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GeoSolve Products for Two Applications are presented:
Groundwater/Water Treatment
Clay Tennis Court Treatment

GeoSolve Water Treatment



The GeoSolve proprietary chemical oxidation process is for the remediation of  groundwater/process water/drinking water/leachate contaminated with  gasoline, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, bacterial, and many  other chemical compounds.The GeoSolve Process utilizes a miscible liquid solution of low concentration hydrogen peroxide, stabilized by a proprietary Inhibitor chemical compound, with either ozone gas as a reactant or liquid catalysts, to produce liquid phase hydroxyl radicals in solution. This most powerful chemical oxidizing agent is utilized in a liquid phase, highly effective, low cost and safe groundwater and leachate cleanup system that GeoSolve has developed. Beside the use to remediate fuel, pesticide, chlorinated solvents, and other volatile and semivolatile organic contaminants, the process is used in drinking water wells to eliminate the use of chlorine, bromine, and similar compounds for well cleanup. Proprietary applications for disinfection, treatment of landfill leachate, or well delivery rate (permeability) increase are also available.

Basically, the whole industry of groundwater cleanup by chemical oxidation utilizing hydrogen peroxide reactions was developed by Ron Vigneri in 1991. His are the earliest patents and commercial applications of the technology. Many lawsuits throughout the 1990's tried to protect his patents, but the ever increasing number of infringers made protection impossibly expensive. The present world-wide industry began with his patents and projects.

  • GeoSolve Process Key Benefits
    Simple, fast, convenient, inexpensive
    Safe, no vapor phase peroxide reactions
    Proprietary Inhibitor for maximum reaction control
    Only liquid phase chemical oxidation reactions are utilized
    Can be applied to drinking quality water
    Applicable to many chemical contaminants
    Can remediate to 100% knockdown levels
    No hazardous intermediate chemical compounds produced
  • Capabilities
    Gasoline compounds (MTBE, BTEX, etc.) can be remediated
    Chlorinated solvents and pesticides can be remediated
    Ammonia, nitrite, sulfite reduction in landfill leachate and waste streams
    Applicable to dissolved phase contamination predominantly
  • Free Quote
    Site candidate sheet is available Here or via email at ronv@vetechnet.com or call us at 910-297-9908 for a free quotation. Quote is based upon a GEMS computer model run for your site parameters. Also, if you are using a Hydrogen Peroxide process, we offer our Inhibitor for oxidation reaction peroxide applications.

Copyright 2011 by Ron Vigneri All Rights Reserved

 



Alg-a-Solve Tennis Court Treatment

GeoSolve Fast-Dry/Clay Tennis Court Conditioner

The GeoSolve Division of Venture Enterprises produces the Alg-a-Solve product (see MSDS) as a wetability, surface tension, nutrient sequestering, cell wall leakage agent for fast-dry (clay) tennis courts. A derivative product from the original GeoSolve formulation is a very effective product named Alg-a-Solve that was formerly distributed world-wide by Lee Tennis Products.

A Short Description of Alg-a-Solve

Crud on the Courts
Something organic is taking hold in the material comprising your tennis court. It grows and expands, first being imperceptible and quickly, in a matter of days, becomes more and more noticeable. Any low play areas between the courts, along the base of the net, and behind the baselines toward the fence are particularly susceptible. It is recognizable due to its tight, linked appearance, like an island in a "sea" of normal tennis court surface material. It can appear brownish, greenish, tan-pinkish or flesh tone in color depending upon the strain(s) involved.

We have all seen it, black, brown, yellow even white nasty stuff growing in our bathrooms, on clothing in our closet, even on the outside of our house and roof. It even infiltrates areas we cannot see like air ducts, remote attic or basement spaces, or wall cavities. Where does it come from and how do we rid ourselves of it?

Usually, the overall growth includes a collection of symbiotic organisms that physically link and form common colonies. Under a microscope the structure of the colonies resemble a carpet scrim with interlocking fibers creating a weaved-mat appearance. The biotic forms (organisms) that make up such colonies are described below. The forms listed can all be present in colony forms. In fact, no two colonies are exactly alike, even when located in close proximity to one-another.

The Villains - Algae/Fungus/Mildew/Molds/Moss
Algae are a primitive organism that contains chlorophyll and carry on photosynthesis but lacks true roots. There are approximately 25,000 known species of algae in existence. Although algae are not fungus, they closely resemble fungi in appearance. Because algae contain chlorophyll, they are able to manufacture their own food. Therefore, they are the most difficult to eliminate. Algae grow and multiply in moist environments.

Fungi are the broad classification of spore producing organisms usually classified as plants that lack chlorophyll. Fungi include molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms and yeasts. There are approximately 50,000 known species of fungi in existence. Fungi live in many types of environments. They thrive in moist, tropical climates. Fungi do not contain chlorophyll and, therefore, cannot manufacture their own food. Fungi maintain their existence by absorbing the minerals, sugars and water from the host on which they live. Fungi use spores as a reproductive mechanism. The wind scatters the spores which then establish and develop into new fungi.

Mildew is the name for certain organisms and the plant diseases they cause, and the discoloration and disintegration of materials caused by fungi. It does not contain chlorophyll and, therefore, cannot manufacture its own food. Its growth is encouraged by high humidity and limited air circulation. It frequently attacks exterior painted surfaces which provide a food source. Mildew forms as tiny dark spots (usually brown, purple or black) which result in an unattractive, dirty appearance

Molds are a member of the fungi family. Molds do not contain chlorophyll and, therefore, cannot produce their own food. Molds can live off of a tremendous variety of food sources as well as reproduce in large quantities. Mold spores travel through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed.

Mosses and their allies are small green plants that, after lichens have created a foothold, the mosses move in tending to ultimately become a layer of topsoil for higher plants to take root. The mosses also hold loose dirt in place and greatly affecting playing surfaces. Ecologically and structurally, mosses are closer to lichens than they are to other members of the plant kingdom. Both mosses and lichens depend upon external moisture to transport nutrients. Because of this they prefer damp places and have evolved special methods of dealing with long dry periods. Higher plants, on the other hand, have specialized organs for transporting fluid, allowing them to adapt to a wider variety of habitats.

All plants reproduce through alternating generations. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the mosses. The first generation, the gametophyte, forms the green leafy structure we ordinarily associate with moss. It produces a sperm and an egg (the gametes) which unite, when conditions are right, to grow into the next generation: the sporophyte or spore-bearing structure.

The moss sporophyte is typically a capsule growing on the end of a stalk called the seta. The sporophyte contains no clorophyl of its own: it grows parasitically on its gametophyte mother. As the sporophyte dries out, the capsule release spores which will grow into a new generation of gametophytes, if they germinate.

Alg-a-Solve to the Rescue
Alg-a-Solve
was developed to eliminate the growth if present and to inhibit the formation of such growths. Alg-a-Solve works by changing wettability of the tennis court matrix material (Har-Tru, Fast-Dry, etc.), the surface tension of the irrigation water, and the weakening/destruction of the organic cell walls of the members of the invading colony. Treating a new court with Alg-a-Solve and then maintaining the treatment periodically can preclude the formation of such crud. For established growth, scarify the area of the colony and apply Alg-a-Solve directly to the scarified growth area. This may have to be repeated periodically to prevent any worsening and to eliminate the problem. With Moss the product can be directly applied and then the residual material is physically removed after it changes color (loses green coloring). This may have to be repeated periodically to prevent any worsening and to eliminate the problem. Consult with the us for recommendations on treatment.

Construction experience in subsurface watering technology of many types with both indoor and outdoor court installations has been accumulated over many years. Venture Enterprises has provided design, consultation, and construction services to many clients. Many technological innovations have been produced by the company through the years. The liquid Alg-a-Solve product is a specialty item developed by Geo Solve and is available both as a concentrate and premixed in an aqueous solution. Recommended court surface application is by pressurized spray applicator or water hose spray attachment.

Company experience in designing and building tennis courts started in 1975 with American Tennis, New Jersey and New England Recreational Surfaces in New Hampshire. Product relationships exist with many tennis court and product manufacturers. References can be provided upon request. Design services for hardcourts, carpet courts (both permanent and portable) are available. We specialize in siting, drainage, subbase/base specification, playing surfaces, court repair proceedures (freezing, heaving, cracking, resurfacing, etc.).

We can technically evaluate the watering system, court surface, and conditions for surface or subsurface watered fast-dry tennis courts of any irrigation system type. We have worked on both indoor and outdoor courts. Our specialty is to eliminate problems, improve playability, and recommend maintenance proceedures and equipment.

If Alg-a-Solve is used on the dry spots, do not use calcium chloride. Alg-a-Solve can eliminate the need for calcium chloride applications. Alg-a-Solve has an advantage in that it leaves no residue and intrinsically enhances permeability. It has an affect upon microorganism colonization by affecting the adhesion ability of the organism to grab hold of the granular matrix and has other metabolic and cell wall effects. So it can help control microorganism growth (algae, fungus, mildew, mold, etc.). Alg-a-Solve can retard algae, fungus, mildew, mold growth that is active in the tennis court surface.

Note: If microorganism colonies are already established with a "skin" formed, depending upon the exact chemical/biological combination of alge/mildew/fungus/mo;ld/moss might break them down, but we recommend removal of as much of the matted material as possible. Scarify, remove as much matted matetrial as possible, and then apply Alg-a-Solve to the tennis court material. Any time a court is scarified, Alg-a-Solve treatment is recommended before rolling. New courts should be treated as a final step in construction.


Copyright 2008 by Ron Vigneri All Rights Reserved


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