Catalyst Altered Water, also known as WILLARD WATER, was discovered by Dr. John W. Willard, a Purdue University Chemistry graduate and Professor Emeritus of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, S.D.

Dr. Willard uses the word "catalyst" to describe the accelerated chemical reaction(s) caused by the water. There is no attempt to claim that the water is "natural" or similar to anything found in nature. It is a synthesized or manufactured water, where a wide variety of common chemicals(chlorides, sulfates, silicates and castor oil) are added to water to change or alter various chemical processes in humans, plants or animals.

Dr. Willard's idea of producing a type of water which is "wetter" or which has less surface tension through the use of various chemicals was one of the first commercial attempts in this area. Descriptions of the processes he uses and the types of results obtained tend to lack technical depth and rely for the most part on anecdotal evidence rather than descriptive science.

The popularity of this process has grown in past years, principally due to the lack of qualified competition. This, however, is now changing due to much more effective technologies.

As one might expect of pioneering efforts such as this, the "scientifically correct" terminology is lacking as well as thorough laboratory authentication of claims of effectiveness which span human, animal and agricultural applications.

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