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Emerging Trends

Another Observation From a Road Warrior! In the world of water and wastewater, emerging trends are beginning to influence the entire industry. In my travels around the country, I am discovering that issues in Arizona are also occurring in Washington, and issues in...

How to Improve Your Lagoon with Bioaugmentation Kathleen Kelly shares 4 ways to improve your lagoon using bio augmentation. Perfect for industrial or municipal lagoons of any size and flow rate.

Webinar – Plant Startup with Tanner Hartsock Tanner Hartsock M.S. takes us through the process of starting a wastewater plant and considers different options operators have in solving their challenges. What we didn’t expect was to get such a glowing endorsement from a...

Managing Septage and Grease Haulers

Road Warrior’s Series: Managing Haulers My first response when I hear of systems agreeing to take on Grease and/or Septic discharge to their system is to “just say NO!” How these materials affect wastewater systems is dependent...

Where Have All the Snowbirds Gone?

Another Road Warrior Observation F:M Issues In my travels this year, as limited as they have been (yes, I am suffering from severe hotel withdrawal), I have observed a recurring issue hampering the optimum efficiency of wastewater operations. This issue is the lack of...

Nitrification in Cold Weather

One thing that is definite is understanding of when water temperatures get cold your bugs may not be so happy. One thing that has continued to show up year after year for the last 25 years in the environmental business, especially the wastewater industry, is the idea...

Public Education FOG Rick Allen discusses methods for educating the public on fats, oils and grease. This is a short webinar that lasts about 18 minutes.

Biological Nutrient Removal

Biological nutrient removal (BNR) is a process used for nitrogen and phosphorus removal from wastewater before it is discharged. BNR Challenges Conventional biological processes typically do not remove total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) to meet the...

Wastewater System Restart or Initial Start Up?

In the world of wastewater these days there are many challenges that will occur. Some you may have already seen and some may appear in the near future.  One of these many challenges is how to get your plant activated if it is killed off by known or...

Corn Testimonial

Corn Testimonial

Darwin Jeffers of Phillips County, CO used BioLynceus® Lot 125® on his 2010 Conservation Reserve...

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Lot 125® and Seaweed Cream®

Revegetation is a powerful tool used to retain mine drainage and stabilize waste rock piles after mining activities. However, promoting plant growth on mine waste rock piles can be challenging. These environments typically have limited topsoil development and steep slopes, which can prevent the root formation of planted vegetation. Applying BioLynceus’s biologically enhanced soil amendments to revegetated areas can increase plant density and root zone development. In the following case study, BioLynceus® Lot 125® and Seaweed Cream® were combined with mulching and hydroseeding methods to reclaim a mine waste rock pile.

Figure 1. BioLynceus® products were applied to the waste rock pile in hydroseeding fluid.

A mining operation in Montana needed to revegetate four to five acres of waste rock. The pile had a steep slope and the topsoil (when there was presence of topsoil) was coarse grained. Furthermore, the available growing medium on the slope was low in organic matter.

Prior to starting the project that year, the mine supervisor was approached by a BioLynceus® representative. He provided several examples where Lot 125® and Seaweed Cream® improved root zone development and overall plant health for previous clients. The supervisor decided to try the products on one acre of the mine waste pile.

Lot 125® and Seaweed Cream® were added to the liquid seed applied to the rock slope. Hydroseeding methods were employed to spray the live culture mixture onto the mine waste. Additionally, mulching was added to the slope to improve water retention and stability while the seeds germinated. The added bioaugmentation cultures helped
promote nutrient fixation and uptake in the presence of limited organic matter.

Figure 2. The study waste rock pile in the second growing season with BioLynceus® bioaugmentation. The vegetation on the lower part of the slope was grown with Lot 125® and Seaweed Cream® the previous year. The full pile was inoculated with product the second year because the plant density was greater in the treated area.

In the first growing season, the plant density was greater on the area of the slope where Lot 125® and Seaweed Cream® were applied. The roots that developed in this test
plot were thicker than where the products were not used. Additionally, the mine supervisor reported the overall health of vegetation was improved. Plants were fuller and greener.

The mine continued to implement BioLynceus® products the following year. Instead of limiting bioaugmentation to one acre, Lot 125® and Seaweed Cream® were applied to the entire mine waste pile. Plant density and root formation was improved across the area. The vegetation that grew was healthy even though the growing conditions were not ideal. The company still uses these products today. BioLynceus® live culture soil amendments helped to effectively revegetate the mine waste pile.

BioLynceus® Lot 125® and Seaweed Cream® improves plant and root health.