharges convert atmospheric oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) into oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and then into nitric acid (HNO3) which in tern produces nitrate. Nitrate produced in thunder storms is carried to the soil by the falling rain, once in the soil the nitrate is quickly assimilated by plants.
The NitroPonics® Water Treatment Technology is designed and manufactured by GreenPath Industries. This unique technology is able to reproduce atmospheric lightning on a micro scale. The NitroPonics®system employs the use of a high voltage plasma discharge in the presence of air and water to produce “plasma enhanced water”.
Is NitroPonics® water really better than traditional synthesized nitrogen fertilizers?
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could make plants grow bigger and faster by simply running to the local hardware store and pick up a bag fertilizer, take it home and apply it to the soil. Unfortunately, as with all man made things fertilizer must be applied following speciﬁc manufacturer’s guidelines. While modern day synthetic fertilizers do enhance the growth of plants it can come at a cost, overzealous farmers and home owners seeking to improve and or accelerate the growth of their crops, ornamentals or grass can irrevocably produce great harm not only to their target plants but also to the local environment. Nitrates found in synthetic fertilizers come in the form of salts. Nitrate salts are non-organic chemical compounds where the nitrate has been ﬁxed to other compounds such as ammonium (NH4), sodium (Na), potassium (K) and others. The value of the nitrate salt compound is that it provides a relatively dense and stable means to store, transport and deliver valuable nitrogen compounds to the target crop.
SO, WHY ARE WE BETTER?
- NitroPonics® water contains the ideal amount of nitrates but without the salt compounds.
- NitroPonics® water can be liberally applied to most plants to support advanced vegetative growth. NitroPonics™ water is typically produced with nitrate concentrations of 500-650 ppm.
- Because nitrous and nitric acids are produced in the process the Nitro-Ponics® water typically has a PH of 3.5 to 5.0, the PH can be raised to a more suitable level by simply diluting the water with untreated irrigation water.
Because NitroPonics® water contains no nitrate salts, plants are able to take up nearly 100% of the nitrate within hours of watering. When tested with numerous plant species, NitroPonics® water has provided farmers with uninhibited and extreme growth rates not seen in any other product. Because the nitrate is delivered in a non-salt form the plants don’t have to rely on soil bacteria to convert salt compounds into useable nitrate.