Revegetation and Restoration
For more effective remediation of brine- impacted soils with swelling clays
InfiltratioNhance maintains critical water infiltration during remediation of brine-impacted soils in the presence of swelling clays.
Remediation of brine impacted sites requires water to infiltrate into the soil, dissolve the salt and then drain from the root zone. This process can be severely inhibited by swelling clays. These clays absorb fresh water applied for remediation and expand, sealing off the soil pores that allow passage of water through the soil profile. InfiltratioNhance consists of natural minerals that are only slightly soluble in water. When InfiltratioNhance is applied to the soil surface, irrigation water or rainfall picks up low but critical concentration of electrolytes which prevent clays from swelling. In this way InfiltratioNhance helps to maintain the critical infiltration of water into the soil profile.