“Water Magic: Fate of a Research " by N.Gladkov, N.Morozov, V.Reut
"... Numerous experiments proved that the idea was quite promising. In 1974, the researchers filed their first application for the invention of a new method of drilling mud treatment, and some time (quite a time!) later received the authors' certificate. Investigation team headed by the young scientist V. Bakhir intensified their research efforts. That is how the new technological trend called electrochemical activation of substances originated.
The investigators focused their efforts on developing ways and devices for water and drilling mud treatment..."