Biorock technology is a revolutionary way to remediate contaminated soil. Instead of removing contaminants by boring into the soil, biorock technology generates an energetic and rotary force within the soil matrix that effectively removes contaminants from the soil. When fully developed, this technology will dramatically increase the economic and environmental sustainability of remediation projects worldwide.
The goal of biorock technology is to develop safe, clean and responsibly sourced energy for all humanity. Biorock technology is an emerging field in which materials are used to create renewables with the ability to withstand physical and chemical abuse. The most well-known areas of bio rock technology are in volcanic ash and silica-based ceramics.
Over the years, researchers from several nations have demonstrated the efficacy of biorock technology. By using a biorock device and a simple and affordable chemical base mixture, soils and degraded water supplies can be completely remediated in no more than a few weeks.
The proposed method for remediation and regeneration of soils and ecosystems is exciting to researchers in fields such as biology, soil science, hydrology, environmental sciences, engineering, geology, geomorphology, and engineering. Some of the long-term benefits of biorock technology include:
- Controlled disintegration of contaminant, often delivered by energy-producing biorocks, including uranium, radium and lead, which is much more efficient than geological disposal.
- Withdrawal of contaminants and organic matter from the soil by rotational force in addition to the compression of heavy minerals by mechanical processes.
- Removal of petroleum-based compounds from the soil, including oil and gas, by increasing the hydration level of oil.
- Removal of solids from water, including solids that were not dissolved, such as heavy metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, and heavy water.
“Biorock technology represents a novel technology for soil remediation, and has the potential to impact billions of lives and millions of dollars in infrastructure investment,” said Douglas Bishop, president and CEO of H2 Energy Technologies (H2ET), one of the leading biorock technology developers.
“The importance of the biorock technology in the future of solid waste remediation is clearly demonstrated by the number of organizations that are working on biorock applications for wastewater treatment and solid waste recovery,” said Sheldon Osborn, the Director of Environmental Engineering and Science for the City of San Diego.