Water savings through gypsum application

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REGYP produces a high quality gypsum products suitable for reuse in plasterboard and cement manufacturing and also soution grade gypsum products. REGYP through its relationships can provide solution grade gypsum for irrigation applications reducing water usage throughout NSW and QLD.

By offering a cheaper gypsum product suitable for grinding into solution grade gypsum for irrigation, Regyp will increase the uptake and usage of the gypsum technology and reduce water usage in areas like the Murray Darling Basin. Increased use of solution and aerial grade gypsum products will result in a significant net water saving. Direct water savings of 10 – 30% are common and the flow-on benefits of this are considerable.

Wyangala Dam Cowra

The use of gypsum as a soil amendment and fertiliser has been well documented for over 200 years. Historically, gypsum has been spread over the ground using mechanical or manual methods. Depending on the situation, this relatively coarse gypsum has often been incorporated into the soil to hasten its effect. Unfortunately, in many cases gypsum particles can still be identified many years after spreading took place. The particle size directly affects the degree to which gypsum becomes available in the soil.

In reality, conventional ground spread gypsum only enters the soil solution over a prolonged period of time; hence only a small percentage is available at any given time. Similarly, in a minimum till operation the opportunity to work gypsum into the soil profile is not available – further reducing the effectiveness of the application.

Fine milled gypsum now offers a high performance alternative to conventional techniques and practices. Gypsum can now be applied in a form that ensures 100% of the gypsum is available. This form of gypsum can be applied via existing irrigation systems and/or applied as a slurry via airplane. REGYP has a relationship with Central Milling in Cowra NSW who supplies soution grade gypsum products and equipment throughout Australia.

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Murray Darling basin

May 18th, 2010|