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Turning Sand Into Fertile Soil

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A desert can be turned into fertile land after some simple preparations. All over the world, projects are going on to make this happen. The trick is to turn sand into a substance that can hold water.

Norwegian scientist Kristian Morten Olesen has patented a process to mix nano-particles of clay with water and bind them to sand particles to condition desert soil – he has been working on Liquid Nanoclay (LNC) since 2005. “The treatment gives sand particles a clay coating which completely changes their physical properties and allows them to bind with water,” he says. “This process doesn’t involve any chemical agents. We can change any poor-quality sandy soils into high-yield agricultural land in just seven hours.”

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The son of the Norwegian inventor Kristian Morten Olesen explaining the technology.

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