Cypher Environmental and Brandon University’s, Dr. Hamid Mumin and Team Recognized for Research Efforts Cypher Environmental   |   December 8, 2018

To highlight the Anniversary of over 50 Brandon University (BU) researchers and several grad students being featured in the Research Connection section that is published regularly throughout the academic year,  and the 50th year of BU chartering as a University, a collected edition of Research Connections were published in the “It’s All Happening at BU” magazine. The article features the ongoing research being conducted in partnership between Cypher Environmental and Dr....

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EarthZyme® Mine Haul Road in Xilinhot, China Reduces Fuel Consumption by 17.4%—Saving Mining Operation Millions of Dollars Cypher Environmental   |   February 2, 2018

Application of EarthZyme® Road Building Technology in Field Management of Shengli Open-Pit Coal Mine Cypher was recently provided with an abstract of a study conducted on an EarthZyme® haul road application at an open-pit coal mine in Xilinhot, China, by Shenhua Beidian Shengli Energy Co. Ltd. Following the success of a demo road in 2013, the mining operation built an additional 10km of EarthZyme® haul road in 2014. Over the following year of...

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Adobe Blocks Cypher Environmental   |   July 6, 2017

Enzyme and Polymer Contributions and Improvements in Adobe Materials Mudbrick has become an important material in construction as environmental pollution increases. One of the weakest aspects of the adobe material is its ability to absorb water. When water comes in contact with the soil it can often cause the soil to lose cohesion, which leads to a considerable decrease in strength. In this study, additives comprised of enzymes and polymers...

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UltraZyme® Bioremediation with Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Salts Cypher Environmental   |   June 30, 2017

Salt-Tolerant Hydrocarbon-Degrading Microbial Consortium for Rapid Bioremediation in Soils Co-Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Salts This study shows that UltraZyme® exhibits a significant tolerance to salts up to concentrations of 10% when degradable organics are readily available in the dissolved phase. When UltraZyme® is exposed to non-aqueous phase hydrocarbons, UltraZyme®’s salt tolerance decreases to 2.5%. However, 2.5% NaCl is still within or greater than the common ranges of salt concentrations encountered in...

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Capillary Rise Experiment – Enzyme Soil Stabilizers Cypher Environmental   |   February 3, 2017

Assessing the Effectiveness of an Enzyme Soil Stabilizer Red River valley soils are rich in clay and silt. While this may be beneficial for agricultural uses, fine-grained soils can be problematic as construction materials for roads and foundations. Clay soils have an affinity for weakening during wet weather. They often experience considerable swelling and shrinkage in response to moisture changes. If silt is present, it can be prone to frost...

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Dust Stop Liquid Concentrate – Lasting Dust and Erosion Control for Tailings Piles Cypher Environmental   |   October 20, 2016

Dust Stop Liquid Concentrate is a 100% environmentally friendly solution that is very effective for long term dust and erosion control for tailings piles consisting of any material. After application of the emulsion to the tailings, the water evaporates and the polymer particles pack closely together to form a continuous film. Moreover, the application of Dust Stop leads to the isolation of the polymer by the removal of water. In...

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Bio-Stabilization of Unconsolidated Base Materials Cypher Environmental   |   October 20, 2016

Rural roads in southwestern Manitoba and across Canada suffer from chronic rapid deterioration requiring expensive ongoing maintenance. The current research is an integral part of the initial attempt at stabilizing rural gravel roads with the introduction of aggregate gravel materials with a high content of reactive clays, organic catalysts, in conjunction with the use and application of appropriate construction protocols. A one-mile test section of gravel road was reconstructed in...

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EarthZyme – Paving a New Way for Haul Road Construction Cypher Environmental   |   October 20, 2016

The use of environmentally friendly EarthZyme soil stabilizer can dramatically reduce costs associated with the construction and maintenance of new haul roads and the stabilization of existing haul roads. EarthZyme is a concentrated blend of enzymes, electrolytes and surfactants that produces significant engineering improvements on suitable soils. After an application of EarthZyme, soils with high clay content have shown to yield higher densities, increased CBR (California Bearing Ratio) values, and...

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UZP Corbana Project: An Environment-Friendly Solution for Optimizing Post-Harvest Crop Yields Cypher Environmental   |   February 1, 2014

An ever growing human population inherently means an increasing demand for food. The United Nations have estimated that by the year 2050, the world population is expected to increase to 8.9 billion: a 47% growth from the year 2000. Sustaining such growth may result in the need for land clearing expansions; the outcome of which may adversely impact our environment. A more sustainable and environment-friendly solution is to seek options...

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