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Subject: descaling water magnetically

Posted by A. Khachaturian
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: No school given.
City: St. Albans State/Province: Herts
Country: UK
Area of science: Physics
Could you explain how water can be descaled in hard water areas by applying 
a strong magnetic field around water pipes?  What is the mechanism that 
modifies Ca molecules so that they do not attach themselves to the pipes?

Re: descaling water magnetically

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