AQUAPOL WORKING PRINCIPLE
To understand how the Aquapol system works, some basic understanding of certain physical phenomena is required. For easier understanding of the key concepts, the explanations in this section have been deliberately kept simple and the complex scientific terminology has been largely omitted.
Paper, sponge and brickwork have all something in common: they are porous, their structure consists of millions of thin, microscopic channels called capillaries.
Most building materials — including bricks, cement, sand, quartz, granite, sandstone, clay, glass etc. — are silicate based minerals, consisting mainly of silicon and oxygen. Due to their molecular structure they have a negative surface charge.
Water, commonly known as H2O, is a dipole (two-pole) molecule. One end of the water molecule is negative (the O side), while the other end is positive (H2side). This structural arrangement makes water molecules behave like tiny liquid magnets which can be easily influenced or moved by external fields.
Rising damp is water’s natural tendency to rise in the brickwork.
When in nature a building material comes in contact with water a specific interaction will take place between them at the contact surface. The negative wall surface will attract the positive end of the water molecules (H2) which will make water rise inside the capillaries.
This is called capillary attraction and it is the main driver behind rising damp. The attraction force decreases with the distance from the capillary wall, which will result in a curved surface of the water column (also known as meniscus) inside the capillary.
THE AQUAPOL EFFECT
In addition to being in motion, every atom in the universe is also in vibration. Because hydrogen is the most abundant element in the solar system — about 75% of it — a general “background” hydrogen vibration is available everywhere.
The Aquapol device captures this natural H2 vibration, amplifies it and projects it back onto the surrounding walls. This will make the H2 atoms on the contact surface vibrate harder and harder (resonance) until they break away from the wall surface.
The attraction forces will thus change to repulsion, the negative wall surface will now repell the oxygen atoms from the water. In lack of attraction water will gradually flow back into the ground and the masonry will become dry.
The Aquapol system will not affect the hydrogen atoms from the bulk water and has no adverse effect on the human organism.
RECAPPING THE KEY CONCEPTS
- Building materials have a negative surface charge.
- Water molecules have 2 poles, a positive and a negative one, and they behave like tiny liquid magnets.
- When water interacts with a building material, an attraction will take place on the contact surface1,
this is the capillary attraction.
- The Aquapol system amplifies the hydrogen atoms’ natural background vibration2.
- This vibration will make the hydrogen atoms on the contact surface resonate till they break away from the wall, resulting in the nullification of the capillary forces. Without the capillary attraction water can’t rise and will gradually flow back into the ground.