Products - Saltwater Damage & Sodic Soil Remediation
Salt contamination of soils is a serious environmental issue facing the oil and gas industry today. Sodic Soil or saltwater damage from produced water spills and leaks can completely devastate surrounding vegetation. Until recently the remediation of sodium affected soils has been a time consuming, ineffective and expensive process. Newly developed technology offers a fast, easy and cost-effective way to remediate salt damaged soils.
Sodium affected soils have poor physical properties and commonly have
crusted surfaces which prevent water percolation, causing runoff and erosion.
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.
In the past gypsum, lime or calcium nitrate have been used to attempt to
accomplish this, however with poor results. The low solubility of gypsum, lime
or the negative environmental impact of nitrates makes these poor and costly
choices. Now, with chemistry developed through a joint effort between the
Chemical, Agricultural and Petroleum Industries, salt damaged soils can be
effectively remediated. DeSalt Plus™ is a stable amendment containing
stabilized Calcium, Ammonium, Potassium cations with immediate and 100%
availability plus special surfactants that allow the salt contamination to be
Salt water damaged sites can be restored.
Treating Sodium Damaged Soil
The most common procedure for correcting sodium affected soils is to amend
the soil with materials that replace the exchangeable sodium on the soil
colloids. Remediating sodium damaged soils in a timely manner requires
lowering the exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP) with a stronger more
favorable cationic sources. The result is the displacement of the sodium ions
in the soil, which are then free to be flushed out of the growth zone.
DeSalt Plus™ was specifically developed for treatment of severely sodium
damaged soils. It quickly displaces and removes sodium from the soil,
restoring the soil to a natural growing condition.
DeSalt Plus™ is a stabilized amendment containing Calcium, Ammonium, and Potassium cat ions with immediate, 100% availability. DeSalt Plus™ also contains Geo Rinse™ percolation and flushing agent that allow the salt contamination to be flushed away.
In sodium affected areas, nutrients are often stripped from the soil depriving plants of the proper nutrition for growth. Once the sodium has been treated and removed from the soil, proper plant nutrients are required for plant recovery and re-growth. DeSalt Plus™ removes the sodium plus increases the nutrient uptake of the plant improving plant structure and new growth
Contact us or call (800) 984-9961 to discuss how Advanced Microbial Services can
provide environmental solutions for your company's clean-up needs.
Salt & hydrocarbon remediation brochure
MSDS - DeSalt Plus™