Frequently Asked Questions
What is mercury and what are its effects?
Elemental, or metallic, mercury is the shiny, silver-gray metal found in thermometers, barometers, thermostats and other electrical switches. It exists in nature and is mined to facilitate gold removal from the ore that contains it.
Mercury gets into the food chain when it leeches
into water body and converts to methyl mercury through bacterial action. The zoo and phytoplankton feed on the bacteria and the young fish feed on the plankton. In turn, the larger fish feed on the younger fish and the methyl mercury travels up the food chain. Mercury is accumulative in the fat and muscle tissue of the fish and the larger and older the fish the more mercury in its system.
Does organic mercury cause disease?
Ingested mercury affects the neurological system of any organism, causing cancer, brain tumors, autism in humans, mental retardation and auto-immune disorders. When contaminants become trapped in the fatty acids of the human body, a person’s natural defenses against intrusive bacteria, viruses and cancers are diminished.
What is primary water?
Primary water is formed inside the earth where pressure forces steam upward through deep faults and fractures, condensing as it gets closer to the surface.
What is natural water?
Natural water is surface water that is formed in the atmosphere as rain, snow, etc.
What are aquifers?
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, silt, or clay) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well.
How important are microbial technologies?
We understand that bacteria and other micro-organisms are the basis for life on this planet. They have been cleaning up the environment for millennia and will continue to do so. By using technology and nature together it will provide a clean and friendly process. These diverse, organic, microbial products help improve our surroundings and provide for a healthy planet. We know that by working with nature instead of against it we can eliminate toxics from our living and working areas and re-claim land and water taken out of production due to minerals and pollutants.
What is desalinization?
Proper desalination will filter, soften and disinfect brackish and seawater resources to produce water that meets the WHO regulations on surface water treatment and safe drinking water. As the demand for water increases, desalination will become more prominent for coastal communities wanting to use seawater, or inland communities can reclaim brackish water and make it safe for drinking. Desalination can also be used to restore soils that have been contaminated by salts and other minerals.