Sep 18, 2023
This week Tee was delighted to welcome Tom Volinchak to the podcast for a deep dive into the world of water and what you need to know about it. Tom is a globally recognized authority on the science behind water purification technology and water science. Tom’s love affair with science began as a young boy going through three chemistry sets at age 10 and learning 5 different ways to blow things up by the age of 12. By the age of 15 Tom was creating homemade electronic gadgets to alter the sound of his guitar and accordion kicking off a lifelong love affair with engineering and technology.
Tom received a BS in Biology focused on Microbiology and Virology, with a minor in Chemistry. In college, he took part in the study of the environmental effects of unbridled Steel Mill pollution on the now-recovering Mahoning River in Youngstown, Ohio. This turned out to be the starting point for his fascination with water. Just a few of his accomplishments included designing high-purity water technology for Aerospace, Power Generating, Automotive, Electronics, Chemical/Petrochemical, and Heavy Industry. Tom was responsible for placing water technologies and purification systems with US Steel, Union Carbide, Degussa, Ohio Edison, Penn Power, American Electric Service, and Ford Motors.
Tom created his own consulting firm aimed at eliminating toxic drinking water and offering education, consulting, and problem-solving services to anyone experiencing water challenges. He continues to provide high-purity water services, water recycling, and waste minimization/green water technology to industries and institutions across the globe. His designs have found homes with entities such as Drexel Chemicals, PMC Biogenix, Georgia Pacific, Hardy Bottling, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Tennessee, and many more. Tom was Recognized for designing the first US Deionized water system for Honda Motors and also created a company around the world’s first-ever, 100% green water purification media. His company manufactures a patented technology that turns previously carbon-rich rice husk (bio-waste) into an ultralow cost, carbon-reducing, pollution-reducing water purification.
In addition to his technical accomplishments, Tom has also authored 2 books on the subject of water: What You Don't Know About Water, But Should, and Open Tap: Drink Poison / Let's Fix It. In this conversation, he shares his enormous knowledge of our water systems and how he believes the process of manufacturing our homes needs to change in order to protect citizens from the increasingly polluted water supply here in America. In addition, Tee and Tom address the most effective filtration systems available and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from dangerous drinking water.
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