SOIL SOLUTIONS

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Foundation has a complete set of commercially economic and globally sustainable all-natural minimal risk solutions.

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute focussed upon the need to develop simple and low cost biological methods for salinity stress management, effective in the short and long term. Microorganisms play a significant role in this respect, we exploited our Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor (SABR) process (all-natural biotechnology) and developed the Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor BioOrganic Desalination Solution (SABRBODS) a process with unique properties such as creating SABR Symbiotic Colonies (SABR-SC) which remediate salinity and can improve production, plant growth, and biocontrol potential.

Agricultural soil salinity is the most brutal factors effecting world food production. Causes vary, however rapid, economic solutions to the issues are of foremost importance. If we are able to sustainably remediate agricultural and intertidal land salinities we are then able to design economic, intergenerational global environmental solutions.

The growing effects on agriculture and food security limiting the productivity of crops and environments has the potential to destroy lifestyles and communities, greatly affecting the gross domestic position of states and nations. The area of land affected by salinity is increasing daily. For most important crops, average yields are only a fraction of what they once were; somewhere between 20% and 50% of record yields; these losses are mostly due to drought and high soil salinity, environmental conditions which are forecast to worsen in many regions through the effects of global climate change. A wide range of adaptations and mitigation strategies are continually developed and implemented in an endeavour to cope with such impacts. Greater efficiency in resources management, crop and livestock improvement for evolving better breeds can assist in overcoming salinity. However, such strategies are to date demonstrating to be drawn out and cost intensive.

The SABRBODS process is a unique combination of naturally occurring, localised, cooperative bioorganisms formed into manifolds or SABR Symbiotic Colonies (SABR-SC). 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 8.7pH (up to 9pH) 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%).

SABR-POLISHING WETLAND SUPPORT

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, ESS can also design and implement  specific SABR processes tailored to work with the wetland system already in place.



Please see the Soil Desalination and Water Desalination pages.