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  1. Introducing Molecular Nanotechnology
  2. Basics of Molecular Nanotechnology
  3. Molecular Nanotechnology Applied to Water Conditioning
  4. The Future of Melstream Industries Molecular Nanotechnology

Introducing Molecular Nanotechnology

Melstream Industries introduces molecular nanotechnology to the water treatment industry. By incorporating nanotechnology in the production of water conditioning media, Melstream Industries is producing a line of medias that are multi functional and extremely efficient.

Molecular nanotechnology is designed to replace conventional media and allow domestic, commercial, industrial and public water treatment companies to create more efficient, lower cost and environmentally friendly treatment systems. 

Basics of Molecular Nanotechnology

Ordered structures of atoms lead to the production of certain materials. This basic structure is also known as a template.

Example: Black graphite and clear diamonds are both carbon. The only difference is the atomic structure of the carbon atoms.

It is possible to create a template in such a way that it creates a desired product. The basic template consisting of only a few atoms is two-dimensional. The final product is three-dimensional.

This molecular nanotechnology is not to be confused with chemical reactions where new chemical bonds are created, or the redox process which uses up.

Melstream Industries’ molecular nanotechnology engineered medias are not self-sacrificing and do not add or take anything from the water.

Molecular Nanotechnology Applied to Water Conditioning

Melstream Industries is able to create a certain atom structure (template), which leads to the creation of crystals.

The first successful molecular nanotechnology developed media by Melstream Industries is RS-S.

The RS-S media has a nano surface with ordered atoms creating a template. With a contact time of less than 3 seconds calcium crystals are formed from the dissolved calcium. The result is 100% scale prevention.

The second product is the ISF 92 media for the removal of iron up to 35 ppm. Also on this media the surface includes atoms ordered in a special way, creating a catalytic effect.

The dissolved iron is transformed into a solid, which can then easily be trapped in a filter bed.

For the removal of arsenic Melstream uses adsorption medias consisting of ferro hydroxide or titanium. Arsenic appears in parts per billion, this amount is so small that an adsorption media is better suited.

The Future of Melstream Industries Molecular Nanotechnology

The principle of this technology opens exciting horizons of possibilities in water treatment. Melstream Industries has successfully applied molecular nanotechnology to calcium as well as iron. We are currently running tests on several other water contaminants. But these are only a small fraction of the range of applications of this technology.

Melstream Industries has completed its first successful tests in the field of oceanic salt-water desalination. Here too, templates are created consisting of atoms placed in certain angles, mainly right angles. These templates must be more attractive to the salt than staying in its solution in water. All chemical compounds strive to loose energy (on an atomic scale). Salt acts in the same way. The salt releases its energy not in the volume of the water, but on the surface of the template. This creates the first layer of the crystal. The next layer is created by the release of energy of the previous one and so on. This cycle ends when the energy needed to create the next layer is larger than the energy created by the last one. The resulting salt crystals are large enough to be filtered out of the water.

Without a doubt, molecular nanotechnology is the future of the water industry. Melstream Industries is the company with the most experience and know-how in this water treatment area.

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