Water is the most important natural resource in the world, providing essential sustenance, nutrients and hydration to humans, animals and the environment. Water covers 71% of the earth’s surface, however, the vast majority of that is salt water (97.5%). Two-thirds of the world’s fresh water is frozen, trapped primarily in glaciers, and one-third of the world’s fresh water exists as sub-surface groundwater. That means that all of the fresh water found in our planet’s surface rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds accounts for less than 0.3% of the world’s fresh water, and less than 0.008% of all of the water on the planet. Water is an essential and precious resource.
The Environmental Protection Agency reports that more than 90 percent of the world’s surface fresh water supply is contaminated with organic, inorganic and macroscopic substances. The specific contaminants include a wide spectrum of chemicals, pathogens, organic constituents, and minerals in solution or suspension such as calcium, iron, and manganese, which in high concentrations also have potentially detrimental consequences.
The fresh water available to us is used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications, every day. Today, it takes 330 gallons of water to produce one chicken and 120 gallons of water to produce a single egg. 1,800 gallons of water are consumed in order to produce a pound of beef. It takes 26 gallons of fresh water to irrigate one calorie of food, yet only 1/100 of that amount of water actually provides nutrition and hydration to the plant. A typical 1,000 Ton industrial evaporative cooling tower will use up to 20 million gallons of water each year. In all of these examples, it is often essential to treat the source water in these applications in order to deal with various water challenges such as bacteria, biofilm, scale, corrosion, taste and odor.
Traditional water treatment methods, while generally effective, frequently employ chemical methods that have potentially toxic side effects and create hazardous storage and handling risks with potentially negative environmental, health and safety consequences.
These are the challenges that inspire us at Silver Bullet Water Treatment. Silver Bullet is committed to bringing better and safer methods to the water treatment industry using sustainable Green Chemistry solutions. Employing environmentally conscious processes, Silver Bullet’s innovative technology solutions TREAT WATER BETTER in our target markets, effectively displacing the need to use hazardous chemicals. Silver Bullet technologies are effective in improving water treatment methods utilized in livestock drinking water, commercial and industrial cooling towers, data center operations, and horticulture applications.
On behalf of the exceptional team of water treatment professionals at Silver Bullet that are dedicated to Treating Water Better, I want to thank you for considering Silver Bullet as your preferred water treatment solution.