Problem: Heavy metal contaminants leach into water and soil creating environmental and health problems. Phosphorus buildup can occur in soil and water due to stormwater runoff. Trace metals such as lead, copper, mercury, etc. can leach into the ground from industrial applications, mining applications and energy plants derived from fossil fuels and a host of other means. When these metals leach into the soil and groundwater, health hazards occur in humans, animals and plant life. Since the industrial revolution, this problem has been polluting our land and water as the pollution is simply buried. It is time to clean up our planet.
Solution: EnviRemed can treat the following types of contamination: phosphorus, mercury, arsenic, aluminum, lead, copper, silver, zinc, nickel, cobalt, iron, manganese, chromium, cadmium, vanadium, beryllium, selenium, strontium, cesium, barium, radium and uranium. EnviRemed applies a specially formulated slurry that traps the metals into a non-leachable crystalline structure. The bond created only strengthens with time. This application can be applied in situ or ex situ depending on the contaminants.
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Problem: Streets, lawns, roofs, driveways, parking lots and agricultural lands produce stormwater runoff that contains phosphorus, nitrogen and heavy metals contamination. This polluted stormwater then flows to the neighboring rivers, streams and lakes. Phosphorus can cause the eutrophication of these bodies of water. The added phosphorus generates an increase in algae blooms that severely degrade water quality.
Some species of algae, called blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria release toxins into the water that can kill fish and are harmful to humans. Other less toxic forms of algae also can severely degrade water quality. Algal blooms are the result of an excess of nutrients, particularly phosphorus. The excess of nutrients that may originate from fertilizers applied to land for agricultural or recreational purposes, can then enter watersheds through water runoff. When phosphates are introduced into water systems, higher concentrations cause increased growth of algae and plants. Algae tend to out-compete plants under these conditions, and many plant species may begin to die. This dead organic matter becomes food for bacteria that decomposes it. With more food available, the bacteria increase in number and use up the dissolved oxygen in the water. When the dissolved oxygen content decreases, many fish and aquatic insects cannot survive.
In addition, urban stormwater contains heavy metals (e.g. As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn) in varying concentrations. They are, unlike organic pollutants, not degradable and may cause short and long term negative effects in the environment. Thus, heavy metal removal from stormwater is important to protect the receiving water and soil quality.
Solution: EnviRemed can remove phosphorus from the stormwater basins with a geochemical media that will bind the phosphorus in a non-leachable matrix, thus permanently removing the phosphorus from the runoff water. Treatment protocols for water systems are varied, and are developed on a site specific basis.
Reagents, both prior to and after application, cannot be classified as either a hazardous or dangerous waste, as defined by regulatory guidelines worldwide, including the Hazardous Waste Act. For these reasons, our reagents are considered safe to transport, safe to handle, and safe to apply, and are not toxic to plants, soil biota, fish or other aquatic life when assessed using worldwide standards of toxicological practice. Reagents are therefore considered to be fully sustainable and healthy for the environment.
Through the use of specially-formulated microbial blends, EnviRemed has successfully treated toxic or hazardous compounds. Our microbial blends can remediate hydrocarbons, crude oil, sludge, grease and a host of other environmental cleanups.
EnviRemed will cost-effectively reduce up to 99% of heavy metal contaminants in water and soil. Heavy metal contaminants leach into water and soil creating environmental and health problems. EnviRemed applies a specially formulated slurry that traps the metals into a non-leachable crystalline structure. The bond created only strengthens with time.
EnviRemed can treat the following types of contamination: phosphorus, mercury, arsenic, aluminum, lead, copper, silver, zinc, nickel, cobalt, iron, manganese, chromium, cadmium, vanadium, beryllium, selenium, strontium, cesium, barium, radium and uranium.
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