exotic technology called Photonic Ionization, Manipulation and
Augmentation(PIMA) has been developed by Mr. Mark M. Benza. Benza
found out that if fluids of specific chemical compositions, flowing
through transparent conduits, were exposed to electromagnetic(photonic)
fields of specific field strengths, wavelengths, pulse widths,
amplitudes and frequencies their molecules could be substantially
modified and separated out of solution.
process, according to Benza, is therefore a serious candidate
for large scale water treatment and desalination. Benza proposes
changing the atomic and subatomic characteristics of the various
materials dissolved in water so as to allow their precipitation
or separation(by centrifuge effects) from other water molecules,
thus leaving a product behind which is substantially free from
dissolved salts and other chemicals.
also claims that this process can be applied to a wide range
of Medical, Industrial, Computer/Electronic and Health Care problems.
For example, with the various laser technologies proposed for
PIMA, Benza claims that a variety of altered beverage products
can be produced, including types suitable for therapy, anti-oxidants,
super-oxygenated, herbal, purgative, deacidifying and carbonated/non-carbonated
PIMA project is at a point where a major investor, Spectrum-Arabieh,
has committed to financing the construction of a pilot, mobile(ship-board)
desalination system within 8-12 months of this date. Benza's
plan appears to be one of using licensing fees, royalties and
other investment sources related to the desalination program
to construct a full-scale laboratory wherein a variety of detailed
tests could be conducted so as to produce empirical information
suitable to the development of some of the other products listed
personal view on this technology is as follows, based on conversations
I have had with Benza as well as a review of the available literature
on the subject..
has developed a process which appears to duplicate to a great
extent work conducted by Dr. Lee Lorenzen in the area of "water
structuring". Benza has focused on the use of these processes
for desalination whereas Lorenzen has concentrated on the use
of these processes for medical and drinking water applications.
find it curious that although Benza claims to have been working
on this project since the late 1960's neither he or his marketing
director have any working knowledge of Lorenzen's technology,
or that of other researchers here in the USA and abroad who as
noted elsewhere on this Website, have been actively producing
working products using laser technologies for the better part
of the last 10-15 years.
is involved in a process which is designed to create "highly
structured" water products.
technology still appears to be in the developmental stages at
this point and is a considerable distance from producing products
which we believe would be of direct application to problems being
addressed in general water treatment needs.
For example, domestic environmental
legislation in several key states prevents the development of
technologies such as Benza's for desalination applications. Ask
any of those involved in desalination activities how easy it
is to dispose of the residue created by desalination processes
and you will see why such applications in the US have little
short term viability.
The only practical, domestic
application I see for the Benza technology at this point is that
of agricultural waste water treatment. Significant business opportunities
exist domestically for that application. Several months ago we
requested documentation to verify the viability of Benza's technology,
which he claims is applicable for this problem. We are still
waiting. And so are our clients who have requested a solution
to htis problem.
Developments in the area of
sub-atomic particle manipulation have been completed by private
US industry as well as individually financed activities both
here and by major technology centers in the former Soviet Union.
Unfortunately, much of the more interesting applications are
classified but those which have reached the light of day are
mind boggling at the least. As time permits, a major section
of this website will be devoted to describing some of these applications,
together with pictures of operational equipments and the success
that they are enjoying in industrial and medical areas at this
Eight years ago, I had the
unique opportunity to assist in the financing and development
of a wide variety of products which utilized laser technologies
and have observed results similar to what Benza currently claims
for his water treatment/desalination process. World class scientists
have worked with us here in California to produce these products
and the extremely interesting results.
Drinking water products exhibiting
some of the characteristics claimed by Benza are readily available
on retail shelves here in California, but produced by other concerns
who have solved the riddle of structuring water so as to make
it far more powerful than the simplistic forms of water which
we encounter in our everyday life.
As you are reading this paragraph,
construction efforts are underway to produce operational laser
and plasma technologies which can process millions of gallons
of brackish and seawater a day. These technologies generate extraordinary
"side products" consisting of hydrogen and steam which
can power large hydroelectric plant turbines or produce combustible
fuel products which exhibit little or no hydrocarbons.
Sound impossible? When the
day comes that the US decides that it will not be held hostage
to foreign oil, such technologies may well become mainstream
energy and water treatment methologies.
The purpose of these examples
are to provide you, the reader, with the fact that in the area
of "functional water", of which this subtopic is an
intrinsic member, that a wide variety of technologies have been
developed to produce pure water, or alternatively, water which
takes on characteristics of other organic or inorganic elements,
all due to manipulation of the subatomic structures of water
In conclusion on this subsection's
topic, it would be extremely helpful to the scientific community
as a whole if Benza's claims and developmental activities were
presented in the open literature for peer review. At present,
we can locate only a limited number of unrelated articles by
Benza describing "far field" electromagnetic effects,
seriously limiting the review, credibility and more importantly,
the utility of such a technology.