Biopolymer composition for remediating degraded soils and for preventing soil erosion

USPTO Patent Application US 2018/0134958 A1
Application Date: May 17th, 2018

ABSTRACT

The said biopolymer is derived from corn cob waste. The said biopolymer is of specific charge, size, and length, to facilitate aggregation, and create, or improve soil structure, and thus...
Application Number:
14/623,072
International Classification:
C09K 17/50 (20060101); C08L 97/02 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is being claimed is:

1. A soil conditioner comprising a corn cob waste derived cellulose microfibrils biopolymer additive, wherein the soil conditioner is structured to modify a soil to water interface so that the composition controls erosion or water infiltration.

DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to soil conditioning with flocculating agents, coagulants and stabilizers. The current invention comprises a biopolymer soil conditioner based on cellulose microfibrils of specific charge, size and length to span between large numbers of soil particles. The biopolymer composition may be used as soil-binding biomaterials that, either...
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