EMPLOYMENT OF MAGNETIC WATER TREATMENT IN CONSTRUCTION

Abstract

Magnetic treatment (MT) is one of the interested techniques that have been widely used in various aspects of life due to its positive effectiveness on the properties of water when utilized. Construction sector received great attention by researchers in order to employ magnetic water (MW) in the production of various building materials especially cement-based materials. This is due to the role of water is involved directly in the hydration process of the cement as well as curing process. The effectiveness of using MW came from the influence of magnetic field (MF) on physical properties of water molecular such as surface tension. Break down in the size of water clusters, therefore, is occurred which increases the activity of water molecular to penetrate the cement particle easily to involve in the hydration process. Various parameters may affect the magnetization process such as time, strength of MF and speed of water through the MF. In the current paper, the impact of using MW in the production of various construction and building materials that based on cement is addressed to clarify the actual need in adopting such an attractive technology to magnetize the water to be used in mixing and curing cement-based materials to construct sustainable concrete structures in construction sites.