Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 30, 2015
As the world’s population grows exponentially, the atmosphere becomes increasingly polluted, and climate change brings dryer air and warmer temperatures, it is increasingly difficult for the global water supply to keep up with demand. One potential solution, reported by Climatologist L DeWayne Cecil, PhD, and Water Scientist Gerald Pollack, PhD, on a recent Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio broadcast, is expanded research into the behavior of water, particularly the physics of water evaporation on a molecular level.
Cecil, Pollack and Kleyne note several areas where water behavior and evaporation research could reduce the need for water and enhance the water supply.
Cecil and Pollack, both frequent guests, were interviewed on Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio broadcast of April 20, 2015. For a podcast, go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com.
Gerald Pollack, PhD, is Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. His latest book is The Fourth Phase of Water (Ebner & Sons, 2013). Fourth Phase Water is midway between ice and liquid but is not cold and has many unique properties.
L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, is a Climatologist formerly with NASA, NOAA and the USGS. He is currently employed by Global Science and Technology, Ashville, NC.
The syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show, hosted by fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, which was founded by Kleyne and specializes in fresh water, atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eyes.
One potentially beneficial research area is the human body’s processing and utilization of fresh water. According to Pollack, the human body is 60 to 99 percent water, depending on whether it is measures by volume or number of molecules (water molecules are very small). Every organ, structure and cell requires water to function, including teeth and bones.
Pollack has discovered that the overwhelming majority of water inside human cells is “Fourth Phase Water,” which forms where water contacts other surfaces. Fourth Phase water behaves very differently than the other three phases - liquid, gas (vapor), and ice.
The study of water physics, according to Kleyne, could potentially result in improving the quality of the water we drink, facilitating the conversion to Fourth Phase Water, slowing the normal dehydration process and improving the water’s ability to attract and eliminate toxins.
A related area of research, “stable water clusters,” Kleyne notes, purports to have a nutritional benefit but the effect on the body’s need for and processing of water has not been researched.
Water evaporation research, according to Cecil and Pollack, could reveal ways to slow the evaporation of water from body surfaces such as skin and eyes into the atmosphere and could also enhance the amount of water absorbed by skin and eyes from the atmosphere.
Evaporation research could also discover ways to slow the loss of water to evaporation in lakes and reservoirs and to help soils retain moisture. It is known, according to Pollack, that the increasing the percentage of “hydrophilic” (water attracting) substances in the soil can greatly reduce the need for watering. This is called dry land farming. The most effective hydrophilic substance for agriculture is organic material.
The study of water behavior and evaporation, according to Cecil, could also reveal ways to enhance the amount and quality of water that evaporates into the atmosphere and ultimately forms clouds that cleanse the water and return it to the surface. The physics of cloud formation, Pollack and Cecil agree, is not well understood.
Water often evaporates in fairly large clusters, Pollack explains, depending on the amount of heat energy present. Heat energy also helps propels the water vapor upward (because heat rises). Should a rising water cluster attach to a heavy pollution particle such as fly ash or carbon soot, it could drop back to the surface before reaching the cloud zone and forming a raindrop. This would worsen drought conditions and increase the amount of solar energy reaching the surface.