SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

   

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS  THROUGH SCIENCE

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group, specialists in environmental remediation, rehabilitation and environmental management for natural systems and the mining, processing, resources, industry, and intensive agriculture industries has the aim of delivering cost effective solutions for a range of globally experienced environmental risks including desalination, contaminated waters and contaminated or depleted soils, dust and hazardous airborne particulates. Our solutions utilise biological, biogenic and biosphere benign methods and materials.

ESSG processes do not deem it necessary to increase site risks by using hazardous reagents when the same end can be achieved in a similar time frame at a fraction of the cost using processes optimised from natural and endemic systems. Our systems have been successfully applied its unique environmental remediation solutions on sites in Australia, Oceania, America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The systems are industry proven, robust, effective and tuneable to the full gamut of climatic and operational conditions that the industry is subject to. 

More than twenty years ago, the founder of the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, Wayne Sampey, identified that the biggest business risk to the future of mining, industry and agriculture and society would be changes to environmental guidelines and for society in deliverable environmental solutions and commenced a structured set of approaches to deliver resolutions.

Air

Sustainable all natural, economic, dust and airborne particulate solutions using the BioBind system.

Soil

Twenty six years of development perfected a minimal risk, all natural, intergenerational, economically viable industrial and agricultural process affected soil treatment solution using the SABRSoil, BioActivate, BioStim, BioSolve, BioGrow and BioBind systems. In addition to contaminated soil remediation the SABRSoil system is effective in boosting nutrients, trace elements and minerals especially in disturbed or deficient soils, to support rapid sustained crop development or improvement in a diverse crop range and, various timbers in small acre and broad acre applications.

Water

Water solutions include the TESSI Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactors (SABR), the first viable, globally available all-natural sustainable, minimal risk solution to mining, industrial and agricultural process affected waters. SABR is effective in remediation of acid mine drainage, acid rock drainage, alkaline process waters, neutral contaminated waters and organic contaminated waters. Examples include remediating AMD/ARD water of pH 0.035 to pH 8 and alkaline affected process waters of pH 13+ to pH 7 with up to 99% removal of contaminant metals. The SABRBODS process is now delivering all-natural, cost effective biological desalination.

Cultivation

TESSI has developed cost effective bioorganic solutions which deliver rapid improvement in soil nourishment, crop growth and post crop soil recovery in naturally occurring and industry affected lands in almost any situation. Cultivation solutions include BioSolve, BioStim,BioBind, BioGrow and BioSeal systems enhance soil chemistry using TESSI developed bioorganic nutrifiers and fertigation, soil wetting, binding and stabilisation.

Mining & Resources

Efficient recovery of target metals from tailings and waste streams, simultaneously treating effluent to environmentally sound release criteria using the TESSI & Fraccaroli and Balzan Tailings Isolation and Management System (TIMS).

TESSI' services include bioorganic road stabilisation and dust management, mine and processing dust management, stockyard and stockpile stabilisation and product and waste dump binding & wetting using the BioBind system.

 MINING EFFLUENT SOLUTION PROJECTS

There are cost-effective societally appropriate solutions to mining and industrial effluent and the environmental and societal destruction, riverine and oceanic waste discharge create. PNG has been exposed, for differing reasons, to major environmental, societal and financial risk through mining and industrial effluent and associated contamination. The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group has created the world’s first all-natural, highly economic, environmentally and societally sustainable solutions process to issues, inclusive of Acid Mine Drainage, Caustic Industrial Waste and Effluents and Desalination Management Processes, focused upon ecosocietal outcomes that advance community and environmental solutions supporting community, region and national employment, business and environmental advancing developments. The Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor process (SABR) the only all-natural, cost-effective proven solution to mining and industrial waste, all-natural water and soil desalination abilities was demonstrated in PNG in 2016. The process is a scalable to any size and throughput using open systems. In situations where space is at a premium or contaminants may be especially hazardous, SABR can be implemented in closed systems. Complex chemistries often result in a system where conditions appropriate to strip one class of contaminants are conducive to stabilization of others in solution. SABR allows serial reactor implementation using different sets of bio-cells, such that consecutive manifolds can control all contaminants. SABR can rapidly, naturally and cost effectively treat AMD/ARD and acid and alkaline process waters (APW) and materials to a standard that allows their safe use on site, discharge off site or as high value organic fertigation, which continues to advance agricultural and natural soils and growth with negligible risk and within compliance requirements. The SABR process, which relies on a managed microecology of locally occurring natural non-modified bacteria was demonstrated to the PNG government in October and November 2016  has been highly successful in managing pH and stripping metals and metalloid contaminants from mining and industrial water in conditions of 0.5 pH to 13.8 pH the world over. TESSG has built upon this foundation and developed stable systems to biologically remove salinity (bio-desalination). The system is functional in two complimentary modes of implementation; one allows sustainable low-cost delivery of fresh water from seawater or brackish sources, whilst the second can desalinate soil to enhance fertility and arability. The TESSI Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor Bioorganic Desalination Solution (SABR-BODS) process was perfected in mid 2017 following more than 25 years of development. The result being an effective, affordable complete set of all-natural solutions in mining and industrial water treatment and desalination, environmental soils treatment, agricultural soil desalination, bioorganic nutrification, wetting, binding and surface stabilization in a single SABR-SL process.  The SABR-BODS process is a unique combination of widely naturally occurring, microorganisms formed into microecological manifolds or SABR Symbiotic Colonies (SABR-SC) to cooperatively achieve targeted results. Thus far, 360 different SABR-SC’s have been developed and proven under a diverse range of conditions. 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 from 0.5 pH to 8.7 pH (up to 9 pH) or reduce it from 13.8 pH to 6.1 pH; balancing the effluent yield to neutral, stripping up to 99% of bioavailable metals and metalliferous contaminants, and significantly reducing up to 95% of salinity. TESSG has reduced seawater salinity from 35000 ppm to below 2000 ppm, and salt-lake and saline agricultural soils and water from 27000 ppm to reduced thus-far to less than 50 ppm. TESSG’s goals are to utilise the SABR-AMD and SABR-BODS processes to facilitate ecosystem-stable bioremediation and desalination of sea and surface and accessible waters for agricultural and human use, and the bioremediation, desalination, and reinvigoration of saline soils for agricultural use, in a commercially effective, sustainable manner SABR is quick to implement and  bring online, with initial tailoring of the approach through laboratory based wet chemistry, either in office or in field, followed by meso scale cost effective on site pilot reactors to determine a site specific bio-tuning and demonstrate that the full scale system will deliver appropriate results. The pilot biotuning process allows optimization of the SABR system to site specific donor geology, commodity beneficiation processes, water and soil chemistry and climate. The pilot reactor usually generates initial indications within 7-days, though TESSG recommends the trial continue for 30 days to demonstrate stability and ensure reactions are taken into full account. Following twenty years of development and field proving, SABR has demonstrated effectiveness in waters associated with coal mines, gold mines, platinum mines, iron mines, phosphate refinery effluents, phosphorous effluents, acid refinery effluents, polymineral, rare earth element and radiogenic element bearing effluents, power station effluents, fly ash effluents, alumina effluents and associated tailings. In all cases SABR delivered the solution. TESSG are specialists in the mitigation of growing intergenerational societal risks. To date in all applications, the Symbiotic Aquatic Bioreactor process (SABR), enabled complete remediation of disturbed ecology and rapid reinvigoration of riverine, riparian, lacustrine, wetland, littoral and soil systems. We utilise the SABR and SABR-BODS processes to commercially deliver solutions to industry, environment and society, reducing and controlling mining, resources, industrial and agricultural contamination and degradation, reducing, remediating and rehabilitating natural ecology, environment and societal loss through water, soils and industrial and agricultural effluents. The process equally delivers solutions to metals, metalloids, salinity, hydrocarbons, chemical and associated contamination and nutrient depleted or over-nutrified soils.   

 FLY RIVER ECOSOCIETAL SOLUTIONS PROJECT

Enduring October through November 2016, the Earth Sustaining Sciences Group (TESSG), with strong support from the PNG government and the Ministry of Environment, ESS demonstrated the effectiveness of their Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor Process (SABR). TESSG successfully treated Ok Tedi Mine waters, tailings and the waters, and sediments of the Ok Tedi, Ok Mani, Alice River and Fly Rivers, contributed to by the Porgera effluent delivered to the Strickland River. TESSG also successfully demonstrated the SABR process on the die-back area soils and sediments of Ningoreum and Kokonda. TESSG has agreed to provide under  contracts, their unique economically sustainable processes, techniques & methodologies to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, including training Papua New Guinea nationals in specialized ecosocietally effective, long-term environmental, community and industry solutions and the development of commercial SymECulture/Permaculture.

TESSG  GROUP SERVICES

  • Agriculture Assessment,
  • Design, Development,
  • Marketing and Management
  • Livestock and Meat Production and Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Management Planning
  • Environmental Monitoring Reports
  • Socioeconomic Assessments and Impact Studies
  • Social Mapping and Landowner Identification Reports
  • Environment Permit Applications & Reports
  • Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Permit Applications
  • Environmental Damage Claim Reports
  • Cost Benefit Analyses
  • Economic Analyses
  • Risk Assessments and Risk Management
  • Site Rehabilitation Studies 
  • Planning Public Policy Analyses
  • Land Use Analyses and Planning
  • Resources Investigations and Renewable Resource Studies 
  • Rural Development Planning
  • Public Awareness and Consultation Programs
  • Recreational, Cultural and Societal Impact Studies
  • Community Development Planning
  • All Facets of Agriculture, Environmental and Industry Training
  • Earth Sciences
  • Earth Engineering
  • Resources Management
  • Soil Solutions
  • Water Solutions
  • Remediation & Rehabilitation Solutions


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