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IWONE 2007 - Presentation list with abstracts (Preliminary)
The below list is preliminary (not complete) and may be subject to change.

Alternative Water Flow

Earth’s Rotation Induces Vertical Ground Water Flow
Maria Engström & Bo Nordell

It is well established that the Coriolis Force deflects wind and water currents. However, its influence on groundwater flow is neglected. Earth’s rotation causes inertia circles in groundwater that create vortices ending up in different local pressure zones, similar to the high and low pressures in air. High pressure zones in groundwater induce, under certain conditions, a vertical flow up to the surface. This could be the missing link where hydrostatic pressure is not sufficient to explain springs in deserts, mountains and on islands in the sea. Here, simulations on the Coriolis force acting on groundwater flows are presented.

Seasonal Groundwater Turnover in the North and South of Sweden 
Maria Engström & Bo Nordell

    Nutrient leakage from agricultural areas in Sweden mainly occurs during the autumn in the south and during the spring in the north. The infiltration of nutrients also reaches greater depths in the south. An occurring “seasonal groundwater turnover” similar to that in lakes is the suggested mechanism. This thermal convection results from changing temperatures (densities). The 10oC groundwater in southern Sweden becomes denser as it is cooled from the surface in the autumn, while the corresponding convection in the North occurs during the spring. Performed simulations show how seasonal temperature variations, under certain conditions, initiate and drive thermal convection.

The relation between fluid flow and temperature gradients
David Jonsson, Sweden

    The author shows how a fluid stream around a vehicle can be optimized  with heating. Dissipative waves and turbulence can be prevented. Several experiments have been made by others showing reduced drag with heating in air although no definitive explanation have been given to why the air drag is reduced.
    The author shows a simple explanation based on century old knowledge in the field of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics within established laws of physics. The basic idea is to alter the flow with volumetric forces caused by temperature gradients.
    This perspective was originally applied to air, but can have applications to all media with positive proportionality between heating and volume expansion which means to water in some temperature domains. Cavitation could be avoided with this technique. Very strange effects would occur in water temperatures where the thermal
expansion coefficient is negative, between 0-4 degrees Celsius. In those regions one would actually have to cool water in order to shape its flow.

Rethinking the ecology and conservation of a riverine European priority habitat in the light of Schauberger’s approach to hydrology   
Wojciech Puchalski

    According to the EU Habitat Directive, the “water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation” (3260) comprise the only riverine European priority habitat containing permanent submerged vegetation communities. Additional benefits arising from the presence of healthy water crowfoot communities are e.g. increasing flow stability, reducing bed erosion and maintaining abundant fish communities highly valued for anglers. Their performance is strongly dependent on groundwater/surface water interactions, flow diversity within a river channel and functions of the whole catchment. Although this habitat is widely distributed through Western and Central Europe, and despite numerous ongoing river conservation and restoration projects and measures applied, its conservation status is often considered as unsatisfactory. These projects are mainly based on improving the water chemistry or bottom substrate in river channels and do not consider the most important issues of groundwater flow in forested and treeless catchments and floodplains. Particularly actual climate changes affect this habitat severely at its eastern distribution range. Starting from Schauberger’s views on whole catchment hydrology and flow structure within channels, it is possible to determine suitability of a particular river, to forecast the plant species and whole community performance and improve it with proper catchment and flow management. The Schauberger’s approach explains also some previously published and disputed results how management of alternating wooded and treeless zones within a floodplain, influencing temperature gradients and ground/surface water exchange, helps to improve stream biotic communities and reduce detrimental effects of acid pulses in river channels.

Halve the need of energy   
Jurgen Sass   

Experiments with planing boats at moderate speed shows that the power / weight relation can be reduced to 1/10 from 1/3, the normal case today.
This can be achieved by cambering the planing area in front of a transversal step or use a transversal hooked minitab to create high lift and low drag.
The hooked minitabs technique can also be used in hydro- and aerofoils.
These foils can be designed with a wedge section and a minitab at the trailing edge to create three interacting vortices. The positive intention it is to use the vortices instead of avoiding them.

News from PKS and from Schauberger- and Implosion-researchers in Austria
Jörg Schauberger, Austria

Overview about: Original Viktor Schauberger-devices that came back from the USA - now to be seen at PKS, Bad Ischl. Scientific research on Viktor Schauberger at Universities in Austria and Germany. Planned restoring of parts of the log-flume near Neuberg for scientific and  touristic purposes. River-engineering by Otmar Grober. "My" new book "Das Wesen des Wassers" (a compendium of the most important water-articles written by Viktor Schauberger).

The Warmonderhof Flowform experiments
Hans van Sluis, Netherlands

    Around 1977, a research project was initiated to test John Wilkes’ flowform method in a wastewater treatment setting. On the premises of the Warmonderhof Agricultural College near Tiel (Netherlands) a full scale pilot plant was built. A multi annual test program was executed from 1980-1985, comparing in separated circuits the influence of rhythmical flowform treatment with circulation over a straight step cascade. Each circuit included a series of three ponds, planted with submerged flora and macrophytes. Both chemical and biological parameters were monitored. The results revealed a trend towards generative plant development in the flowform circuit against more vegetative growth in the step cascade. Also, macrofauna was more motile and free swimming forms were predominant near the flowforms against attached species in the step system. After 1985, the installation has been augmented with a reed bed filter and it is operated and kept in good condition until now.

Overview of Virbela Flow form research
Nigel Wells   

Is rhythmical,  vortical flow in Flowforms a way to regenerate and enhance waters life supporting properties ? After all living organisms show rhythmical processes or they are dead. A brief report on the research by John Wilkes, ARCA and others of the Flow Design Research Group International based at Emerson College in the UK.
    Flowing water tends towards rhythmical flow patterns especially at harmonic flow speeds. Karman vortex streets are a beautiful expression of this. Flowform designers make use of this quality to create an oscillation in water flowing through vessels.
John has recently been experimenting with surrounding the Flowform cascade with geometrical forms. Other research and development projects are being carried out in many countries. Flowforms are used positivly in many connections eg with food preparation,  farming, horticulture, after treatment of turbine water etc.

Alternative Water Treatment

Generalization of Methods for Alternative Water Treatment Developed in Russian Speaking Countries    
Aliaksandr Alevanau

Due to appearance of commercially available means for alternative water treatment, it looks reasonable to consider background concepts for ones. In general, they are closely linked with experimental and conceptual heritage of Austrian naturalist Viktor Schauberger. However, recent experimental and theoretical achievements open new theoretical views and prospective application areas able to explain and develope his experience and concepts on the base of current knowledge. One of such theoretical views supported by experimental achievements for water treatment developed in Russian speaking countries is presented in this paper.

The Memory of Water   
Sven Bergvall   

I am a civiling. former Patent Agent and later Steiner School teacher. Nowadays retired and Swedish Representative for Grande Technology. I would like to talk about "The Memory of Water" and the researches made by Masaru Emoto and how that can apply to the Grander inventions. In connection therewith I would like to show a DVD of the Emoto investigations. If so I could extend my talk to the applications of Grander Technology in Industry.

Experiences with water vortex treatment   
Curt Hallberg   

    WatreCo (Water Treatment Corporation) have developed water treaters based on Viktor Schaubergers work since 2003. In this technology we utilize the effects of the vortex for various purposes. By treating the water with a vortex, ice for ice skating can be improved. Energy can also be saved as the ice laying process demands lesser energy if vortex treated water is used.
    Algae problems in ponds can be reduced or solved as the vortex process imitates the natural cleaning process found in rivers. As a side effect an economical aeration of the water is achieved.
    In the speech some applications will be presented together with the technical effects.

Synchronized water - Inducible natural qualities in water with profound effects on biology and environment   
Benny Johansson   

Synchronized water is built on a cluster model, where extended self-similar water clusters grow and aggregate into an auto-stabilizing network that expands to macroscopic proportions and affect the condition of any external water in a liquid or gaseous state. Several examples will be presented how synchronized water changes the outcome of ordinary physical and chemical parameters, e.g. temperature-structure properties, pH, conductivity, redox potential, surface tension, enzyme activity, stability of milk, protection against ionising and non-ionising electromagnetic radiation etc. Since water is the basic element of biological life, “sync” conditioning promotes water as a candidate of redistribution of emergent energy between biochemical solutes, thus reassembling functional activity of biological systems.

Alternative Water Treatment - Effects, Mechanisms and Perspectives on Water Quality   
Lasse Johansson   

This presentation gives a wide survey on what alternative water treatment is, and gives examples of different kinds of alternative water treatment devices, e.g. vortexers, indirect water treatment and magnetic water treatment. Reported physical, chemical, biological and general ecological effects on water are discussed extensively.
   In the same way an overview of alternative measurement methods, such as Kirlian photography of water and different kinds of crystallisation images, and their potential as quality indicators is given. The natural variation and covariation of these properties is discussed.
   Some experiments with effects on these properties in water treated with alternative water treatment devices are presented. The results indicate an effect on the oxygen uptake kinetics of water.
   The relation to research on memory effects in water is covered - including magnetic treatment of hard water, effects of electromagnetic water treatment, the question of the existence of nanobubbles in water and the relation to hydrophobic interactions, together with research on homeopathic dilution and healer treated water.
   This leads to somewhat new views on water and water treatment, and the consequences for what we mean with water quality are discussed.

Research on non-conventional water treatment
Cees Kamp, Netherlands

Over the past decades, the market for new water treatment methods has grown considerable. These new methods often use principles that cannot (yet) be explained by traditional science. This contradiction i.e. a growing market vs. unexplained phenomena forms the basis for a PhD research project titled non-conventional water treatment.

Clinical experience of Markov's Fito-Cocktails application   
Valery Lapitzki   

Application of different kinds of Bio-Information Modulation on water macro-molecules becomes common practice now in area of alternative medicine. Results of clinical application for Bio-Information Modulators and processed by them Fito-Cocktails developed by Professor G.A. Markov are presented in this paper.

Effects of energized water by the example of Grander-Technology - general theoretical considerations on possible mechanisms of action in living systems, and possible analytical approaches   
Bernhard Pollner

Effects of energized Water in industrial applications, collection of microbiological effects, effects on humans and plants. (The effects on plants could be depicted in more details using some existing theses.) Short comparison between Schauberger and Grander, explanation of the principle of a Grander-Device.
    The water model of Emilio del Giudice: coherent domains, possible relevance for the RedOx-balance in living systems, short insight into the work of Cyril Smith, the notions of K. Meyl: water´s relevance to neutrinos and free energy and its possible implications to living systems, EM-Fields and Water and Biology: Benveniste, Gariaev; Biophotonics: Relevance of EM-Signals for regulation and communication -- connection with water (also RedOx-System, V. Voeikov).
    Water as possible determinator for resonance-conditions (DNA, Mitochondria) - implications for function and regulation (including of / regarding to notions / data of Biophotonics, K. Mey., H. Kremer, G. Rein...).
    Technical vs. natural analytical approaches; a technical means to measure frequencies / resonances in water, short portrayal of (molecular-)biological and functional (EAV-like, HRV, plant-assays) methods to verify the effect of information (in water,... ) on living systems.

Monitoring the effects of Agnihotra and modern alternative water treatment devices on growth, structure and ecological performance of aquatic biota   
Wojciech Puchalski   

Addition of Agnihotra ash, obtained according to a strictly performed Vedic ritual, greatly improve the structure and diversity of algal communities in microcosms, in relation to untreated microcosms and these with added ash from the same material burnt in a non-ritual manner. In the last case even typical features of hypertrophy were observed. The improvement by Agnihotra ash was evident as increasing share of edible algae and thus development of abundant and diverse zooplankton and meiofauna, and growth of bottom nitrogen-fixers, reducing initial nutrient imbalance. Elevated rates of nitrate and phosphate consumption by sediments were characteristic for systems treated with Agnihotra ash, as well as for treatments with modern devices - the Austrian AQUA VITA life, and two designed by the company Hotra (Warsaw): Quantum Exchanger and Zero-point Energy Stabilizer. A simple routine method for rapid estimation of relative nutrient consumption rates was designed and its suitability was tested for the assessment of effects made by various treatments. Also, increase of growth of Salvinia natans - a rare and protected aquatic fern species, and improvement of frog tadpole performance, which were observed as a result of some alternative treatments, prove their suitability for nature conservation programmes and for local counteraction of amphibian decline.

Chloride removal with vortex treatment 
Dan Reese   

Vortex Design & Consulting Services has developed a vortex-based water treatment system.  The system is intended to be used for reducing chlorides in waste water produced in the oil production process.
It can reduce the chlorides on-site - the cleaned water could be recycled for livestock and agriculture.
By spinning the water in a cylinder, and using the atomic weight of the minerals and by finding the frequency of the vortex we can match them and remove the targeted contaminants without the use of filters or chemicals. When the molecules are broken apart, contaminants are released for easy removal in our patented design. The spinning action causes the water molecules to break apart, thereby “structuring” the water.

Water Memory Induced by Electromagnetism
Udai Pratap Singh (with Amitabh Singh and Mandavi Singh)

The effect of electromagnetism on germination responses of some fungal spores created by 50-Hz-powerline-treated water was seen. Water samples were exposed to 24.8 (RMS) and 35.0 (Peak) uT and 36.2 (RMS) and 51.2 (peak) uT power line magnetic fields for 32 h and sampled at regular intervals of 4 h. Five hours after exposure, germination responses of different fungal spores were observed in treated water. The study revealed that exposure time- and magnetic field strength-dependent different water differentially inhibited the spore germinations of various fungi. The study further presents the evidence for stable changes produced in water structures by power line exposure.
   Similar experiments were conducted with extra low frequency microwave-treated water on fungal spore germination. Water samples were exposed to 2.71 GHz microwave at varying incident power density. Incident and absorbed power by water were determined using power sensor and meter. Germination  responses of different fungal spores taken from fresh cultures were studied in the microwave power-absorbed water samples. The study revealed differential germination responses with variation of the absorbed microwave power in water on different fungi. Results indicated that water has the capability to store microwave power alterations. Similar experiments were conducted with permanent magnet-induced water on fungal spore germination with similar results. Magnetically restructured water induces changes in rat brain also. Fifty-hertz power line-treated magnetically restructured water induced changes in rat brain. Triple distilled water samples were exposed to 36.2 RMS and (51.2 peak) uT power line magnetic fields for 48 h. This magnetized water sample was given to adult male rats of Charles-Foster strain for drinking ad libitum for a period of 30 days, at the end of which the rats were anaesthetized with ether and then fixed by perfusion with 10% neutral formalin. The brains were dissected out and further fixed in the same fixative. The corresponding control rats provided with unmagnetized triple-distilled water were similarly treated. On gross examination, no anomaly was observed in the treated group. On histological examination, marked spongiform changes leading to neuronal degeneration were observed in cerebral and hippocampal cortices. The study adds a further link in demonstrating that power line exposure induced stable changes in water structures and affect biomechanisms of tissue fluids.
Similar experiment was conducted with triple distilled water exposed to 50 Hz-power line electromagnetic field strength of 51.2 uT on rat kidney. Histological examination of treated kidney revealed marked spongiform changes leading to degeneration and compensatory proliferation of the glomerular tufts and degeneration of the living epithelia of the tubules. The so magnetized water also affects the hematological parameters in rats. All the above studies demonstrate that power line, extra low frequency microwaves and permanent magnet induce stable changes in water structure that affect5 differently in different biological systems.

Physical effects of potentiation of water
Johannes Widakovic  


Non-traditional alternative energy

Tornado generator
Christopher Gargula, Australia

A series of images of the authors experiments with a tornado generator.

Thermodynamic and electrical effects in vortexes   
Conrad Hopman   

It is possible to produce kinetic energy – hence electricity -  from ambient heat and pressure. In 1841, J Espy showed that cyclones must be latent heat driven. This is released when moisture condenses inside them.
   A single large cyclone releases many times more kinetic energy than is converted into electric power in all the power stations on the planet.
   Vortex thermodynamics is explained in terms of "toothpaste tube" working fluid parcels.
    Once this process has been understood, it becomes possible to produce kinetic energy and distilled water from ambient air – as Torricelli knew in the early 1600s. Similar considerations apply to the flow of electrons (Fermi-Dirac temperature) through suitably shaped conductors and Schauberger's whorl pipes.

A Mathematical model of turbulent physics   
Edmundas Jauniskis   

    Moldovan and Ukrainian scientists fave and soon Potapovs (J.S.Potapov, S.J.Potapov) and L.P.Fominsky published a book “The Energy of Rotation” . In the chapter 4 of this book we can find a conclusion that “the body will emit two joules of energy for every joule of energy used to rotate the body.” It is an experimental result of the work carried out by these scientists. The result was obtained after the thermal generator had been created, where the torsional movement was given to the water stream flowing through the tube. 
    This was confirmed by the new spatial mathematics, where 1 =(3) 1 + 1 or 1 =(3) 2.  The common planar mathematics fails to explain such energetic misbalance. This proves that the excess of energy can be  obtained using clear torsional technologies.
    In 2005 we performed  experiments  using Crook‘s radiometer. The most interesting thing is that the mill turns not only after the beams of light are directed perpendicularly to the wings, but also from below or from above, for example, when the light of the sun is directed from above or when the graph projector is used with the flow of light coming upwards from below.
    An experiment: when the wings are lighted by the polarized light from above, they fail to spin. Thus  we can assume that light has not only an undulatory and corpuscular, but also a torsional  nature, or only a torsion nature.

Building Joe Cell   
Kalle Kikas   

A group of New Energy enthusiasts began to build a Joe Cell in Tallinn , Estonia . The Joe Cell generator consists of coaxial stainless steel pipes, is filled up with electrically charged water, harnesses the energy via water and is capable to powers the car engine with no fuel line connected. The current results of building Joe Cell are presented on behalf of the Group at Experimenters Corner of the Workshop.

Alternative Energy Technology - The Evolution Tour
Robert A Patterson, United States (POSTER PRESENTATION) 

A multimedia presentation of the author's experiments with alternative energy technologies.

Reconstruction of Repulsine models
Klaus Rauber, German association of Implosion Research, Germany

    In 1995 the German association of implosion research was founded in Offenburg with the target to publish unknown originals of Viktor Schauberger in the Implosion magazine. In parallel we installed a working group in Zell a.H. which tried to reconstruct different types of the repulsine. By use of copper membranes manufactured in Austria based on the original press matrix we had been able to build models close to the original of 1945.
    First tests referred to the question if it would be possible to run those discs with such high speed as mentioned in the literature. We got stability problems beyond 7000 rpm and the discs had been deformed. Application of quartz and other ingredients listed in a few Schauberger letters brought new experiences in relation to speed-torque-characteristics but no appreciable breakthrough.
    The reconstruction of an older model based on a plan from 1942 showed some interesting temperature behaviour. During application of water dust we could measure a drop of temperature up to 9°C.
    Future research will deal with application of catalysts like quartz and silica gel based on historical tradition of engineer Halik, a narrow assistant of Viktor Schauberger.

Vortex interpreted at the light of Chaos and Irreversibility  
John Rius-Camps   

    The present study is, in some way, the continuation of my work presented in IWONE 2 four year ago. Here the main points are the Irreversibility of dynamical systems that causes the Chaotic behaviour in very known cases. The vortex activity in general, but mainly in fluids, like water and gases, is a paradigmatic example. Classical Dynamics  (CD)  cannot cope with those problems because of  its inherent reversibility.
    For instance the “Navier-Stokes” equations, based on Newtonian dynamics, are reversible and should be of little aid in the vortex research. The New Dynamics  (ND)  is  irreversible  when the particle mass  m  is not a constant:  m = m(t) ;  but is reversible  if   mo = constant.  Nevertheless, in both cases, the particle trajectory is different of the classical one. This fact is analyzed in this paper.
    Also, very simple mechanical  systems  that  show  an  irreversible and chaotic behaviour, creating and destroying angular momentum, are presented here.  The spherical pendulum  is a very well known mechanism, and is an example of  chaotic attractor.  The bullet traversing a crystal plate without crashing it, and the great efficacy of a hammer, are examples of  no constant mass in the ND frame.
    The galaxies form and classification may be an heuristic model of irreversibility, vortex, chaos and bifurcation.  The atmospheric dynamics follows also an irreversible and chaotic path.  Also it is well known the impossibility of weather prediction for more than one or two weeks.  It is impossible to repeat a single day, month, year, millenium, …;  unexpected  climatic changes can take place in a short time interval;  "climatic change" may be due to this fact,  apart of carbon dioxide.

The double screw flow shape. Patents, scientific investigations and an assessment of it’s contribution to cause the human chest cavity vacuum   
Matthias Ruile

    This lecture suggests a specific flow shape in the blood circulation causing the human chest cavity vacuum due to it’s suction effects. 
    Although the chest cavity vacuum was already utilized in 1904 by the surgeon Ferdinand Sauerbruch, it’s cause is unsettled till this day. 
    Firstly the presentation explains the function of the chest cavity vacuum to enable the respiration process. Furthermore, a particular flow shape evoking suction effects in moved media on specific conditions will be presented. This flow shape was described by Viktor Schauberger. It can be designated as double screw flow shape. It is evoked within liquids flowing in particular shaped pipes, vessels and vascular. Several respective patents will be shown. These patents aim at generating this particular flow shape in moved media (water, air) and use the evoked suction effects for technical purposes. Already available scientific measurements of the flow behavior of respective pipes and follow-up investigations will be summarized and assessed. Finally it will be reported about a “water oscillator” - a device using vortex effects to cause a pulsing of a jet of water. This device can be considered as a basic model of the effects in the Schauberger Kudu pipe. 
    The presentation outlines the fundamental principle of the double screw flow shape and it’s possible contribution in causing the human chest cavity vacuum.

About the general principles for the extraction of low potential energy of an environment

   Extraction low potential energy of an environment is one of strategic solutions of the power problem for mankind.
    In the present report the general working principles of devices for the extraction low potential energy are given. This process is implosion. These principles should clear up requirements to complete the converter of energy and the functional tasks of each of its elements.
    A review of known converters of low potential energy is made.


Coffee cycloid in swirling flow