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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ElectroHemp BioRad Remediation Pilot Study Discussion



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Discussions have begun about a Pilot Study Location for the ElectroHemp BioRad hazardous waste removal system. Stay Tuned for more details and see the announcement at the Hemp Environmental Forums Facebook page


organic disposal system for the toxic plants that eliminate Long Term Nuclear Waste Storage
#phytoremediation with #electrokinetics speeds up the toxic removal process. < this is nothing new. > But what is new is the organic disposal system for the toxic plants that eliminate Long Term Nuclear Waste Storage! Rememeber its our Tax Dollars that pay for this. Eliminating this part of the nuclear waste storage will save the USA Taxpayers multi-million dollars.









Also shared to LinkedIn
Scotty Shared the Pilot Study Discussion on LinkedIn
ElectroHemp BioRad LinkedIn Post Notice

Saturday, September 2, 2017

How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Hemp plants were shown to be effective in cleaning the soil around the site of Russia’s Chernobyl nuclear disaster and were even considered for use near Fukushima.
ElectroHemp Natural and Organic Hazardous Waste Treatment
ElectroHemp Natural and Organic Hazardous Waste Treatment



“As a proven, valuable tool in the fight to repair human-inflicted damage to our soils and ecosystems, hemp could potentially benefit hundreds of thousands of sites across the globe—it is estimated that in the USA alone there are 30,000 sites requiring remediation. As is so often the case, US restrictions on hemp cultivation preclude any large-scale operations from being implemented, and the contaminated sites are largely left unremediated, through lack of both funding and interest on the part of the government.”

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Phytromediation Rafts with Electrokinetics

Part 5 Plants as Water Protectors blog information series.

Article 5- Phytromediation Rafts with Electrokinetics
Article 4- Plants as Water Protectors
Article 3- Citizen Science Phytoremediation Research StLouis
Article 2- St Louis IKEA Phyto Buffer Zone pt2
Article 1- IKEAs lesser known environmental project


Q: Kimberly asked, “Can ElectroHemp BioRad System remediate hydraulic fracturing chemicals?"

A: Yes the ElectroHemp BioRad System can remediate hydraulic fracturing chemicals in both soil, wastewater, and water recycling and can be accomplished a few different ways.
1: Phytoremediation Rafts
2: Storage Tank Separation
3: Contain and Control
ElectroHemp Pitchdeck Image.jpg
ElectroHemp 5 stage treatment train speeds up toxic removal process- yes its faster than phytoremediation!

#PlantsAsWaterProtectors #PhytoremediationRafts
Phytoremediation Raft Infographic- Plants cycle water toxins when grown on Rafts
Phytoremediation Raft plus EKR removes toxins from water faster than phytoremediation alone
Phytoremediation Raft with Electrokinetics Infographic by Scotty


Examples of Companies involved in the Remediation of Soil, Water, Sludge, Contamination ponds.



EKG IN SITU DEWATERING

EKG materials formed as prefabricated vertical drains can increase the speed of consolidation of soft ground by employing electroosmotic flow. This may be used for the purpose of dewatering materials for subsequent excavation or in situ ground improvement prior to developing the site.

Abstract: The ElectroKinetic Remediation Technology (EKRT), when applied to an earthy matrix, is generally targeted to the extraction of one or more pollutants, often inorganic and typically belonging to the category of heavy metals. The technique exploits the effects caused by the application of an electric field for allowing the mobilization of the targeted pollutants, whose displacement is often facilitated by the use of suitable chemicals, which act as complexing agents. The EKRT represents a very promising approach, as it is able to produce results comparable to those of other on/off-site interventions, though with appreciably higher levels of acceptability. Moreover, in spite of expectations (which are substantially based on the high use of energy and consumables), we showed that, once properly configured, the EKRT may represent an excellent choice even when judged based on the environmental sustainability. With the present study, we aim at discussing further the plant configuration, with a special focus on the water management. In fact, as anticipated in our previous communications, the modifications that we implemented in our EKRT approach allow presenting it as an electrochemically-assisted soil flushing. Several are the elements of innovation introduced, which proved to increase the effectiveness of the remediation, but at the price of a potentially very high water (and energy) consumption. It is therefore important to have an advanced water management system, preferably coupled with a reliable wastewater recovery system in order to avoid the waste of water resources, and consequently keep down costs as well as the ecological footprint related with the implementation of this technology, thus maximizing its benefits.


ElectroHemp Pitchdeck Image Electrohorticulture
Electro-Horticulture aka: “Electrokinetics
Electro-Horticulture aka: “Electrokinetics is a developing technology that is intended to separate and extract heavy metals, radionuclides, and organic contaminants from saturated or unsaturated soils, sludges and sediments, and groundwater. The goal of electrokinetic remediation is to effect the migration of subsurface contaminants in an imposed electric field via electroosmosis, electromigration and/or electrophoresis. These phenomena occur when the soil is electrically charged with a low voltage current. The fundamental configuration for all three processes involves the application of an electrical potential between electrode pairs that have been implanted....”
Principles of Electrokinetics

When a DC electric field is applied to soil, cations begin to move toward the cathode and anions move toward the anode. Since soil typically has a negative surface charge there are more cations than anions in the pore water (conservation of charge). These extra cations, lined up along the pore walls and moving toward the cathode, drag the pore water along causing a net pore water flow to the cathode that is uniform and predictable. In low permeable soils (clays and silts), this process is much more efficient and thorough than conventional hydraulic based processes. The directional movement through the soil allows for the effective use of in-situ capture and/or reduction zones.  The application of DC The application of DC energy also results in the heating of the soil, which is a bonus when dealing with VOC contamination. The soil heating can be harnessed to assist in the efficient mobilization of DNAPL pools and residuals much like a thermal technology. The combination of heat and pore water movement (flushing) gives electrokinetics (EK) a powerful one-two punch dealing with VOC contamination in low permeable soils: Terran Corporation



Monday, August 22, 2016

The Age of Fission Lonnie Clark guest Scotty - Phytoremediation Pr...

Philanthropist Entrepreneur Startup Kills Radiation Organically
Lonnie Clark-The Age of Fission, interviewing Scotty and
the ElectroHemp BioRad process and system that removes 
heavy metal toxins organically. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Using Trees to Clean Up Pollution Cristina Negri


Eye Opening Discussion on Phytoremediation- the stuff that was most appealing to me started at 31:00 and talks about phytoremediation of Heavy Metals and Nuclides: like the ones that are causing the cancer, respiratory issues, extra rare forms of cancer, lymphoma, etc for the Residents of St Louis Region.


  1. Presenter Instructs for Safety Keep It Out of the Food Chain [which is exactly the opposite that was done when Republic Services grew Soybeans on the landfill a few years ago and then took the soybeans to the local grain elevator]
  2. At 31:00 part of discussion about Phytoremediation and Radionuclides.
    1. 31:10 Radionuclides Stay where they are at, they don't degrade, you have to move them from one place to another.
    2. 31:30 yes it will get into the food chain, uses Chernobyl for an example.
    3. [talking about phytotechnologies and cleanup] She says: can’t get enough of it in one area to justify the expense. Bioaccumulation. Granted this is an older video from 2012 and many cleanup scenarios hopefully have changed and have acknowledged a few ways that Scientist have discovered to get the toxic radiation to bioaccumulate such as #Electrokinetics as used in the ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal Environmental Startup
    4. She talks about Grass will phytoremediate the radionuclides because it was in the Milk from the grass the cows ate [Chernobyl] [Many plant species have the ability to phytoremediate the heavy metals and toxins- Industrial Hemp is a favorite and mentioned frequently at the Hemp Environmental Forum as well as the Kyoto Hemp Forum].
  3. 36:36 Q: What was working at Chernobyl? Listen to what she says about the people and the desperation “ No hope- because they were not in control of their lives” “Unsettling feeling”.
  4. 38:33 Q: Future of phytoremediation.
  5. 39:00 "Invest money" "Keep Working" "No Recovery Is Made Without Funding"
  6. 39:36 Ground Source Pollution removal works for plants
  7. 39:54 Q: is it too much for large scale Fukushima radiation poisoning?
  8. 40:12 A: All Depends...may well be the only choice for certain areas- phytoremediation once again solution for widespread cleanup...work with the [eco] system, you can't be digging everything up...
  9. 40:54 Audience Questions start
  10. 41:36 Wolves, Birds supposedly healthy? 1, 2, 3: I have read counter to that. The healthy animals that are seen in the Inclusion Zone are new animals that migrated in. Existing Animals have genetic defects per videos I've seen that didn't come from government sources, like the one with the Moose's neck growing out sideways of its body as well as the mutilated birds. [Radiation causes mutations and alters genes in plants and animals]
  11. 42:39 Q: what to do with trees once they are cut down after phytoremediation? "Hyperaccumulation of toxins in the plants varies by the growing season. They don't expect the radiation to be in the tree and will mulch it onsite. With Heavy Metals contamination has to be measured before figuring out what to do with it. KEY: when utilizing plants there is less volume at the end. vs scoop, haul, and store. Its preferred that if storage is needed the smaller the mess the better.
  12. 44:10 Q: Rapid Reuse of Sites with Heavy Metal Contamination- some sites cleaned up by various techniques: water, vapor...get the easy stuff. A: Metals tuff issue they need a solution for metals ...discussion just to leave them alone but need to measure the risk: leave alone or remove...discussion then goes on and states minimization of the toxins (depending on end use of land). With lead keep it away from kids... double stated Heavy Metals are very hard to remove... [ the guy who questioned her said someone then built a children's playground next to the site. Isn't that the airport site in #StLouis... the lady just shrugs? image map]
  13. 45:59 Presentation Leader adds stuff on the first question: What are end goals in re to Mountain. Q: Primary objective- clean land, Secondary objective- beautification or Reuse. A: Eventual Reuse of land, with main objective to reduce Health Hazard to the people who might be exposed nearby- is the number 1 issue- Mentions: numerous studies to determine what is acceptable dose.
  14. Phytoremediation for Fracking- been studied and discussed
  15. Goes on to discuss removing coal ash by phytoremediation, hydrocarbons definately, problem with ash is the ph combinations that might not be compatible with plants.
  16. In re to chicago river phytoremediation: how to use the specific plants in combination and how to design the system- have to get others involved...Wastewater Treatment uses a natural process using microbes.
  17. 49:24 Q: Who are the teams/groups of people working on land remediation at Chernobyl. A: She then goes on to mention the needed team members for a multidisciplinary group: Agronomist, Environmentalist, Hydrogeologist- all work together to determine where to plant the trees. Risk Assessment Personal (Safety for personal), Air Modelers to determine what goes into the air and if it is an issue, and Money Managers.
  18. 52:17 Mentions work done by a Naval person who developed plants that act as a canary in the coal mine. These plants turn white when exposed to nasty compound (type unknown). When planted around a site they would potentially warn everyone that the toxins are present.
  19. 53:03 Q: where to get educated. Google Phytoremediation and go to EPA "Citizen's Guide to Phytoremediation" EPA is a strong proponent of this technique
  20. 54:48 Q: Contaminants when translocated into the plant what happens? A: Some gets released, some is broken down in the plant-degraded, some, when transpired, is killed by UV light. Q2: Are some contaminants released into the atmosphere and we do not want that? A: majority of chemicals that make it to the air get broken down by sunlight...when it is exposed to air is very minute concentrations in parts per billion if not parts per trillion range- very very tiny amounts that will get destroyed, they don't accumulate up,
  21. 56:24 Q1: Of the phytoremediation techniques that work has there be done a survey where it can be used at? A1: look at EPA gis data on brownfields, tools like decision trees will help figure out what is the best remedy for the land, Q2: Roundup because it kills weeds...A2: using roundup for no till farming has drawbacks and advantages



ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal turns toxins inert

ElectroHemp Phytoremediation Greenhouse Provides Year Round Phytoremediation

Update Sep 2, 2017 

Is this what happened to all the Milk they didn't use at Chernobyl? 



Saturday, June 25, 2016

ElectroHemp Cost Comparison Table

Financial Cost Comparisons
Table 2 demonstrates how ElectroHemp compares in financial costs with existing technologies.  ElectroHemp is a cheaper option than existing capping technologies or scoop and haul.

ElectroHemp Cost Comparison Table 2
Table 2 demonstrates how ElectroHemp is a cheaper option than existing capping technologies, scoop and haul, does not factor in Hazmat Soil Expenses for ease of comparison
Description
Cost / Sq Ft
4,800 sqft $ Costs
ElectroHemp
$4.17 / Sq Ft
$20,000
Scoop Haul Only (SH)
$125.67- $156.27
$24,952 (177 cu yd)
Cap with Concrete 4 in
$5.87
$28,176
Cap with concrete 6 in
$6.99
$33,552
Notes:
$5.87 per square foot (4 inch reinforced slab)(Range: $4.69 - $7.04)
$6.99 per square foot (6 inch reinforced slab)(Range: $5.63 - $8.34)
Dirt Removal Cost Calculator (Non Toxic Normal Dirt) 4,800sq ft x 12 in deep = 177.77 cu yards of dirt
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ElectroHemp offers the Cheapest $$ Solution to eliminate the
toxic waste- not just digging it up for relocation to another area.

Friday, June 24, 2016

ElectroHemp BioRad Disposal will work for Lead too!

In this science paper shares information about Water Lettuce grown in contaminated water in Labratory Conditions in which the Scientist determined:
The overall metal uptake in plant system was higher under EAPR system than one compared with phytoremediation process.
EARP Electrokinetics Assisted Removal Process
Electrokinetics water lettuce phytoremediation science lab project.

Abstract: The combination used electro-assisted system and hydroponic phytoremediation which is hereinafter referred as hydroponic EAPR system for rapid removal of Pb2+ and Cu2+ from contaminated water which has been demonstrated in a laboratory-scale experiment. A hydroponic setting was used to evaluate the potential rapid removal and uptake of lead and copper concentration by water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes Linn.). The effectiveness of two-dimensional (2D) of cathode-pot electrode was introduced in this study. The results obtained from hydroponic EAPR system were compared with the plants exposed in the contaminated lead and copper water by using phytoremediation for 7 d process. The results showed that the accumulation of lead and copper were high in the plant roots. Analysis of chlorophyll content in treated plant with high lead concentration for EAPR system has showed that water lettuce could cope with lead and copper stress. The overall metal uptake in plant system was higher under EAPR system than one compared with phytoremediation process.

Removal of Lead and Copper from Contaminated Water Using EAPR System and Uptake by Water Lettuce (Pistia Stratiotes L.)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

How is this helping our StLouis Neighbors?

While working on a Startup Business http:electrohemp.org that will save lives in the St Louis Region. I approached a Startup Group who works in a well known St Louis College. They are interested in the ‪#‎biotech‬‪#‎cleantech‬, and ‪#‎Agriculture‬ inventions the Team has developed and developing.
The "ElectroHemp's" Teams goals: are to save lives and help our immediate community by improving the quality of life for those affected by the Nuclear Waste that is illegally buried at ‪#‎WestlakeLandfill‬ and the ‪#‎ColdwaterCreek‬areas of the Region.
The team has figured out how to cycle the toxins from the ground faster than has been previously done with a Natural System. And then dispose of these toxins which are made inert ie: "non hazardous". This process is accomplished by using natural and organic resources.

At first, I was thrilled to get the offer for assistance. Until I read the fine print on the cost of their "so-called" help: 5-10 times the original investment to be paid back in 5 years.
Believe me I emailed back: "I understand that everyone needs to make money, did I catch that right and you guys wanted a, ROI x 5 in 5? The Country Boy in me wants to dicker a lil here and point out:
"We are helping our Neighbors in the St Louis Region" And possibly saving our friends, family, and selves from being infected by cancer causing nuclear radiation. A ROI x 2 or 3 in 5 would make the spreadsheet tolerable. Even if its Grant money the biz gets to operate on. That Grant money came from Tax Dollars< Our Money.""
ROI x5 to help our Neighbors. What kind of help is that? Who are they really trying to help?

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Yes its faster and better than phytoremediation alone

ElectroHemp with the 5 stage green remediation process and system 

Addresses all of the concerns and issues of using nature to rid the soil of mankinds pollution.
Everyone in the know who has researched and studied phytoremediation understands that plants can be used to cycle the toxins from the soil. Its not rocket science and has been done for many years with success.
The information provided below is a collection of 20 weblinks, studies, and information on phytoremediation. Feel free to discover how plants can phytoremediate the toxins from the soil. As you are reading these prior studies and information you many notice that they all mention a few things: phytoremediation works, phytoremediation is a slow process, phytoremediation can be used on many levels for many different toxins such as Lead, Cadmium, Nuclear Waste, Thorium, Nickel, Arsenic, and more.

Realize one thing while reading the studies

ElectroHemp with the 5 stage treatment system and process speeds up the toxic removal.  This is accomplished by: Electro-Horticulture, Year Round Toxic Removal by utilizing a Greenhouse, and additional dual harvesting options!


I mentioned its not rocket science to use plants to phytoremediate soil toxins.  Its actually pretty simple.  Plant a Seed!  Tend to the plant while it is growing by making sure water, nutrients, and sunlight is available for the plants.  Any Farmer, Landscape Pro, or Horticulturist can explain this process if additional information is needed.

What has stumped many industry pros is what drove Scotty to discover the disposal of the toxic plants in a eco friendly option that does not involve transferring the toxics to another location or the energy intense "fire burning" to clean the soil.

This next diagram is the Organic and Natural BioRad Hazardous Waste removal and the final step in the 5 stage treatment train.  This self contained insitu disposal system eliminates the hazards of transportation and storing the nuclear waste. 

The folllowing links were provided by Hemp Nayer who is also a Member, Leader, and Adviser of the Hemp Environmental Forum.  She gets it do you? 



1. Phytoremediation: Using Plants to Clean Soil http://mhhe.com/biosci/pae/botany/botany_map/articles/article_10.html
3. Hemp Remediation Study http://www.hempcleans.com/hc_wp/?p=163
5. Here's a piece I did in 2010 Hemp Phytoremediation Program Can Help With Gulf Oilspill Crisis - that has some phytoremediation videos on it http://h4v.blogspot.com/2010/06/hemp-phytoremediation-program-can-help.html
7. Here's a study guide (proposed structure for conference topics) for the Hemp For Victory book http://h4v.blogspot.com/2010/06/hemp-for-victory-global-warming.html
9. Hemp and the Decontamination of Radioactive Soil - http://sensiseeds.com/en/blog/hemp-decontamination-radioactive-soil/
11. This is a $35 report Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) growing on heavy metal contaminated soil: fibre quality and phytoremediation potential http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669002000055
12. Phytoremediation: An Environmentally Sound Technology for Pollution Prevention, Control and Redmediation - An Introductory Guide To Decision-Makers http://www.unep.or.jp/ietc/Publications/Freshwater/FMS2/2.asp
13 The Use of Plants for the Removal of Toxic Metals from Contaminated Soil http://plantstress.com/Articles/toxicity_m/phytoremed.pdf
14. Phytoremediation Potential of Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.): Identification and Characterization of Heavy Metals Responsive Genes http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/clen.201500117/abstract
15. EVALUATION OF THE PHYTOREMEDIATION POTENTIAL OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP http://www.dushenkov.com/Pages/Phytoremediation/1999_Dushenkov_Abstract%204240%20.pdf
17 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYTOREMEDIATION (list of their articles - networking) http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/bijp20/current
20. Phytoextraction of Heavy Metals by Hemp during Anaerobic Sewage Sludge Management in the Non-Industrial Sites http://pjoes.com/pdf/12.6/779-784.pdf
Also here's a playlist on some phytoremediation videos on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLuyaaCj3aFuj4T_Eu77Bjosmbc0UIa4US&v=uZOkKh1DPWw
The list of nuclear and hemp videos with a Fukushima focus is posted http://hempnayer.blogspot.com/2014/03/time4clues-playlist-hemp-and-other.html