Enviroprime ALX offers the added safety and security of biodegradation of Pentolite explosives with no effect on expected explosive performance. This is accomplished by the addition of a specific proprietary microorganism that Austin Powder adds to the explosive at manufacturing. When submerged in water for over one year, the microorganisms become active and begin to consume the explosive components. The addition of energetic metals greatly improves the explosives detonation efficiency and strength.
- High detonation velocity produces excellent seismic pulse images.
- Anaerobic bacteria are provided in a time release form, so that they are activated only after at least one year in the subsurface environment.
- Microbial nutrients are added to provide sufficient reducing power to degrade the unexploded charge if needed, yet not interfere with the explosive energy.