THOSE IN THE KNOW, SAY…
Approximately four years ago, we purchased six in-line PTH Water improvers supplied by the sole importer, Pierre Massyn. We were looking for a water treatment product which was chemical-free, unbreakable and required virtually no maintenance. The water we use is extremely hard, with high levels of calcium and magnesium, and at the Grain Research Institute at the University Potchefstroom we not only pride ourselves on our scientific research, but we simply cannot afford downtime on our equipment which sometimes fails due to breakages and damage caused by lime-scale (“kalk”). We installed these devices to protect our water walls and humid mattresses in our hothouses. Since we installed the PTH devices, our equipment has remained completely scale-free. It also saved us considerable amounts of money we would have had to spend on materials and shut-downs for maintenance. In addition, it saves us unnecessary expenditure on electricity, as 1 mm of scale equates to a rise of 10% in electricity consumption. On Monday, 6 December 2010, we opened up our wet walls for their regular annual inspection. The results tell the story: Of the six wet walls which were protected by PTH, all six were 100% scale free. They were clean. The other two wet walls which were not protected by PTH were seriously fouled up and badly affected by the lime scale in the water. These eight wet walls all use the same water source. One can therefore say that under these controlled scientific conditions (some wet walls protected by PTH, others not, using the same water supply) PTH preformed admirably. We are more than pleased with these devices and can recommend them as a product of true quality. Any prospective PTH buyer is welcome to call me at 084 714 2203. Wayne Coertzen, Chief Technician, Grain Research Institute: University of Potchefstroom
Nadat ons die PTH toestel begin gerbuik het, kon ons die die brak water in Reheboth, Namibië vir die eerste keer drink, wat nie die geval was voor die installering van die toestel nie. Die toests wat ek gedoen het, was om die water wat direk uit die boorgat kom, te vergelyk met die water wat deur die toestel gevloei het. JY KON DUIDELIK DIE VERSKIL IN DIE WATER BESPEUR. Elk is baie beindruk sal beslis die toestel aanbeveel vir plaasboere met baie kalk in hul water. Shirley Gertse
” I live in Bellville, Cape Town South Africa and use well-point water. In 1996, I purchased a PTH Water Conditioner from Pierre Massyn, the sole importer of these products which originates in Israel. I had several problems which I wanted to address: The water contains iron, which causes rust when it oxidizes. It also contains excessively high levels of calcium, sodium, chlorides and magnesium making it unpleasant for domestic use and almost impossible to apply on one’s garden. On top of these problems, the water was smelly. It was characterized by the typical “rotten egg” smell indicative of high levels of sulphur. I chose the PTH product because it eliminates the use of chemicals. I run a printing business and was looking for a product, which is hassle-free and doesn’t need constant attention. I installed the PTH in-line after a well I have on my property. I can honestly say that this product fulfilled all my expectations. The water is clearer with much less iron evident in the water. Brown marks which previously stained my walls are gone and the walls remain clean. The water is much softer in my house. The soap lathers much better and I save on shampoos and detergents. I also apply PTH treated water on my garden and it flourishes! Remarkable, the PTH even got rid of the bad smells! The cherry on the top was that I enjoy my jacuzzi so much more, since I also use the same PTH treated water for this bubble bath. Since I experienced all these phenomena first-hand, I can say that the PTH device is indeed a multi-purpose invention. I have now had my PTH for nearly 16 years. In all these years I have had NO RUNNING expenses with this remarkable product. All I do every six months is to clean the core. It is a pleasure to testify about a quality product which really works. It is no wonder PTH is used in nearly 50 countries. I have recommended this device to my friends and neighbours, including Pim Lentz. You are welcome to call me about this PTH product anytime. Sincerely. Kevin Kreutch. Owner of a PTH Water Conditioner since 1996.
“… irrigation water produced in the PTH system (was) so pure, it helped leach water soluble contaminants and salts from the soil, thus improving the soil and enhancing growing conditions” The Land (Australia), 29 November 1996.
“I am very proud of my garden and the PTH plays an important role in making brack water more acceptable to sensitive cultivars such as Fresias” Mr Parker Kriel, past Deputy Mayor, Darling, Western Cape. (Letter translated from Afrikaans)
“I cannot use any other water except PTH treated water on my flowers or vegetable garden. My St Joseph’s lilies grow beautifully with the PTH, in spite of the brack water. My beans and gem squash also flourish and yield above average crops.” – Mrs Babs du Plessis, Klein Kiesenbosh, Malmesbury, Swartland. (Letter translated from Afrikaans)
“…the brack water was literally killing my plants ..until in desperation I installed a PTH unit. The results were astonishing. My garden was saved. I irrigate PTH conditioned water everywhere in my garden, which bears Rhubarb, Bougainvilleas and lawn grass.” Mr Piet Pretorius, Old Mutual, Beaufort West . (Letter translated from Afrikaans)
” …aangepakte kalklae op die besproeiingstelsel is binne dae opgebreek en uitgewas en die spilpunte is weer silwerskoon en so goed soos nuut. Sensitiewe gewasse word verbou onder hierdie stelsel…” Mr Nico Malan, Manager Rein Farming, Gouritsmond, Albertinia.
“ Graag wil ons u verseker van die bydrae van die ontkalker wat ons by u aangekoop het. Veral die bydrae tot suiwering van ons waterpype….minder vuil (is) in die pompe te bespeur. Roes wat soms in die water voorgekom het is minder. Die water is in die algemeen baie beter. Ons bedank u …vir u goeie diens…” Sister FJ Nefischer, RC Mission, Matjieskloof. (Father Wim at the Mission also reported a vast improvement in his sunflower and tomato crops, despite the brack water.)
Mr L Schultz of Ladismith writes: ” Ek het die 25 mm PTH toestel aan die einde van Julie (1999) ontvang, dit geïnstalleer en reeds ‘n lusernlandjie met die PTH behandelde brakwater besproei. Die lusern groei pragtig!”
Mrs Ina Esterhuyse of Aurora in the Sandveld(an area plagued by extraordinary brack water) lists several remarkable phenomena in her letter dated 30 July 1999: 1) “Francois (her husband) het kareebome gekweek van steggies en die is nou drie jaar oud en die een langs die kraan (met PTH water) reik nou al naby die geut van die hoë pakstoor langsaan. So ook groei ‘n olienhoutboompie wat in 1998 langs die kraan geplant is besonder geil. 2) Frans het ‘n drupstelsel aangelê by elke olyfboom. Ek wens jy kan die verskil sien tussen die aangeplante bome en die wat nog in sakkies wag om uitgeplant te plant! 3) Ek sien die mense in Aurora se struike het almal sulke grys kolle op die blare waar hulle dit natspuit. Dit word veroorsaak deru die braksoute in die water. By ons is daar geen spoor van kolle op gespuite blare nie. 4) Jy moet sien hoe groei my kruieboerdery – met min aandag!” 5) Lampies (Elektries) se skape en sy familie geniet nog hulle lekker water uit hul PTH. Sy lusern groei baie welig. Die water op sy plasie, so 10 km suid van Velddrif op die Weskuspad (die R27) is glo selfs vir skape ondrinkbaar. Hulle loop weg van hul drinkbak na die drinkplek waar die PTH geïnstalleer is…”
We at Conti Industries pride ourselves in supplying quality products into the market at all times (manufacturers of vacuum cleaners and kettles). We purchased one of the above products to help us keep or moulding department and also our moulds in good running order. Over 14 months we have relied on very expensive chemicals to do this for us and the cost was astronomical. Ever since we have installed the PTH Water improver we had no need to treat the water in our cooling tower or to clean our water channels in our moulds. I can say with confidence that the PTH water Improver works for us, and it is maintenance free, and no more expensive chemicals. Colin Williams, Buyer for CONTI SA
We were for some time without success looking for a suitable system to combat scale deposits and similar forms of fouling in the Sanlam Properties building complex, until, in October 1997, we applied the Israeli PTH device at one of the cooling towers. The results were amazing: whereas al the other cooling towers were fouled up, the system serviced by the PTH was kept clean and lime free, and there was no deposit – without chemicals! Because the PTH works so well for us, we now plan to protect all Sanlam’s cooling towers with the PTH device. The PTH saves the user thousands of Rands annually on unnecessary expenses wasted on chemicals, while the cooling towers’s operational cycle is infinitely extended, and there are no losses as a result as result of downtime and in-productivity . The device is easily installed on the water supply line. The PTH does not use chemicals or electricity and is practically maintenance free. I am at liberty to recommend the PTH system for cooling tower driven air conditioning systems. CP Boer, Maintenance Manager
At Koogans Plastics in Lenasia, South Africa, we believe in creating high-quality plastic products; and we pride ourselves in offering the best service to our clients. That’s why we don’t take chances when it comes to water treatment. Our chillers form a critical component to our water treatment plant. We manufacture plastic bags and containers of all description and for every possible application. We cannot afford to lose time on water treatment works, or money on costly man-hours, materials or equipment. That’s why we opted for the in-line Israeli PTH catalytic water converter. We have hard bore-hole water, and we have discovered that conventional resin operated water softeners do not work at all, therefore we have discarded the system, altogether and run our plant ONLY on the chemical-free Israeli PTH device. We started with two PTH units, and we can categorically testify that this is the best way to treat our chiller water. The PTH units, which treat the chiller water are installed in a circulation loop and save us thousands annually on expensive chemicals while there is absolutely no ongoing expense since nothing in the PTH needs to be replaced. The maintenance is also negligible. Our chillers stay absolutely clean and no fouling, either through scaling or rust build-up takes place, in fact PTH cleans up already affected areas. We have just purchased a new chiller, and we are not prepared to risk such an expensive piece of equipment on untreated water. This is why we have now ordered our third PTH unit. We have complete faith in this product since we know it works and are proud to be associated with the environmentally friendly PTH water improver. We can recommend the Israeli PTH to any user of cooling towers, boilers or chillers, or any concern in the plastics mouldings industry. It is indeed a world class product. We would not have used it if it wasn’t, since at Koogans we only use the best. M Shiraz, Managing Director
To the doubting Thomasses I just want to say the change in our water here at Die Kelders is so obvious that my children no longer bring bottled water with when they come to visit, and this per se speaks for itself. The change after we had the device installed, resulted in our glases to shine, the washing remains white and the kettle does not foul up as badly as before. If this doesn’t convince the people, they should follow the English proverb: “the proof of the pudding is in the eating!” and try for themselves. L. Daneel, Old Mutual. Gansbaai
I wasn’t very pleased with my husband when he bought this PTH descaler and water softener as I thought it would be the biggest waste of precious money, as each of us have to count our pennies these days. So it came to pass that we received our PTH, and believe me, I was extremely negative regarding this matter. I told my husband this is the biggest scam I’ve ever come across; if this thing works, I’ll eat my hat. You will appreciate my skepticism if I explain that we live in an area with terrible lime soil. Three of South Africa’s biggest cement factories are in our vicinity, I e Holcim Cement, PPC cement as well as Blue Circle Cement. I experienced a huge surprise two just days later. I own a fully automatic washing machine. Whereas I normally add 500 ml washing powder in my washing machine only to no foam, I entered the laundry….and there was foam everywhere. It was quite a struggle to get rid of all this foam. With the next washing load I added 250 ml washing powder and once again was a case of foam everywhere. I am now down to only 125 ml washing powder per load and yet I have to rinse the washing twice. Taps, which have barely been dripping for the past three years, are running more freely after a week, and run quite fast in spite of a very weak water pressure. Within three days, my brand new kettle was so scaled up that it was impossible to boil water – now my cattle remains free of scaling and I have no more trouble or financial expenditure to clean it. I took samples of the water directly from the borehole, as well as water, which has passed through the PTH device, and one can clearly distinguish the difference, including the difference in taste, between the two. The PTH treated water is considerably more clear; and the taste is unbeatable. Pierre, I am convinced this acquisition of my husband’s was undoubtedly worthwhile. Through this “scam” you made quite a bit of money out of us, but I believe on the long term, we will save even more money on electricity, washing powders etc. Thank you very, very, much for such a wonderful product, and may you grow from strength to strength with the sales. Mariaan Hendriks
A few months ago you installed a PTH Watersoftener for us. I just want to tell you that it has brought about a huge improvement in the scale quality of the water. The water is now drinkable and my electrical equipment foul up much less. Thank you very much. Deonora de Jong
The firm where I am employed Marlin Granite, uses cooling towers in various applications. In the past, we experienced tremendous problems with cooling towers scaling up as a result of water with a high lime content.I can truly testify that the PTH system has solved all our scaling problems.We event went as far as installing a PTH unit on cooling towers which were already badly polluted, and I can confirm that the PTH has dissolved even the existing scale deposits. The cooling tower is now completely clean – and remains clean, in spite of the extremely hard, scaling water being used. In the past, we had to clean equipment with chemicals, which we don’t have to do any more, since the installation of the PTH systems. By using this, we effect enormous savings in time and cost, which used to be a huge problem in the past. Die problem has now been solved permanently!I can recommend the PTH as an exceptionally good product to any cooling tower consumer. The PTH was worth its price over and over and the devices rapidly paid for themselves through the savings they brought about.We have already been using five units during the past two and half years, and will definitely install more PTH’s in the future, to protect our equipment. We thank you for your excellent product and good service. Chris Van der Westhuizen
Hereby I wish to recommend the Israeli PTH water conditioner to the public for medical reasons. The ionization of the mineral salts in present the water through the release of electrons by the alloy catalyst makes the water (1) better and (2) safer for human consumption. These electrically charged anions and cat-ions may be of value in cases of auto-immune diseases such as eczema, rheumatism, diabetes, abdominal symptoms etc. It will also help with the absorption of minerals in the digestive tract. Dr. W. Bouwer
The PTH system that you have supplied us with is working well and is doing all that you promised it would. With the Progressive Governance Summit held mid February 2006 at Didimala Game Lodge with President Thabo Mbeki, Minister Tony Blair and Nelson Mandela amongst other dignitaries and other Heads of States; we were required to call the Regional Health Inspectors to ensure that the water did not have toxins in it and that the ph Levels were satisfactory. The inspectors were so impressed with the water results that they said our water is of the purest form. We have not had any complaints of our water and do not foresee any in the near future. Jaco Steyn, General Manager, Didimala Game Lodge
South Bakels (Pty) Limited are producers and suppliers of a wide range of pre-prepared ingredients in the baking and confectionery industry. During the second half of 1997, South Bakels (Pty) Ltd installed three chemical free Israeli PTH Catalytic Converters or water conditioners to protect the company’s water cylinders and plants against fouling, at various installations. (The units were purchased in Cape Town from Water Softening RSA, sole importers of the Israeli PTH device.) Three two inch PTH devices were installed at our Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and Ciskei plants. The PTH units installed all performed extremely well in all three instances, and the following is a general report: As part of the syrup blending process, water is heated to 80 ^C in stainless steel warm water cylinders. It is critical that these cylinders are protected against fouling, either as a result of rust or scale forming. Moreover, South Bakels cannot afford to use chemical water treatment, as we place a very high emphasis on quality and healthy products. The PTH unit fulfills this vital criterion, since it is chemical free and completely environmentally friendly. Before installation, special heat resistance elements were rendered completely useless as a result of scale. After the PTH units were installed on a hot water bypass, the scale build-up in the cylinders were broken up and started disintegrating as the scale was diminished. The brown water was drained off and the inside of the cylinders shot blasted. The cylinders were completely clean and scale-free! The PTH unit now came into its own by KEEPING the cylinders totally clean. In addition, the PTH keeps the emulsion blending scale in the pre-mixing process completely foul-free. The water is now shiny, whereas it was previously brown! Chemicals, crystals and magnets all failed, but the PTH device has succeeded. It is our opinion that the PTH unit is an excellent product and successfully replaces chemicals. We can vouch that it can most certainly be used for plants, cooling towers, blending scales or boilers. It hardly requires any maintenance and there is absolutely no further expenditure. Neels Smith. Engineering and Safety.
At Polyoak Packaging Namibia, we specialize in the manufacturing and supply, low cost high volume, quality disposable, recyclable plastic containers for Dairy, Water, Wine, Juices, Edible Oil and Chemical Industries. So we do not take a risk in using chemical treatment on our water system. As with most plastic manufacturers, an effective chiller plant is essential to the manufacturing process in order to cool the moulds in which the molten plastic is formed to finally produce the plastic container. Therefore we can not afford to have any delays due to bad cooling, not only because of the down time and waste that gets produced, but also the risk of poor quality product that may be produced due to inadequate cooling. When we moved into our new premises in July 2006 we installed our second hand chillers which were badly scaled up, due to the very hard water that is found here in Windhoek. We struggled for months trying to get rid of the scale build up by using harsh chemicals, but this in turn caused corrosion on our machines piping, thus causing rust and turning the water red. We had to regularly purge our system in order to get rid of most of the chemicals and rust in the water and replace this with hard Windhoek water again. This was an on going expense of trying different chemicals and every time purging the system and loosing valuable water in order to get a good balance. We were approached early in 2007 by one of our clients with the PTH water improver idea, which seemed to be the answer to our problem and it had worked well for his business. We soon after installed the units as per manufacturer’s specifications and in the first month we could already see a change in the colour of our water, it started turning from a red back into a clear colour. We have had these PTH water improvers in for almost 2 years, and our water is still clear with no traces of rust build up. The old calcium scale on the cooling towers has become powdery and is easily cleaned away. We no longer need to purge our system and this adds to a huge saving.PTH units are practically maintenance free, environmentally safe and extremely easy to install. We have saved on chemicals, acids, shutdowns; water and manpower.PTH units do not use electricity and are very safe. D. Dalton. Factory Manager. Polyoak Packaging, Namibia.
I would just like to inform you about the excellent results I had with your PTH de-ioniser that I installed on a 6 Kw water distillation apparatus. This device is operation 24 hours per day and boils away 8 litres of water per hour. This normally requires de-scaling every 6 months involving acids and lots of labour. After running a new stainless steel distillation apparatus trouble free for a whole year – 24 hours per day fitted with a PTH de-ioniser, I expected a major de-scaling operation. On inspection, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the boiler tank and elements were virtually scale free. I can definitely run for another year. Your de-ioniser definitely allowed more salt to be flushed out by the boiler’s flushing system. Your device saved me a lot of man-hours. Frank Peiser, Dept of Medical Biochemistry, Tygerberg.