Effect of Irrigation with Magnetized Water on Infiltration and Soil Salinity

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Water Engineering Department, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University

2 PhD student of Irrigation and Drainage, College of Agriculture, Water Engineering Department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.


Infiltration plays an effective role in  hydrologic cycle, regional ecology, run-off rate, soil erosion and degradation, solute transport, and groundwater pollution (Hillel, 1998). Water infiltration is strongly dependent on soil structure, and thus, the limitation of water infiltration is related to poor soil structure (Conolly, 1998). Magnetic water can be obtained by letting water pass through a permanent magnet or electromagnet, which is installed in or on a feeder pipeline (Herzog et al., 1989). Magnetized water has been studied by many researchers (Srivastava et al. 1976; Carbonell et al., 2002; and Mostafazadeh-Fard et al., 2012).
The objective of the present research was to investigate effect of irrigation with magnetized water on infiltration and  soil salinity in comparison with non-magnetized water in three different soil textures.


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