Tag: soil amendment

A soil conditioner is a product which is added to soil to improve the soil’s physical qualities, especially its ability to provide nutrition for plants. In general usage the term soil conditioner is often thought of as a subset of the category soil amendments, which more often is understood to include a wide range of fertilizers and non-organic materials. Soil conditioners can be used to improve poor soils, or to rebuild soils which have been damaged by improper management. They can make poor soils more usable, and can be used to maintain soils in peak condition.

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

Engineered soil: it sounds like a new concept, but one historical record notes it is more than 1,000 years old. In the sixth century AD, a group of ascetic monks left the lush, green mainland of Ireland seeking a new, remote environment to practice their dedication and humility. Braving the

Pipeline Reclamation: A Growing Field

Pipeline Reclamation: A Growing Field

Increasing miles of pipeline are being built to transport oil and natural gas across the US. More miles of pipeline equals a larger need for reclamation of those rights of way (ROWs) that have been affected by the excavation. Many companies entering the reclamation field or contracting such services have

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces is causing devastating effects on the landscape of our developing watersheds. We are disrupting the natural hydrological cycle that supports our potable water supplies and natural fauna. Intentional stormwater infiltration can restore that cycle. However, the lack of awareness and the perceived lack of data

Taming Slippery Slopes

Taming Slippery Slopes

While skeptics may scoff, ardent followers believe a palm reader can examine your hand and reveal personal characteristics. But a visit to your local landfill (certainly a less mystical venture) is a revealing exercise of another kind that leaves little guesswork about your community.

Adopting Technologies in Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment will Improve the Quality of Compost and Treated Effluents, Finds Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Team

Adopting Technologies in Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment will Improve the Quality of Compost and Treated Effluents, Finds Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Team

Stringent government standards for effluent, a population boom, growing industrialization in isolated locations, and excessive volumes of waste and wastewater generation have highlighted the need for sustainable, reliable, and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste treatment technologies. Decentralized waste and wastewater treatment technologies are being considered because of their low maintenance,

Soil Solutions

Soil Solutions

Engineered soil: it sounds like a new concept, but one historical record notes it is more than 1,000 years old. In the sixth century AD, a group of ascetic monks left the lush, green mainland of Ireland seeking a new, remote environment to practice their dedication and humility. Braving the

Reader Profile: Alan Heymann

Reader Profile: Alan Heymann

Throughout his water utility career, Alan Heymann has taken on unusual positions in the industry. Heymann is both chief marketing officer (CMO) for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and co-founder and president of Blue Drop, a non-profit spinoff begun in November 2016 that markets products and services developed by

Preventing Erosion with Riprap and Gabion Walls

Preventing Erosion with Riprap and Gabion Walls

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

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