WASTEWATER nano-ROOTGUARD® - now guaranteed against root intrusion for 15 years - for the  terms please see the warranty.

Nano-ROOTGUARD®. Subsurface drip is an efficient and cost effective method to irrigate agricultural crops, landscape and turf areas and to reuse or dispose effluent water. Roots can clog drip emitters in systems buried below mulch or below the soil surface, and this tendency historically limited the service life of the system. Now, through a unique marriage of polymer and root-growth inhibitor, Geoflow, working with researchers at Battelle's Pacific Northwest Laboratories created long-term, controlled-release devices that establish a root barrier zone.

Rodney Ruskin, Geoflow’s CEO, worked with Battelle scientists to engineer ROOTGUARD, a patented process that prevents roots from entering the emitters, specifically for subsurface drip applications. The active ingredient, TreflanŽ, or in the E.U. BalanŽ, is impregnated into each drip emitter during the molding process to direct root growth away from the drip emitter.  ROOTGUARD allows Geoflow to use drip emitters with large flow paths that have proven to keep clean and clog-free. Subsurface drip irrigation systems protected with the ROOTGUARD offer all the benefits of the buried drip irrigation technology without the problem of root intrusions. Nano-ROOTGUARD is a patented Geoflow improvement (U.S. patent 6821028 and foreign equivalents) which increases the expected life from 20years to 30 years.  For more information please click on the links below:

A Picture of a Root–ball around a ROOTGUARD Protected Emitter
 

Supplemental EPA label for Treflan which covers ROOTGUARD

Material Safety Data Sheets for Treflan and Balan

View Geoflow movie

The Truth About Rainbird's Copper Shield

Treflan and Balan are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences.   ROOTGUARD is a registered trademark of A.I.Innovations.

 

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