Our goal in the remediation business is to improve the quality of the water we are dealing with so that it is useful for other purposes. Because we are most concerned about the environmental impact of wastewater from mining and hydraulic fracking operations, this is the initial focus for our systems. We seek to take water contaminated with toxic waste and poisonous materials and make it "usable".
The basic NOAH System deals primarily with removing two types of contamination:
Biological Solids: Anything that has ever been alive — which includes petroleum products — is treated with aerobic bacteria. This process starts with the initial treatment component that treats the water by separating out some of the oxygen for the enhancement of the aerobic bacteria, which consumes the biological solids. With the consumption of the biological solids, the odor is gone. The HIOS (high impact oxygen system) system is very effective in separating the maximum amount of oxygen from the water and promoting the largest growth of aerobic bacteria. The processing continues through the filtration system where the last of the biological solids are consumed.
Non-Biological Solids: The initial treatment component reduces the mineral solids an average of 75%. The remaining non-biological solids are then further reduced by the HIOS system. The multi-cell Hays filtration system allows the majority of the remaining solids to drop out of suspension and into a collection area for disposal.
With our remediation process, we reduce the levels of toxic materials and heavy metal materials in the water to a point where it is reusable for most applications and is no longer toxic. We know that the basic NOAH system is extremely efficient in cleaning most types of industrial wastewater. However, as each mine and oil/gas well situation has a different type of chemical and mineral mix, each site will require laboratory testing to ensure the specific NOAH unit is achieving the desired output.
The hydraulic fracking process for oil and gas extraction in particular uses an array of emulsifiers to achieve its ends. These emulsifiers contain a group of very toxic materials. The NOAH system is designed to break down these chemicals. If we are dealing with a particularly toxic wastewater issue, we can easily double the size of the filtration system to make the water suitable for other uses.
When we think of water, we can break down its use into the following categories, in an ascending order of purity needs:
Industrial Uses: Once cleansed, the water from NOAH can immediately be put to use for industrial purposes. This has immense benefits particularly for the fracking industry as the water can be reused for further operations. Reusing the water eliminates the need for more water to be taken from the fresh water supply and used fracking water to be dumped into tailing ponds or down old oil wells.
Agricultural Uses: Over 70% of all fresh water in use is used for agriculture. This is an area where the NOAH system really shines. The water that our system produces is highly oxygenated which makes it extremely beneficial for the growth of plants. Crops that receive water from the NOAH system require less fertilizer and pesticides for vigorous growth. When water from the NOAH system is applied to the fields, further benefits occur. As the water goes through the natural filtration effects of the soil, any residual minerals are removed from the water that returns to the aquifer.
Livestock Feed Systems: Again the highly oxygenated water that the NOAH system produces promotes growth and reduces the need for antibiotics. When combined with one of our feed systems, the water creates a dynamic part of a healthy livestock and/or poultry feed system. However, like producing drinking water for human consumption, it is preferable to start with the best water available rather than the worst.
Domestic Use & Drinking Water: The average home uses 350 gallons of water per day. About two gallons of that water is actually drinking water with half the water used for flushing toilets. The balance is used for washing clothes, bathing, and cooking. Our solutions are non-chemical and the water is rendered safe for human contact; however, further treatment may be necessary for human consumption.
The objective of the NOAH system is not to make the worst of all possible water suitable for drinking; there are sufficient uses for that water outside of domestic use. On the other hand, the NOAH system has tremendous benefits in situations where reservoirs or wells require further filtration to improve it for human consumption.
We are committed to saving water and removing toxic waste from our environment. We make highly toxic, heavy metal contaminated water usable for a wide variety of purposes and eventually, even drinking water but not in a single step. Creating drinking water is not our initial goal. Purifying and making healthy water from the water used for human development and industrial purposes is. Mine wastewater for example, is heavily contaminated with high levels of ore related minerals. Using our systems lowers the levels of a mine’s wastewater, allows the water to be repurposed and to eventually make its way back into the drinking water system.
We believe that the current methods of waste processing will be changed in our lifetime, where water is no longer polluted and improperly disposed of. Rather it is remediated and useful for a wide variety of purposes. This is of great value to the Federal and Provincial/State governments and the environment.