Drip irrigation employs lines and drippers along crop rows to slowly and consistently water plants. Before the water can travel through the tubes, it needs to be filtered and decontaminated. Filtration removes most suspended particles while decontamination typically requires chlorine or hydrogen peroxide to kill microorganisms.
While filtration is a proven and effective means of removing sediments and suspended particles from irrigation water, bio-decontamination proves a challenge, when chemicals are applied into the water feeding the plants people eat and also involves the costs of time, human effort and chemical storage.
Onvector has created a hands-free, chemical-free solution to destroy microorganisms in irrigation water. Onvector’s technology kills microorganisms through plasma (ionized gas like lightning) rather than strictly chemical treatment. By shock-treating the water with continual bursts inside a venturi, the microorganisms are killed before the water reaches the soil. Rather than irrigating plants that people consume with water containing chlorine and hydrogen peroxide, Onvector’s physics-based system cleans water through innovative electrification. Onvector’s superior chemical-free process saves time, labor, storage and money.