Life-sustaining drinking water is the World’s most important natural resource, but is often taken for granted. Groundwater and surface water, major sources of the World’s drinking water supply, are increasingly becoming contaminated with heavy metals. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there are more than 140,000 contaminated groundwater sites. In many areas, the impact on municipalities struggling to provide clean drinking water has been significant.
The Company’s polymers represent an efficient and cost-effective alternative to the capping of contaminated wells and drilling for new water supplies by providing technology to remove heavy metals from ground and surface water sources.