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Comparing acids on iron, nutrients, Calcium and more

We are proud to announce the release of two new videos that demonstrate characteristics of WaterSOLV™ Curative acid in comparison to sulfuric acid with regards to the solubilization of calcium, steel corrosion and the solubilization of iron and calcium. These are stunning videos we created after revealing these conditions in our ongoing research.


October 2023

HCT, LLC – Scottsdale, AZ


“We do a lot of lab work, and stumbled upon this by accident, a lot like our investigation in the analytical test methods of soils we’ve redeveloped. We decided to reproduce what we observed and it led us to making and publishing the videos.

For those who know the significance of available iron and calcium in crop production, the analytical methods we promote for total soil composition which revealed just how much of both are accumulated in soils, a total game changer by WaterSOLV Solutions liberating accumulated nutrients in soils for plant uptake, while also improving pore space and reducing soils bulk density.


WaterSOLV Solutions cumulative effect of getting the plant everything it needs, when it needs it, while also reducing the soluble sodium percentage, all leads to our dealers customers experiences with vast increases in crop vitality and production” - HCT, LLC Principal Todd Eden

In the following video, we see a corrosion comparison, and the difference between WaterSOLV™ Curative and 93% sulfuric acid in beakers with mild steel coupons and sea shells. The results show why scale is such a common and pervasive problem using traditional practices, and why WaterSOLV™ is the solution.


Dissolve Scale Not Steel

UC Davis Research; "The evaporative salts of strong acids do not redissolve by the use of strong acids". In other words, when water is acidified with sulfurous acids, as water evaporates, the minerals (and nutrients) concentrate, nucleate and form crystals. As time goes on, these crystals become more like quartz, cement, and infiltration of water and nutrients become challenging. Water demand increases, as does runoff, because we aren't getting water down with available nutrition, the vegetation vitality suffers due to stress from unavailable hydration and nutrition.


Expenses increase as well. Additionally, the Sulfur left behind from the use of sulfurous acids, as well as the unwanted nitrogen from the urea, with certain levels of bacteria in the water, feeds sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB), also known as black layer. SRB is anaerobic, does not require oxygen, grows exponentially and the rate of growth, to a degree, doubles every 15 minutes with elevated temperatures. SRB release hydrogen sulfide gas which is toxic to plants, and iron reducing bacteria, when threatened, produces polysaccharide which repels everything - water, nutrition, even strong acids.


SRB, also known as black layer, is toxic and expensive to consistently battle with expensive fungicides, aerification, sanding and favorable bacteria. Maintain an aerobic soil profile and win the war of vitality, efficiency and optimum yields. Read more on our blog.


Sulfuric vs WaterSOLV™: Calcium, Fertilizer and Available Nutrition

WaterSOLV™ makes sulfuric and all the headaches that come with it a thing of the past. This is how WaterSOLV™ Curative changes some boundaries of agronomy: infiltration, available hydration and nutrition.


Evaporative salts do not redissolve by the use of strong acids. When water is acidified with sulfurous acids, as it evaporates, the minerals (and nutrients) concentrate, nucleate, and form crystals. As time goes on, these crystals become more like cement and infiltration of water and nutrients become challenging. Water demand increases, plant vitality suffers due to stress from unavailable hydration and nutrition and expenses increase as well. That's how we know that conventional practices are simply not sustainable.


While water and vegetation issues are universal their causes are complex and specific. That's why we created our own soil and water testing matrix to create custom prescriptions for our customers that are aimed at solving the source of problems, and reducing the need not only for wetting agents, sulfuric acid, gypsum and manual aerification, but reducing the need for our chemistry as well. Most of our long term users are on maintenance programs using just 1-6 ppm of a custom percentage of each product injected directly into their irrigation system.


From turf to wells to agriculture, WaterSOLV™ is challenging conventional water and soil treatment practices and solving problems previously thought to be manageable at best.


HCT's purpose and privilege is providing sustainable and cost effective solutions to the chronic problems that plague soil health in the world of water and agronomy. We consistently reduce water demand 15% and increase crop yields 18% and more. When you treat water ‘well’ with WaterSOLV you increase efficiency, decrease costs, increase yield, improve pore space and add oxygen chemically. We can show you how to restore soil infiltration and soil operability just by treating your water and for substantially less than you're spending now.







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