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Cleaning up the chemicals we dump into water is a tough job but researchers at Markham lab in Ontario, Canada have come up with a solution. It is called: SOLAQUA.

Ali Amiri is the man who invented it around Feb. 1994. This step forward is a chemical substance which can quickly clean up water tainted with solvents, PCB's, gasoline components or other organic pollutants.

All that is needed is sunlight & Solaqua. So when ground or underground water has been badly contaminated with solvents of all kinds then Solaqua comes in place. What it does is to absorb sunlight.

Then it generates hydroxyl radicals, very powerful oxidizing agents that aggressively go after water-borne organic pollutants. What is left is water, carbon dioxide and a little bit of iron. It is like using sunlight to burn out the pollutants.

Solaqua only requires the power needed to mix the water with the chemical while it is exposed to the sun. Thus a pond with a square kilometer of surface area, using Solaqua, could do the clean up which would normally require a major power plant using other oxidizing agents.

The only power you need would be to drive the pumps to mix the water with Solaqua and expose it to the sun.

The pilot project is to start this spring of 1994 in Colorado under the supervision of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

You can get more information from Solarchem Environmental System or its president Samuel Stevens.