Romanian researchers from the National Research Institute - Development for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies I.C.S.I. Rm. Vâlcea have developed a new type of drinking water. It is a 100% Romanian product characterized by a low deuterium content. That's why specialists call it deuterium-depleted water or ASD for short. "A microbiologically pure water, mineralized according to the Romanian legislation, with a concentration of 25 parts per million of deuterium in the composition" said Prof. Univ. Ph.D. Phys. Ioan Stefanescu.

The announcement of the launch of this drinking water on the market caused all kinds of reactions. For example, "water without deuterium is as good for humans as bicycles are for fish", "another method of taking money from suckers", "any water on the planet has a low deuterium content. and of course water has a beneficial effect. If you don't drink water, you die" or "It seems like a really revolutionary product"

We tried to find out the position of the specialists involved in this Romanian research and our invitation was answered by Ioan Stefănescu, the director of the National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies ICSI Râmnicu Vâlcea (ICSI-Rm Vâlcea).

What is deuterium depleted water

Deuterium-depleted water is one of the most famous products patented by the researchers of the ICSI Rm Vâlcea institute.

"First of all, it is drinking water. In all other waters the deuterium concentration is the classical one. In Qlarivia water, the content is almost six times lower," says director Stefănescu.

Scientifically speaking, it is distilled water, microbiologically pure, with an isotopic concentration of 25 ppm, which is obtained by vacuum isotopic distillation of natural water with an isotopic concentration of 145 ppm.

For promotion on the consumer market, the product called Qlarivia is certified and is part of the "drinking water" category.