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Sunday, March 20, 2016

ElectroHemp Hazardous Waste Remediation Intro

ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Cleanup Introduction


ElectroHemp - BioRad CleanUp
5 Stage Phytoremediation Treatment Train - Removes Heavy Metals from the Soil faster than phytoremediation alone
Fact: 30,000 Superfund Sites in the USA full of toxic substances which have harmful and negative life changing effects on Human, Animals, and the Natural Environment.
1 in 6 Live Near a Hazmat Location
ElectroHemp Introduction Slide

ElectroHemp BioRad CleanUp is a green remediation implementation strategy and process to clean up Hazmat Locations and Superfund sites in the St Louis Region and beyond.

ElectroHemp 5 Stage Treatment Train Image
ElectroHemp Natural and Organic BioRad Hazardous Waste Removal.
  1. Phytoremediation
  2. Electro-Horticulture
  3. Beneficial Soil Microbes
  4. Toxic Eating Micro Fungi
  5. Contain and Detoxify Soil and Water
5 Stage Treatment Train Speeds Up the Toxic Removal Process


Highlights


  • Grow plants that clean soil and are a source of sustainable biomass energy


  • Utilize Electro-Horticulture to speed up the movement of heavy metals and toxins within the soil


  • Encourage the growth of Microbes and Micro Fungi that aid in eliminating heavy metals and soil toxins

  • Address Water Pollution by containment and filtration


  • Solar PV and Sustainable Biomass resources provide “on-site” energy needs
Electromigration is the forced movement of Heavy Metals in the Soil by Electro-Horticulture
Electromigration is the forced movement of Heavy Metals in the Soil by Electro-Horticulture





KEYS: ElectroHemp directs the heavy metal toxins to a central point where plants phyto-extract the toxins.  Electro-Horticulture increases soil vitality which allows plants to grow bigger, healthier, and cycle more toxins from the soil.


 In the next post the ElectroHemp Team will explain how the 5 stage treatment train- Contains and Controls the harmful nuclear radiation safely.

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, March 25, 2016

BioRad Hazardous Waste Cleanup UPdate x2

ElectroHemp is proud to announce: The Teams BioRad Hazardous Waste CleanUP process and system has been referred up the chain to a new contact with the MO DNR!

I am silently wondering if this new contact will acknowledge that off-site nuclear radiation contamination has occurred in the past and continues to do so?

I posted previously: 3 out of 5 State and Federal Employee emails I receive: did "NOT" acknowledge off site radiation was happening or happenedin re to Westlake Landfill or Coldwater Creek.

Hopefully this is a step in the right direction with the Missouri Government.

The team has also been asked to participate in the #KyotoHempForum, learn more about their upcoming event at https://www.facebook.com/HempEnvironmentalForum/
It looks like the Team will have a busy spring, summer, and fall!  We are also looking forward to participating in the Farm Aid show in Chicago this fall!

ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste CleanUP addresses Off-Site Nuclear Waste Contamination
ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste CleanUP addresses Off-Site Nuclear Waste
Contamination

ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal Diagram-Nuclear Waste Inert while Generating Electricity
ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal Diagram-Nuclear Waste Inert while Generating Electricity


Recap of the ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal Diagram:

  1. Plants are Grown in Greenhouse or Hoophouse for year round Phytoremediation.  
  2. Electric-horticulture directs the nuclear radiation to the greenhouse which speeds up the removal of the soil toxins.
  3. Plants are disposed of in-situ with the BioRad Hazardous Waste Disposal system that turns the Toxic Nuclear Waste inert and Generates Electricity.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

ElectroHemp Phytoremediation Greenhouse Discussion


In addition to the photos below I want to share some of my thoughts about the UCY.TV Radio Network, via the Age of Fission Show, by Ms Lonnie Clark interview today.  As we discussed the various failures of the EPA at so many levels in many States.  Its a wonder they haven't killed us off.

I'm not the greatest public speaker and sometimes it is very difficult for me to stay calm, kool, and collected when its my Neighbors who are suffering.  I hope I made it clear:


To me that makes me think:
1)  They are instructed to Lie.
2)  They are being fed "misinformation".
3)  They honestly don't know.
  • We can fix everyone yards but unless they stop the radiation at the source it will continue to spread toxins.
  • With the Teams new findings I believe we are going to be able to detoxify 6 to 8 yards at one time.  If done as a DIY neighborhood project the costs will be affordable.  But before we get too excited about this.  I have a meeting coming up on Mar 31st to talk with the Team's Nuclear Adviser who is in town.  During this meeting we will discuss how best it will be to instruct a community how to save themselves.  Nobody else is going to help.  We are going to have to save ourselves.
  • Repoint out: We will be able to detoxify the entire yard at one time.
  • Vote for the Science behind: ElectroHemp BioRad Organic Disposal

In the case of 2 and 3 above points to a severe lack of Interagency Communications.  And since this is a Superfund hazardous waste site that falls under EPA, EM, CERCLA rules and doesn't one time mention FUSRAP who have shown "offsite" contamination.  How can one Government Entity not inform the other guys working down the street?  Is our Government that dysfunctional that with such a widespread contamination event- they choose "not to work together" or with other Government Entities? 


The First photo is a diagram example of a low cost option of using a fenced in area to grow the phytoremediation plants.  


Using the same design with a 
ElectroHemp Greenhouse or Hoophouse will allow a greater variety of phytoremediation plants to be grown year round.

Greenhouse or Hoophouse will allow a greater variety of phytoremediation plants to be grown year round.  

Inside the Green House will be an area that will be used to hold the disposal tanks.
This is the area where the plants that cycled the toxins from the ground> into the plant> and then into the disposal tanks> that will turn the toxins inert> while generating electricity.
ElectroHemp Pytoremediation Plant Disposal Electricity Generation Diagram



ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Multi Yard Treatment 

Example of a Randomly picked neighborhood with the 1 mile contamination zone around the Westlake Landfill updated July 5, 2016

ElectroHemp BioRad Hazardous Waste Multi Yard Treatment Example

ElectroHemp BioRad Field Layout Treatment Diagram



Friday, June 24, 2016

Contain and Control BioRad 5 Stage Treatment Train



Contain and Control

Are major concerns when dealing with Nuclear Radiation.  

The following table demonstrates the safety avenues used in the BioRad 5 stage treatment train.



ElectroHemp Pilot Study Safety Solutions Table 1
The ElectroHemp Table 1 below demonstrates how ElectroHemp BioRad  5 Stage Treatment Train works as a system and process while addressing the safety and concerns.
Concerns
Solutions
Plant-based biological limitation
ElectroHemp System addresses these concerns

  1. Low plant tolerance
  2. Lack of contaminant
    translocation from root to
    Shoot
  3. Small size of remediating
    plants
  1. Use plants that tolerate toxins
  2. Containment central location is housed in greenhouse or hoophouse, Proper plant species selection and increased soil vitality increases translocation into the plant.
    1. If containment was concentrated in the root zone of the plant.  Removing the root systems in a field would require a “potato” type harvesting machine.  In a Greenhouse because of scale Elbow Grease and a Shovel will suffice. Disposal is same as fiber
  3. Many plant species are proven
Regulatory limitations
Phytoremediation & Electro-Horticulture is recognized solution by: EPA, FUSRAP, Governing Bodies, etc
  1. Lack of cost and performance data
  2. Regulators unfamiliarity with the technology
  3. Disposal of contaminated plant waste
  4. Risk of food chain contamination
  1. Agree Performance Data is lacking.  Disagree Cost has been determined $20,000.  Compared to other treatment systems.  Phytoremediation is the least expensive option.
  2. Agree as well as a great percentage of the Public
  3. Disposal of Contaminated waste is handled in-situ (on site) in sealed containers.
  4. Food chain contamination eliminated with project housed inside hoophouse or greenhouses
Other Limitations
Limitation Addressed
  1. Contaminant beneath root zone
  2. Lengthy process
  3. Contaminant in biologically unavailable form
  4. Lack of remediating plant species
  1. ElectroHemp directs the heavy metal toxins to a central point located in a Greenhouse, Hoophouse, Fenced in or protected area- where plants phyto-extract the toxins.
  2. Electro-Horticulture
    1. increases soil vitality and heavy metal movement- which allows plants to grow bigger, healthier, and cycle more toxins from the soil.
    2. By utilizing Indoor Grow operations increases growing opportunities: length of growing seasons and increases the use of plant species not suited to existing climates.  
    3. 3 plant cycle rotations per year minimum, with the possibilities of 3-6 forage harvest opportunities (dual cutting)
  3. bioavailability of heavy metals in soil can also be increased by adding chelating agents such as EDTA, ammonium sulfate, critic acid and elemental sulfur, mulch, and erosion control in addition to Electrokinetics.
  4. Hemp, Kenaf, Rape, Sunflowers, and  many other species and strains of plants will perform the needed phytoremediation techniques desired.  Note: Greenhouse/Hoophouse give additional options for greater adoption of plant species.

Ref: The Use of Plants for the Removal of Toxic Metals from Contaminated Soil

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

5 Blog Articles Plants as Water Protectors Series

ElectroHemp BioRad Hazmat Remediation weblinks to the 5 blog articles covering the subject of Plants as Water Protectors.  Using Plants to remove heavy metals and toxic contaminants from Water and Soil.
ElectroHemp Natural and Organic BioRad 5 Stage Treatment Train speeds up the Toxic Removal Process
ElectroHemp Natural and Organic BioRad 5 Stage Treatment Train speeds up the Toxic Removal Process

The ElectroHemp BioRad Remediation System and Process works faster than Phytoremediation alone by incorporating Electrokinetics into the system. 

Electrokinetics aka Electro-Horticulture directs the heavy metal toxins to a central point where plants phytoextract the toxins.
Electrokinetics aka Electro-Horticulture directs the heavy metal toxins to a central point where plants phytoextract the toxins. 


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nuclear Waste Disposal that Generates Electricity

Diagram ElectroHemp BioRad Nuclear Hazardous Waste Disposal system that generates Electricity 

ElectroHemp Nuclear Waste BioRad Disposal & Clean Energy Generator System
ElectroHemp Nuclear Waste BioRad Disposal-Clean Energy Generator System
ElectroHemp BioRad Nuclear Waste Disposal that  Generates Electricity for Grid Tied or Off-grid Clean Energy from Nuclear Waste and Heavy Metals.
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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