Researchers at Bio-Circle, a wholly-owned division of Walter Surface Technologies, have harnessed microscopic life forms that “digest” contaminants and convert them to simple, clean, H2
0 with negligible traces of CO2
. To encourage the microbes’ reproduction, the liquid is warmed to 41ºC, and to make it even more pleasant to use, the liquid is given a faint scent of green apples. According to the company, the process is one of the safest cleaning solutions for workers’ health, eliminating the need for toxic solvents and reducing any dangerous effluent to near-zero.