Remediation of Salt Contaminated Soils
Using specifically designed and unique products, R & A Technology provides timely and cost effective in-situ remediation of Salt Water contaminated soils. Solutions to NaCl damage soils are our specialty. R & A has the technology and experience to solve your environmental problems in a timely, cost efficient manner in-situ.
Effects of Sodium Damage in the Soil
Sodium affected soils have poor physical properties and commonly having crusted surfaces which prevent water percolation, causing runoff and erosion. The severity and depth of the damaged soil formation will increase sharply with increased sodium concentrations in the soil. Remediation of sodium-damaged soils in a timely manner necessitates replacing the exchangeable sodium with a stronger and more favorable cationic source. Research and experience have shown that the sodium (Na+) levels in the soil structure can be reduced through electrolyte manipulation, replacing the damaging sodium with more desirable minerals. Gypsum or calcium nitrates have been used in the past to attempt to accomplish this. However poor results, due to the low solubility of gypsum or the negative environmental impact of nitrates, make these poor and costly choices. Now, through chemistry developed in a joint effort between the agricultural and chemical industries, damaging sodium can now be effectively replaced with the desirable ingredients in DeSalt Plus™.
DeSalt Plus™ is stable product containing Calcium, Ammonium, and key plant nutrients with 100% cationic availability. Plus, these ingredients are all plant nutrients, helping to restore soil fertility, and encouraging re-growth while removing the harmful sodium from the soil matrix! Proper soil conditions are then restored improving water absorption and soil fertility. Salt water damaged sites can be restored.
With new technology, salt-water spills can be completely remediated in weeks or months without any soil removal and very limited disruption to the surrounding area. The process is cost–effective and provides unparalleled results. Salt water, produced water or sodium contamination can seriously damage the soil and is difficult to clean.
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