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PATH Roadmap Applicability:
EODM technology provides a low-energy method of stopping moisture in the ground from entering a structure through sub-grade concrete and masonry structures. As a result, mold, mildew, radon, odors, allergies, and other indoor air quality problems can be reduced or eliminated, rendering the space more healthful, amenable to a broader range of building materials and suitable for a broader range of activities--actually reclaiming space which would be otherwise unusable. Neither a structure's size, nor its use, will limit the application of the technology.
The method has been tested and proven for 15 years in Europe, and offers numerous benefits:
The technology takes advantage of the natural physical and electrical properties of the earth, water, and masonry--together with low frequency radio waves--to impede the intrusion of ground moisture into masonry and to set up a virtual electronic shield around a building to keep moisture out. The system does not employ chemicals, and is minimally invasive. It generates energy levels far below those of a cellphone or cordless phone.
The patented system uses special antennae emitting modulated, timed, and varying radio waves of very low frequency (144 khz), to generate an electrical field across the masonry. As a result, the movement of the moisture through the capillaries of the porous masonry is reversed. This new process, referred to as "active electro-osmosis", stimulates the ions of the water molecules and reduces their adhesion to the capillaries in the walls. By the constant output of radio waves, the system provides for lasting dryness.
Application to PATH Roadmaps
EODM technology relates closely to the PATH program goals on quality, durability, energy efficiency, hazard mitigation, and environmental performance. These goals are captured in the roadmap ideas for Whole House and Building Process Redesign, as well as for Energy Efficiency in Existing Homes--particularly as it relates to mold abatement and mitigation.
Current Status of Technology
This technology was developed and perfected by the European inventor Hamatrol®. It has been tested and demonstrated by the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee Department of Mechanical Engineering and shown to be effective at controlling moisture and moisture-related problems. The Moisture Solutions EODM System is manufactured by Hamatrol® for Moisture Solutions LLC--an mSolve company, and the exclusive US/Canadian distributor for EODM. It has been tested and certified by TUV Rheinland--North America (an international testing body), and by INTERTEK Testing Services NA Inc.
Moisture Solutions, LLC
Content updated on 8/5/2004