The Eastern Shore Microbes Story

The success of Eastern Shore Microbes is the story of H.E.A.T.

Eastern Shore Microbes H.E.A.T. process eliminates waste brine without energy, or additional infrastructure. No harmful byproducts are produced. It is more cost-effective and better for the environment. All at a microscopic level. So how does the process work? H.E.A.T. — Halophilic Evaporative Applications Technology — is complex in its specifics, based on a simple principle .

Every waste brine contains multiple contaminants. It may have various types of salts, heavy metals or organic waste. pH may vary from very basic (high pH) through neutral to extremely acidic. The water may have originated from food processing, manufacturing plants mining operations, fossil fuel production or leather manufacture. ESM starts by determining the right mix of H.E.A.T. microbes and nutrients to add to each brine. ESM has a vast library of microorganisms to recruit from, each with its own unique properties that make it suited to one type of contaminant or another. All our microbes are 100% safe; they are non-pathogenic and naturally occurring.

Once the right combination of microbes has been determined and tested to ensure success in your brine, we produce a quantity large enough to begin treatment. We simply pour this mix into your lagoon and the microbes go to work. They already possess all the tools your company needs to clean and get rid of its brine. They ingest and break down the organic contaminants. As they do this, they produce energy, some of which goes into reproduction, turning what started as a small culture of microbes into a lagoon full of natural water purifiers!

Remaining energy is released increasing the brine temperatures. This speeds up natural evaporation. As the microbes continue to ingest more contaminant, they release completely safe and natural bio-materials, such as water and carbon dioxide. The process is so efficient only 2.4% of the total materials remaining in your lagoon is biomass.

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Eastern Shore Microbes Example Microscope

Left flask is untreated brine a mixture of boron, manganese, grease and paraffin waxes. Image on right same brine after 6 weeks of ESM H.E.A.T. treatment. ESM’s microbes found the wax and grease before the client realized it was present.

Exhibit A - This waste contained copper; the vial on the right is after one month of treatment at client site.

Evaporation rate
Brine View

Exhibit B - 5 acre lagoon after only 12 months of H.E.A.T. treatment – 4.0 million gallons at start - 3.88 million gallons evaporated in the first year.

Eastern Shore Microbes Raises the Bar for Brine Evaporation Methodology

Other Methods ESM Method
Evaporation Rate Decreases as salt increases, or requires increased energy input Increases with increased salt concentration
Organics Remain in crystals Degraded into safe biomass
Minerals Contaminated Clean
Odors Present (organics) Odor Free (odors disappear from metabolism)
Acceleration Must be chemically or mechanically accelerated Naturally self-heating
Side Effects Overspray, equipment breakdown, cooling, residual brine Fresh clean water vapor, usable saleable crystals
Mechanical Brine Disposal Methods H.E.A.T.
Long term operating cost (per gallon) $.02–$.055 per machine
$.40/gallon injection wells
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Contaminant Degradation NO YES
Initial Investment Treating Lagoons $28,000–$50,000,000 <$2,000/1MM Gallons
Pre Treatment Needed YES NO
Additional Infrastructure YES NO
Other Considerations May need: Fences for sprays, cement pads, electrical service, plumbing, buildings, control systems and software, new lagoon construction, purchase of additional land, etc. None

Industries that could benefit from Eastern Shore Microbes and H.E.A.T.

Electrical Generation

Hide Production

Landfill Leachates

Oil and Gas Production

CO2 Sequestration

Lithium Production

Solution Mining Wastes