Drip Irrigation Water Treatment by CH2O, Inc. Awarded Patent

Share Article

The water treatment company's new invention maintains free-flowing water in low-flow irrigation networks.

News Image
The patented water treatment method by CH2O, Inc. eliminates [traditional irrigation methods] defects and encourages adequate water and nutrient flow to the crops.

Low-flow irrigation networks have become more in demand as agriculturalists have been working toward sustainability and saving water. The major disadvantage with these types of systems is that they are inclined to plugging. CH2O, Inc.'s Chairman, Carl E. Iverson, has invented a water treatment method which promotes water flow in low-flow irrigation networks, and it has been issued United States Patent Number RE45,550 E. Fish & Richardson P.C. provided legal assistance during the patent issuing process.

In an effort to conserve water, farmers and horticulturists are utilizing new irrigation methods. Drip irrigation or low volume irrigation can help reduce water consumption (for example, up to 70%) compared to traditional irrigation systems. Other benefits are reductions in fertilizer needs and increases in crop yield. The downside to using the new systems is that the small emitters may become plugged due to biological growth and crystallization of water's naturally occurring minerals. Once plugged, the water flow is restricted or completely obstructed. The patented water treatment method by CH2O, Inc. eliminates these defects and encourages adequate water and nutrient flow to the crops.

One of CH2O, Inc.'s clients, Westerlay Orchids, has experienced great results while using the patented method. The flower grower and owner of the orchid supply company, Toine Overgaag, attests to the water treatment method's ability to help reduce waterborne pathogens and bacteria: “The process is like a vaccine for my plants.” Since the Food Safety Modernization Act was recently issued, which requires agricultural water to be acceptable and pure for its use, the decrease of E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella in irrigation water is a rising concern.

For more information on this topic, please contact Crystal Lees at (360) 943-6063, or clees(at)ch2o(dot)com.

About CHշO, Inc.:

With over 35 years experience, CH2O, Inc.'s team of engineers and chemists continue to develop innovative products for water treatment, food processing, agricultural and cleaning industries. Located in Olympia, Washington, the water treatment company delivers products compliant with ISO 9001:2008 quality standards. In addition, CH2O has recently achieved ISO 22,000:2005 certification and manufactures in accordance with strict food safety protocol requirements. CH2O delivers its products and services throughout the United States and worldwide. To view more products and methods created by the company, visit http://www.ch2o.com/.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Crystal Lees
CH2O, Inc.
+1 360-943-6063
Email >
Visit website