Which of these things will happen first: pigs flying, creating water out of thin air, or the Chicago Cubs winning a world series? Some of you might have guessed the third option, but you would be wrong. Steve Bartman, anyone?
Element Four, a small Canadian firm, has applied its water technology to create the WaterMill, a novel electricity-powered machine that draws moisture from the air and purifies it into clean, drinkable water.
In a world where one out of five people are without access to clean drinking water, this new technology could potentially improve the lives of billions of people from third-world countries.
The WaterMill, which retails at $1300, is intended for household use only, but the company is designing a larger version called the WaterWall for the developing world, which would be large enough to supply water to a small village.
It’s early, but the company’s core principle is “to do good as we do well,” CEO Rick Howard says. “That’s part of truly what drives us — knowing that at some point we will be able to do some significant good.”
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Eco-Safe Systems USA(OTC: ESFS), a leader in the development and installation of ozonated water systems for the restaurant and food processing industries, is now developing ozonated water systems for golf courses.
They’ve just announced excellent results from independent testing of soil samples from a Los Angeles Golf Course utilizing Eco-Safe Ozone Turf Treatment.
Michael Elliot, President of Eco-Safe, stated, “Golf courses are a perfect fit for ozonated water treatment due to the wide range of benefits provided by ozone and the ease of application. Fundamentally, ozonated water percolates more deeply and rapidly, providing up to a 15% reduction in water usage, and the extra oxygen dissolved in the water is tremendously beneficial to the grass. Turf irrigated with ozonated water develops better color and a deeper root system.”
Elliot continued, “The need for chemicals and fertilizer is reduced, and ozone kills fungi and bacteria dangerous to grass. The ability of ozone to remediate low quality water also benefits those golf courses forced to use reclaimed water for irrigation. We feel the final tests will provide us with superb marketing material to develop this huge market for our Eco-Safe Systems.”