Here’s the issue we have. On my
right here you see the problem. The fertilizer forms in the sewage treatment
pipes and this is impossible to remove. It’s a big maintenance headache for the wastewater
treatment plant people, the personnel. And it cannot be removed.
Ironically, this is a nice fertilizer. The way this works is the treated effluent from
the sewage treatment plants there has to be a biological sewage treatment plant, no chemicals
allowed and the bio solids remove the carbon and a lot of the phosphorus and a lot of the
nitrogen and those bio solids have to be further processed. When the biosolids are processed
or digested, as we call, the liquid component reclaims a lot of the nutrients, especially
phosphorus. Phosphorus has no gaseous phase so it cannot be destroyed. So everything
that has been removed in the form of phosphorus essentially ends up in the biosolids
and then when the biosolids are further treated or digested, that liquid actually has the material in it.
So when it goes, when that liquid which is now a pollutant again has to be recycled to the head of
the treatment plant. As soon as magnesium comes into play with it in the right molar ratios, this crystal
lattice starts to form in the pipes and pumps, plugs it up, you can see the change in the diameter and
then the municipalities, the waste treatment plant operators have no choice but to physically remove
the pipe and replace it with clean pipe and this happens on an annual basis. So that becomes the
problem with the fertilizer—so it’s got magnesium, ammonium phosphate but it’s not in a form that
we can use. The technology we develop, it brings it into this form—which are the pellets—and this is
now very valuable as a commercial fertilizer, and it’s called Crystal Green. So there’s
a problem, here’s a solution.