The Toxic Mineral Salt
Better said as “Chloride Salts” which includes sodium, but also sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, ammonium chloride, hydrogen chloride, ferric chloride, zinc chloride and more.
Chloride is a very weak base as indicated by the negative value of the pKa of hydrochloric acid. Chloride can be protonated by strong acids. Protonating or deprotonating a molecule or ion can change many other chemical properties, not just the charge and mass, for example; solubility, hydrophilicity, reduction potential, and optical properties can change. In nature, chloride is found primarily in seawater, which contains 1.94 chloride. Sodium chloride has also been shown to change the composition of microbial species at relatively low concentrations. It can also hinder the denitrification process, a microbial process essential to nitrate removal and the conservation of water quality, and inhibit the nitrification and respiration of organic matter.
Where conventional agronomy has to deal with sodium somehow, someway, they would try to bind it with calcium and or organic matter or try to flush it with enormous amounts of water through the soil and the root zone. This requires healthy soils throughout, from ground zero to well below the root zone. That’s not often the conditions.
WaterSOLV™ is different to conventional chemistry. We actually treat the sodium so that it is not toxic. We treat the chloride so it is not toxic. We tear apart the complexes of chloride elements and sequester them to be available nutrition, and non-toxic, while also dealing with the bacteria in the water and all the evaporative salts in the soils (bicarbonate, chloride and valence bonds).
To “detoxify” the toxins, they need their medicine – no different than the amount of chemistry necessary to treat the minerals, metals and microbes. HCT has not developed a quantitative measurement for sodium and chloride. However, the linear treatments for water have proven successful, thus far, without failure, to some of the most sodium, chloride waters in the country. Where the end point resides is still to be determined, in essence, how much sea water could we dilute and use it, right?
1. Curative is the medicine for the minerals and metals. We know the formula to make the water calculations. We can use HCT’s mobile calculator or the excel spreadsheet available online.
To amend the soils, one must apply surplus Curative, or BC, or HCT Concentrate, along with water, to A) get water down throughout the soil and root zone B) get the toxins treated. Curative treats the minerals and metals gradually, but we need to treat all the sodium and chloride before the plant drinks it. The solution is to over treat and overwater.
2. Do not discount the WaterSOLV™ BC. You soils need oxygen and the control over iron and sulfur bacteria from the water, and whatever has accumulated on the soil.
3. If you NEED more treatment for the sodium and chlorides, then increase the amount of the HCT WaterSOLV™ Concentrate in either product but not much, perhaps ½ of 1% of the Curative or BC chemistry volume. The key is getting it down and throughout the root zones.
Over water with treatment – get water down through the root zone. You’ll still see some flushing of untreated salts pushed through the trees and tissue.
Do not expect salt to go down, expect to not see any salt issues.
Being salt is “very soluble”, as we fix the soils, it should be one of the first elements to pass through the soil and past the root zones.
You might ask;
So, what I need to do before the trees start growing next year is to over treat and over water the soil so we can make the Na, Cl and B non-toxic. The question is how much extra do we apply and how many times?
The fact is, we do not know. We have empirical successes but little quantifiable data of soil chloride, but plenty of data on soil sodium. Technically, the soils should have 10% pore space. If we can get that much chemistry out to that much calculated pore space, we should be good. Pore space would be the root zone cubic ft. although watering may include all soil pore space.
This then leads to being careful about watering. You will want to “water to water”, NOT water to flush, once the soils are working, taking water throughout the root zone.
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