Cleanblu Soil Augmentation

Agriculture is a major user of ground and surface water in the United States, accounting for approximately 80 percent of the Nation's consumptive water use and over 90 percent in many western states. The continuous and alarming overdrawing of ground water has not only put agricultural water use in peril but has left many farmers with water that is increasingly unusable for crop irrigation. Salinity from irrigation can occur over time wherever irrigation occurs, since almost all water (even natural rainfall) contains some dissolved salts. When plants use the water, the salts are left behind in the soil and eventually begin to accumulate. Since soil salinity makes it more difficult for plants to absorb soil moisture, these salts must be leached out of the plant root zone by applying additional water. This water in excess of plant needs is called the leaching fraction. Salination from irrigation water is also greatly increased by poor drainage and use of saline water for irrigating agricultural crops. BluBio's™ microbial augmentation has achieved successful reduction of sodium to the 2000ppm levels. This represents the means to process challenging agricultural wastewater virtually in its entirety. Used together with our animal lagoon processing CleanBlu® can offer a viable, cost effective method to deliver much needed water to farming operations.