The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute(TESSI) created the first all-natural, economic, environmentally and societally sustainable all-natural water desalination process.  We advanced the Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor (SABR) process, to date highly successful in managing pH and stripping metals and metalloid contaminants from mining and industrial water in conditions displaying 0.5 pH to 14 pH, to biologically remove salinity (biodesalination) delivering economic, sustainable freshwater and arable soils. TESSI Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor Bioorganic Desalination Solution (SABRBODS) process, was perfected following more than 25 years of development. The result being an effective, affordable complete set of solutions in all-natural water  and soils desalination,  and synthesizes with the bioorganic nutrification, wetting, binding and surface stabilisation of soils in a single agricultural SABRSoil Lifecycle process. TESSI has delivered solutions in seawater reducing salinity from 35000 ppm to below 2000 ppm and salt-lake and agricultural soils and water from 27000 ppm to less than 50 ppm in extended research and development demonstrating the SABR process’ ability to overcome any challenge thus far exhibited. The SABRBODS process is a unique combination of naturally occurring, localised, cooperative bioorganisms formed into manifolds or SABR Symbiotic Colonies (SABRSC). Thus far, 360 different SABR-SC’s have been developed and proven in a wide range of conditions. It delivers commercially viable management solutions and is a societally sustainable management solution to challenging effluent and contamination, especially in agriculture.  The SABRBODS process, passive, local taxon structured water and soil treatment systems have thus-far successfully remediated all globally presented soil and water challenges with the demonstrated ability to raise the pH to 8.7 pH (up to 9 pH) or reduce it from 14 pH to 6.1 pH balancing the realised effluent to neutral, stripping up to 99% of bioavailable metals and metalloid contaminants and significantly reducing salinity (now up to more than 95%). The approach is to utilise the SABR and SABRBODS processes, in ecosystem-friendly bioremediation, desalination of seawater and saline ground and surface water and the reinvigoration of soils at commercial levels making them available for sustainable agricultural use. The SABR and SABRBODS processes reduce natural and agricultural environment loss through salinity and the growing intergenerational societal risks that water and soil contamination present.


As a useful, though not essential, addition for long term remediation projects, SABR can be implemented with an enhanced natural or artificial wetland for final polishing. Such systems work hand in hand with the SABR process to further lower contaminant levels, increasing dwell time to enable further testing of pre-release water stability should such be a requirement, and increase emergency containment in the unlikely case of a flooding event or inadvertent high flow rates. As an added benefit an artificial SABR wetland system acts as a fully bio-diverse and natural species supportive wetland. In the case of  a SABR co-opted natural wetland, biodiversity and support for natural species is increased parallel to enhancement of wetland quality.  A SABR co-opted wetland is a win-win for sustainable ecology, biodiversity and all benefits that flow from these key concepts. If a wetland polish is an appropriate part of a solution, TESSI can also design and implement  specific SABR processes tailored to work with the wetland system already in place.

SABRBODS Desalination of Seawater

 SABRBODS Desalination of Agricultural Soils

SABRBODS Desalination of Mine Pit Water